The IASC Medal is awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic. A maximum of one award is made each year, assuming that there is a nominee of appropriate quality.

The whole IASC community, from all countries and career stages, is encouraged to submit a nomination by sending this form to the IASC Executive Secretary, demonstrating the nominee’s excellence (see evaluation criteria) and sustained contribution to the understanding of the Arctic.

Nominations for the IASC Medal can be submitted to the IASC Secretariat until 31 October 2022. The Medal Awards Committee will consider the nominations received and the Medal will be awarded at the Arctic Science Summit Week 2023 (ASSW 2023) in Vienna, Austria.

IASC promotes diversity, equality and inclusion at all levels and seeks a diverse slate of nominees for the IASC medal including a balance of gender, disciplinary background, geographic distribution and of all knowledge and scientific systems (e.g. academic knowledge, Indigenous Knowledge, Traditional Knowledge and Local Knowledge). A selection of statistical data on IASC medal awards and nominations (2010-2022) is available here (PDF), while a list of previous IASC Medal recipients is available on the IASC website.  

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