ZSL's programme of science and conservation awards recognises outstanding contributions in the following categories.
Call for nominations is now open. Closing date 10 Janaury 2023
ZSL Prince Philip Award and Marsh Prize
Awarded to pupils under 19 years of age at school or sixth form college in the UK, for an account of practical work involving some aspect of animal biology.
To submit a project to the award: Prince Philip Award and Marsh Prize Guidelines 2022.pdf (316.28 KB) (316.28 KB)
ZSL Charles Darwin Award and Marsh Prize
Awarded for an outstanding zoological research project by an undergraduate attending a university in the UK.
To nominate a candidate for the award: Charles Darwin Award and Marsh Prize Submission Guidelines 2022.pdf (131.2 KB) (131.2 KB)
ZSL Thomas Henry Huxley Award and Marsh Prize
Awarded to a postgraduate research biologist attending university in the UK for original work submitted as a doctoral thesis.
To nominate a candidate for the award: Thomas Henry Huxley Award and Marsh Prize Submission Guidelines 2022.pdf (169.7 KB) (169.7 KB)
ZSL Scientific Medal
Awarded to research scientists with up to 15 years postdoctoral experience for distinguished work in Zoology. A four year career break may be added. Up to three medals are awarded annually.
To nominate a candidate for the award: Scientific Medal_terms and nomination form 2022.doc (64 KB) (64 KB)
ZSL Silver Medal
Awarded for contributions to the understanding and appreciation of zoology, including public education in natural history, and wildlife conservation.
To nominate a candidate for the award: Silver Medal_terms and nomination form 2022.docx (31.37 KB) (31.37 KB)
Download: ZSL Silver Medal Winners (128.4 KB)
ZSL Stamford Raffles Award
For individuals who have made outstanding contributions to zoology outside the scope of their professional activities.
To nominate a candidate for the award: Stamford Raffles Award_terms and nomination form 2022.docx (29.53 KB) (29.53 KB)
ZSL Frink Medal
For significant and original contributions by a professional zoologist to the development of zoology.
To nominate a candidate for the award: Frink Award_terms and nomination form 2022.docx (59.55 KB) (59.55 KB)
ZSL Marsh Award for Conservation Biology
For contributions of fundamental science and its application to the conservation of animal species and habitats.
To nominate a candidate for the award: Marsh Award for Conservation Biology_terms and nomination form 2022.docx (58.46 KB) (58.46 KB)
ZSL Marsh Award for Marine and Freshwater Conservation
For contributions of fundamental science and its application to the conservation in marine and/or freshwater ecosystems.
To nominate a candidate for the award: Marsh Marine and Freshwater Conservation_terms and nomination form 2022.docx (58.32 KB) (58.32 KB)
ZSL/Clarivate Award for Communicating Zoology
Awarded for a communication of a zoological nature that has an outstanding impact on a general audience. The impact may be measured in terms of outstanding quality, novelty, innovation or accessibility for a wide audience.
To nominate a candidate for the award: Clarivate Award for Communicating Zoology_2022.docx (63.2 KB) (63.2 KB)
The ZSL Medal is awarded to serving or recently retired staff for outstanding achievement in the service of ZSL, and/or an outstanding contributions over an extended period of time.
Download: The ZSL Medal.pdf (49.51 KB) (49.51 KB)
Honorary Fellowship of the Zoological Society of London
Awarded to individuals associated with the Society who have, through their scientific or professional activities, promoted the objectives of the Society. ZSL Honorary Fellows