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Royal Society Armourers & Brasiers' Company Prize

The Royal Society Armourers & Brasiers' Company Prize is awarded for excellence in basic research in functional or structural materials where the research is clearly motivated by use of these materials. The concept of 'use-inspired basic research' describes research seeking fundamental understanding that is motivated or inspired by considerations of practical use. The award consists of a commemorative medal and a cash prize of £2,000.  

The prize is administered by The Royal Society and the next round of nominations will open in November 2023.  More information about the criteria for the prize and about its history is available here.

In 2022 the prize was awarded to Professor Iain McCulloch FRS for making fundamental contributions to the application of materials chemistry to organic electronic applications.