SRF Marshall Medal Criteria

The Marshall Medal is the Society’s premier award. It was established in 1963 following the suggestion of Sir Alan Parkes, to commemorate the life and work of FHA Marshall. It is awarded to outstanding contributors to the study of fertility and reproduction with nominees considered on the total impact their career has had on these fields.


  • Nominations can be submitted for an individual who must be living at the time of their nomination.
  • Nominees should be a current member or alternatively previously a SRF member for a minimum of 10 years of their
  • We encourage applications from all to ensure inclusivity and diversity from all groups including those


  • The deadline for nominations is 15th May to enable sufficient time to judge the nominees prior to the May Council Ratification of the successful nominee will take place at the May Council meeting. PAC reserve the right to extend the deadline as required. Unsuccessful nominees can be reconsidered for nomination in subsequent years.

Judging of the Award:

  • The Award will be judged by a panel of SRF Council members (PAC)
  • All eligible nominees will be considered alongside the following criteria. Please note that these criteria are considered as guidance to allow for fair comparison. There is no expectation that eligible candidates must meet every attribute.
    • A letter of nomination (no more than 2 pages) describing how the nominee meets the award criteria including:
    • Sustained scientific achievements in reproductive biology and/or
    • Other
      • Leadership
      • Mentorship
      • Impact
      • Contributions to SRF community
    • CV of the nominee (no more than 3 pages)
    • Minimum of two letters of support by members of the scientific community including one current SRF member
    • One letter of support from a previous lab member/trainee