Eligibility

Peter Burrough medal: Any living person may be nominated. A nomination must take the form of a written letter (of no more than 750 words) from a scholar who is thoroughly acquainted with the nominee’s work, stating in a well-structured, well-argued and convincing manner why the nominee deserves the medal. The letter must be signed by three scholars, one of whom must have attended at least one of the Spatial Accuracy symposia.

James Smith medal: Any living person may be nominated who has held a graduate degree (except in exceptional circumstances, a doctorate is preferable) for no more than seven years by the close of the nomination period. A nomination must take the form of a written letter (of no more than 750 words) from a scholar who is thoroughly acquainted with the nominee’s work, stating in a well-argued and convincing manner why the nominee deserves the medal. The letter must be signed by three scholars, one of whom must have attended at least one of the Spatial Accuracy symposia.

At the time of his/her nomination, a nominee must agree to receive the medal in person at the time and place designated by the ISARA Steering Committee, and must furnish a current curriculum vitae to the Medal Committee. The nominee must also agree to give a keynote at the next Spatial Accuracy symposium if awarded with the medal.If the nominee is a member of either the Medal Committee or the ISARA Steering Committee, then s/he must excuse him/herself from that position for the year in which s/he is nominated in order to accept the nomination. The Steering Committee will appoint a replacement member for the symposium in question.

The award of the medals shall not be presented to any one individual more than once. Unsuccessful nominations do not carry over from one nomination announcement to the next (i.e., a new nomination dossier is required).