The Silver Medal, an IOM3 Premier Award, is presented to a member of IOM3 in their early career*, in recognition of outstanding contribution to a field of interest within the materials, minerals and mining sector.
Successful nominees in addition to their contribution, are expected to have promoted their subject on a national/international basis as well as supporting those in the early stage of their careers.
The winner will receive a medal.
The Institute defines early career as meaning someone who is as of 1 September 2021 (and allows for career breaks, e.g. parental leave):
1. within 10 years of the start of their first employment (or self-employment) in a materials, minerals or mining related role, or
2. within 6 years of completing their PhD (in a relevant subject), whichever is sooner
Note - the 10 years from the start of their first employment would not normally include any apprenticeships (or equivalent training scheme)