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Awards and scholarships in mining & minerals

Medals and prizes associated with the minerals and mining industry administered by IOM3 and other bodies include the following.

IOM3 Awards for Personal Achievement

Futers Gold Medal
For outstanding services to the international minerals industry. Open to Institute members and non-members.

Medal for Excellence
For conspicuous contribution, either during the year or cumulatively over a number of years, to the art, science and practise of the mining industry. The recipient may be an individual or organisation.

Overseas Award
For a member resident overseas, for the best paper presented at an Institute symposium, or published in a mining journal, or for notable contribution to development of the Institute overseas. The recipient will receive a medal and certificate.

Nominations are invited annualy for these awards - see IOM3 Award Nominations page

Scholarships administered by the South Midlands Mining and Minerals Institute (SMMMI)

The J C Boyle Travelling Scholarship takes the form of a grant to be used to assist young engineers, as part of their continuing professional development, to make visits to companies engaged in tunnelling or in the mineral extraction and processing industries, preferably but not necessarily overseas, to study aspects of technology or management practice associated with these industries.

Applications are invited for the Scholarship - applicants should be under 35 years of age. Whilst the scholarship is open to all, membership of IOM3 would be viewed as an advantage.

For more information, please email Dr Rod Stace - Honorary Treasurer, South Midlands Mining & Minerals Institute (SMMMI)