Category:Fellows of the Royal Society

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The Royal Society is the national academy of sciences of the United Kingdom. The current Fellowship is composed of about 1600 "of the most distinguished scientists from the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries and the Republic of Ireland." According to the Society's archives there have been approximately 8,500 Fellows of the society since its foundation in 1660. The Society maintains lists of current Fellows , of past and current Fellows and, among other resources, the Sackler Archive Resource.

Fellows of the Royal Society are elected to the Royal Society by their peers who consider them to have made "a substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge including mathematics, engineering science and medical science". According to the Society's website, "the main criterion for election as a Fellow is scientific excellence."

New fellows are elected annually through nomination from an existing fellow, seconded by another fellow. A citation is written by the nominator who will then present the case to the committee for consideration. There is no age requirement or nationality requirement of candidates. British nominees are considered for regular fellows while non-British candidates are considered for foreign member of the Royal Society. [1]

See also the following categories Fellows of the Royal Society (Statute 12), Female Fellows of the Royal Society, Foreign Members of the Royal Society, Honorary Fellows of the Royal Society, Presidents of the Royal Society, Original Fellows of the Royal Society, Founder Members of the Royal Society.


This category has the following 11 subcategories, out of 11 total.

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