Awards Details

Erskine Ramsay Medal Award
The Erksine Ramsay Award is given in recognition of distinguished achievement in coal mining, both bituminous coal and anthracite.
Scholarship Description
The Ramsay Medal, established in 1948, and funded by AIME, recognizes distinguished achievement in coal mining, to include both bituminous coal and anthracite. The medal is accompanied by an engrossed diploma containing a citation of the service or achievement upon which the award is based. Election to this honor is by the SME Coal & Energy Division Officers with notification to the SME Executive Committee.

There are no limitations regarding nationality or membership in the AIME Member Societies, but preference is given to members. If a committee member is nominated, they will either find a replacement committee member so that they can resign for the year or remove their nomination until their term is up. Candidate must be living or passed away prior to May 1st of the nomination year.

No AIME Major Award winner is eligible to be nominated for another AIME Major Award until 9 years shall have elapsed, and the nomination support package shall conspicuously reference work in a new field or significant new accomplishments in the field for which the original award was made. (The AIME Major Awards are the Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal, Robert Earll McConnell? Award, James Douglas Gold Medal, Hal Williams Hardinge Award, Erskine Ramsay Medal, Robert H. Richards Award, William Lawrence Saunders Gold Medal, Benjamin F. Fairless Award and Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal.)

AIME Board members are exempt from receiving AIME awards.
Erskine Ramsay Award Conditions for Nomination
The Erskine Ramsay Award (Ramsay Award) recognizes distinguished achievement in coal mining, to include both bituminous coal and anthracite. All candidates must be living at the time of selection in order to receive the Ramsay Award. Members of the current award committee are not eligible to receive the award during their term of service on the award committee. No person who has been awarded any one of the nine AIME major awards (Douglas, Saunders, Lucas, Rand, Ramsay, Richards, Fairless, Hardinge, and McConnell) is eligible for consideration for any other of the eight honors.
There are no limitations regarding nationality, membership in the Institute, or otherwise.
A candidate must be a living person able and willing to present himself in person to receive the award.
No person who has been awarded any of the other eight major AIME awards (Douglas, Saunders, Lucas, Rand, Richards, Fairless, Hardinge, and McConnell) is eligible for the Ramsay Medal.
Additional Information
Nomination for this award is currently closed.

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