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.