Funding brief: The John Maddox Prize recognizes the work of individuals who promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so. Nominations for 2019 are now open.
Sir John Maddox, whose name this prize commemorates, was a passionate and tireless champion and defender of science, engaging with difficult debates and inspiring others to do the same. As a writer and editor, he changed attitudes and perceptions, and strove for better understanding and appreciation of science throughout his long working life.
Donor Name: Sense about Science
Funding name: John Maddox Prize 2019
Deadline: Nominations close at 12pm (BST) on Friday 19th, July, 2019.
Funding details link: Click to view
Funding limit: The John Maddox Prize awards evening will be hosted at Wellcome Collection, London in November, and an announcement is published in Nature. Winners will receive £3000. An additional award is also made to someone who in the opinion of the judges is at an early stage of their career.
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Eligible organization: As below
● This is a global prize: people from any country and in any field can be nominated.
The John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science is awarded to an individual for any kind of public activity in any of the areas listed below:
● Addressing misleading information about scientific issue (including social science and medicine).
● Bringing sound evidence to bear in a public or policy debate.
● Helping people to make sense of a complex scientific issue.
● An additional prize is awarded to an individual who in the opinion of the judges is at an early stage of their career.
● Staff, trustees and directors of the supporting organizations and previous winners and previous or current members of the judging panel and their direct relations are not eligible for nomination for the prize, though they may nominate. It is open to anyone else, including those commended or nominated in previous years and people who have published with or worked with either organization as contributors, advisers or in other collaborations.
● As a nominator you should normally be an individual who is familiar with the work of the candidate but self-nomination will be considered in exceptional circumstances.
● Nominations are to take the form of a letter of recommendation and include biographical information on the candidate and a description of the candidate’s work in standing up for science. Permission must be sought from the nominee. If possible, a supporting referee should be included in the nomination form and may be contacted.
● If you think the individual is at an early stage in their career then please highlight this on the nomination form as they will be eligible for the additional prize.
● Nominations and supporting references must be submitted in English. The individual nominated, the referee, and the nominator may be contacted for more information including references.
Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)
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How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).
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