The Science Communication Awards are intended to reward outreach work carried out by young scientists and established researchers to inform, enthuse and engage the public.
Deadline: Friday the 30th of May 2014
The competition is open to bioscience researchers from UK universities and institutes and there are two categories of award:
New Researcher Prize: £750
The New Researcher Award is open to bioscience researchers currently reading for a Masters/PhD or in the first year of a post-doctoral position.
Established Researcher Prize: £1500
The Established Researcher Award is open to bioscience researchers who are beyond the first stages of their research career, as defined in the New Researcher category. The Society is looking for researchers who communicate their own work well, and who represent their own field strongly in the science communication world.
Please note: Professional science communicators, paid for science communication work beyond their role as a scientist, are not eligible to apply.
The Society are looking for a commitment to outreach over a period of time. This could involve a wide range of activities, from talks and written articles to hands-on demonstrations or art displays. The audiences can vary from school children to patients to the general public, but should not include a scientific audience above school level.
Overall the judges will be looking for a programme of activities that can be demonstrated to have brought good quality science to non-academic audiences in engaging ways that are likely to foster a lasting interest in the biosciences. Judges will be marking specifically on scientific content, influence and recognition, innovation, evaluation and feedback, impact on society and working with hard to reach sectors.
Previous Society of Biology Science Communication Award winners are not eligible to enter again.
The awards are now open for applications. Completed application forms should be sent along with a one page CV. Submit forms as a single pdf to Karen Patel by Friday 30th May. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The awards will be presented at the Society’s Annual Award Ceremony during Biology Week 2014.