Wellcome Trust – Science Media Studentship

wellcome_logoThese studentships offer financial support for up to three PhD-level biomedical scientists to undertake postgraduate qualifications at Imperial College London or the National Film and Television School (NFTS).

Our research shows that the overwhelming majority of the public regard television as their most significant source of information about science. We believe that the broadcast media should represent and reflect all areas of science and culture, and therefore should be produced by people from a variety of different backgrounds.

Nominations open for the John Maddox Prize 2014

The John Maddox Prize rewards an individual who has promoted sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest. Its emphasis is on those who have faced difficulty or hostility in doing so. Nominations of active researchers who have yet to receive recognition for their public-interest work are particularly welcomed.

Less Talk, More Action! – The UoB Content Competition

Present your research in an engaging way via video and win £200!

2014 is an amazing year for engagement opportunities in the University, from the fantastic home-grown Arts & Science Festival to the national British Science Festival being held on campus, and we want to celebrate and showcase the best of our research in the most creative and exciting ways possible.

The Public Engagement Working Group (PEWG) will be offering £200 prizes for the best 4-minutes videos based on Birmingham research aimed at a general audience. We welcome creative videos from senior staff as well as post-graduate and post-doctoral researchers, whether individually or representing wider groups. The video can either be in the form of a presentation, interview, exercise, activity, role-play, cartoon or in any way that you feel conveys your research most effectively. Visit the competition page for more information!

The deadline is Wednesday the 30th of May 2014 at 12 noon.

3 Minute Thesis 2014

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, in which doctoral researchers have just three minutes to deliver an engaging presentation on their thesis topic, its originality and its significance.

With universities across the world now holding their own 3MT competitions, the University of Birmingham are delighted to be running a 3MT and are excited to invite all doctoral researchers to participate in such a highly-regarded competition.

Praxis Unico Impact Awards

The Impact Awards recognise those teams that have produced outstanding impact through successful knowledge transfer. The awards recognise and celebrate the success of collaborative working and the process of innovations: the transformation of knowledge and expertise beyond its creation in higher education, charities and public sector research establishments for the wider benefit of society and the economy.

British Science Association – Award Lectures

logoThe British Science Association has been rewarding promising early-career researchers for over 20 years through our Award Lectures, recognising outstanding communication skills and encouraging researchers to engage with the social and ethical implications of their work. Previous Award Lecturers include Brian Cox, Richard Wiseman and Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

Awards are available in 5 different areas