Manchester Science Festival, in conjunction with BIG, are delighted to announce that nominations are now open for The Josh Award 2014 – established to recognise and support up-and-coming talent in science communication.

The award recognises a defining moment in the career of a science communicator; a person who is a practicing scientist or someone who has chosen science communication as their profession. (You can read all about last year’s winner Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan from The University of Manchester’s School of Computer Science here.)

The award provides the opportunity to become the science communicator in residence at the Manchester Science Festival 2014, developing and delivering a new project or event while show-casing best practise in the field of science communication.The winner will receive support to nurture their development in the field and their involvement in the Manchester Science Festival from both the Festival team and the British Interactive Group (BIG).

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