Nominations now open: The Josh Award 2018 – for an early-career STEM professionals

by | Mar 2, 2018

The Josh Award is the UK’s national award in science communication, established to recognise and support up-and-coming talent in science communication.

The award provides the opportunity to become the science communicator in residence at the Manchester Science Festival, developing and delivering a new project or event while showcasing best practice in the field of science communication. The winner receives support to nurture their development in the field and their involvement in the Manchester Science Festival from the Festival team, the University of Salford’s Science Communication cluster, and the BIG STEM Communicators Network.

Previous winners

Previous winners of the Josh Award include Katie Steckles, Mathematician, University of Manchester Alumni, and Aravind Vijayaraghavan, Graphene research, University of Manchester. See all previous winners here:

The Prize

  • Role as Manchester Science Festival Science Communicator in Residence in October of the same year. The winner will receive the support of the Manchester Science Festival team, members of BIG and previous Josh Award winners to develop and deliver an innovative and creative new project or event at Manchester Science Festival.
  • Up to £2500 to develop your project or event with Manchester Science Festival and up to £1000 personal expenses budget. Please note this budget will be agreed and held by the Manchester Science Festival and the University of Salford.
  • Attendance at the annual BIG Event (conference fee and annual membership provided by BIG, worth around £300) to network with and present to a diverse range of science communicators from across the sector.
  • A personal prize cheque of £500 provided by the Josh Award.
  • The Josh Award trophy, held for one year.

How to Apply

Find out more and download application form here and guidance notes here –

The deadline for submitting your application is 5pm 20 April 2018.