Nominations open for The John Maddox Prize
The John Maddox Prize for standing up for science 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.
Nominations for the 2015 John Maddox Prize are now open. The deadline for nominations is 11:59pm BST on 20 August 2015.
The prize is open to nominations for any kind of public activity, including all forms of writing, speaking and public engagement, in any of the following areas:
- Addressing misleading information about scientific or medical issues.
- Bringing sound evidence to bear in a public or policy debate.
- Helping people to make sense of a complex scientific issue.
The winner of the John Maddox Prize will receive £2000, and an announcement of the winner will be published in Nature. The award is presented at a reception in November.
Find out more at: http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/maddox-prize-2015.html