The British Science Association is pleased to announce that the nominations for the annual Award Lectures and the Call for Proposals for the British Science Festival 2015 are now open.

Open Call for Proposals – Deadline: 23 March 2015
To find out more about our open call and to submit a proposal via our webform click here:

The British Science Festival is Europe’s longest-standing national event which connects people with scientists, engineers, technologists and social scientists. In 2015 the Festival will be returning to Bradford between 7-10 September and we would like to invite researchers to apply to showcase their work at the Festival.

The British Science Festival’s aim is to bring cutting-edge British science to the fore and celebrate the importance of science in our culture and society. This year, the programme of events will focus on research presented through a series of lectures, debates and discussions. By working with more than 250 of the UK’s leading researchers to showcase their ideas, innovations and passion, the British Science Festival aims to re-energise and engage with new and existing audiences.

The British Science Festival’s Programme Planning Committee will review and select the proposals, and the BSA’s Engagement Team will work closely with the academics, freelancers, institutions and organisations involved to curate their events including providing training for speakers who are less experienced in public engagement. The British Science Association sets no restrictions on its call for proposals; anyone can suggest content for an event – staff and organisations from the host University and host city, individuals, freelancers, organisations or academic institutions from all over the UK.

Award Lecture Nominations – Deadline 2 March 2015
To find out more about the Award Lecture nominations and to submit a nomination via our webform click here:

Each year, the British Science Association acknowledges the work of a number of early career researchers and scientists, through its Award Lecture series held at the British Science Festival. Nominations for rising science communication stars, to be honoured in 2015, are now being sought. Each Lecture encompasses a different element of science, and each year five outstanding researchers present their fascinating scientific findings to the public, following in the footsteps of previous Award Lecturers such as Professor Brian Cox, Professor Richard Wiseman, and Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

For more information about both calls and to find out about other ways to get involved in the festival, please visit the British Science Association website:

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Hana Ayoob at –