The Society of Biology – Science Communication Awards are intended to reward outreach work carried out by both young scientists and established researchers to inform, enthuse and engage the public.

The competition is open to bioscience researchers from UK universities and institutes and there are two categories of award:

  • The New Researcher Award is open to bioscience researchers currently reading for a Masters/PhD or in the first year of a post-doctoral position. – Prize £750
  • The Established Researcher Award is open to bioscience researchers who are beyond the first stages of their research career, as defined in the New Researcher category. The Society is looking for researchers who communicate their own work well, and who represent their own field strongly in the science communication world. Professional science communicators, paid for science communication work beyond their role as a scientist, are not eligible to apply. Prize £1,500

Further details:

Deadline: Friday 30 May 2014

Note The University of Manchester has an excellent history of awardees for this award. In fact in 2013, Rebecca Williams won the New Researcher award, and Dr Sheena Cruickshank won the Established Researcher award.

Please direct any questions to Karen Patel at or 020 7685 2569