2015 John Maddox Prize

Do you know someone who has promoted sound science and evidence? Nominate them for the 2015 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science.

The John Maddox Prize 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.

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.

The deadline for nominations is 11:59pm BST on 20th August 2015.

Full details and online nomination form are at http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/maddox-prize-2015.html


Sense About Science – Social Media Workshop

Sense About Science will be holding a Standing up for Science media workshop at the Society of Chemical Industry, London on Friday 3rd October. This full day event is free and for early career researchers in all sciences, engineering and medicine (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in first job). 

During the workshop we combine discussion about science-related controversies in media reporting with practical guidance and tips for how to deal with the media. Please find further information here.

These workshops are very popular and places are limited. To apply send a CV and short cover letter explaining your reasons for applying to Victoria Murphy: vmurphy@senseaboutscience.org

Closing date for applications is Friday 19th September.