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John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science

When Apr 30, 2013 03:25 PM to
Aug 20, 2013 03:25 PM
Contact Name Victoria Murphy
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Do you know someone who has promoted sound science and evidence?

Nominate them for the 2013 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science.

 

The John Maddox Prize will reward 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.

 

Sir John Maddox, whose name this prize commemorates, was a passionate and tireless champion and defender of science, engaging with difficult debates and inspiring others to do the same. As a writer and editor, he changed attitudes and perceptions, and strove for better understanding and appreciation of science throughout his long working life.

 

The prize is a joint initiative of Nature, where Sir John was editor for 22 years; the Kohn Foundation; and Sense About Science, where Sir John served as a trustee until his death in 2009.

 

The prize: £2000. The award is presented in November and an announcement of the winner will be published in Nature.

 

The deadline for nominations is 11:59pm on 20th August 2013 BST. 

Full details and online nomination form are at http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/maddox-prize-2013.html

 

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