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The American Association for the Advancement of Science invites nominations for its early-career award for public engagement with science, which recognises early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities. The prize comes with a cash prize.

The AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence not only in their research careers but also in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society. The recipient receives a monetary prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, and recognition at the AAAS Annual Meeting.

Self nominations are allowed.

Nominee must represent a field of science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM) and be actively conducting research in any scientific discipline (including social sciences, mathematics, engineering and medicine). They may be based in academia, government or industry. 

Public engagement activities must be above and beyond job responsibilities. 

Nominee must be “early career” which is defined as an individual who has completed their terminal degree within seven years of the deadline for nominations.

Nomination Deadline: June 30 at 11:59pm ET (16:59 BST).

Click here for full details and to nominate