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Every year the British Science Association asks for applications for the seven Award Lectureships available to early career academics who are skilled at engaging people with their research.

The British Science Association has been rewarding promising early career scientists for over 30 years, many of whom are now successful science communicators. Previous Award Lecturers include Brian CoxRichard Wiseman and Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

The Award Lectures aim to promote open and informed discussion on issues involving science and actively encourage early career scientists to explore the social aspects of their research. The applicants should be active, early career researchers who are skilled at communicating their research to the wider public. They should be available to present their Award Lecture during the British Science Festival which will be held in Leicester from Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 September 2022, hosted by De Montfort University.

The selected Award Lecturers will receive a £250 honorarium, public engagement training, as well as travel to and accommodation for the duration of the Festival. There may also be opportunities to present the Award Lecture at other festivals in the UK.

Awards are available in seven different areas:

  • Social sciences
  • Engineering, technology and industry 
  • Environmental sciences 
  • Agricultural, biological and medical sciences 
  • Physical sciences and mathematics 
  • Digital innovation 
  • Science and the arts

The deadline for submissions is 17.00 on 6 December 2021.

Click here for full details and to apply