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Royal Society of Biology is welcoming nominations for their awards to acknowledge and reward outreach work carried out by researchers who inform, enthuse and engage the public with their research. There are two categories: New Researcher award and Leadership in Outreach and Engagement awards. Self nominations are welcome. Awards include cash prizes.

The Royal Society of Biology invites applications for its outreach and engagement awards.

The Award rewards researchers who:

  • Demonstrate good quality science to a range of non-academic audiences in engaging ways that are likely to foster a lasting interest in biology
  • Commit to outreach over a period of time, involving a wide variety of activities
  • Champion outreach and engagement within their department and beyond their organisation

 

New Researcher Prize

This rewards outreach work carried out to inform, enthuse and engage the public.

Nominees must be bioscience researchers who are currently reading for a master’s or PhD, or in the first year of a postdoctoral position. Previous award winners may not apply. The competition is open researchers working in any sector of UK biosciences, from universities, institutes or industry. Self nominations are accepted.

The prize is worth £750.

Leadership in Outreach and Engagement Prize

This rewards outreach work carried out to inform, enthuse and engage the public.

Bioscience researchers who are beyond the first stages of their research career, and who are paid for their outreach and engagement work, may apply. They may be working in any sector of UK biosciences, from universities, institutes or industry. Candidates should represent their own field strongly in the science communication world. The work must have been carried out within the last 24 months.

The prize is worth £1,500.

Deadline for both is 6 August (11.59pm BST)

Individuals can be nominated either by self, peer, or management nomination using a nomination form. Colleagues can also suggest a researcher for nomination by completing a short online form (the colleague form must be completed by 16 July).

 

Full details and nomination