Apply for the John Maddox Prize 2019 for individuals promoting science (£3000 prize)

Application Deadline: 12pm (BST) on Friday 19th July 2019.

The John Maddox Prize recognises the work of individuals who promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so. Nominations for 2019 are now open.

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.

Requirements:

This is a global prize: people from any country and in any field can be nominated.

The John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science is awarded to an individual for any kind of public activity in any of the areas listed below:

  • Addressing misleading information about scientific issue (including social science and medicine).
  • Bringing sound evidence to bear in a public or policy debate.
  • Helping people to make sense of a complex scientific issue.

An additional prize is awarded to an individual who in the opinion of the judges is at an early stage of their career.

Evaluation & Judging

The winner is chosen by a judging panel, not by Sense about Science.

Candidates will be judged on the strength of their nomination based on the below criteria:

  • How clearly the individual advanced the discussion of good science, despite challenges.
  • The nature of the challenge(s) faced by the individual.
  • How well they placed the evidence in the wider debate and engaged others.
  • Their level of influence on the public debate.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the John Maddox Prize 2019

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