Monday, August 22, 2011

Nominate a communicating scientist for these 2 awards

Two scientific societies are offering awards as incentives to scientists who communicate with public audiences--which means communicators have two great opportunities this fall to nominate a particularly talented translator of the technical:

  • Emphasizing early-career scientists, the American Association for the Advancement of Science is seeking nominees now through October 15 for its Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science. The $5,000 prize will go to an individual scientist or engineer working for fewer than seven years at the pre-tenure or equivalent level, and who has promoted interactive dialogue with a non-scientific public audience. Find the application information here.
  • The American Geophysical Union will focus on climate change communication with a new prize worth $25,000. The award will go to an AGU member-scientist, and aims to highlight "the importance of promoting scientific literacy, clarity of message, and efforts to foster respect and understanding of science-based values as they relate to the implications of climate change."  Nominations are due September 30, and you can find the guidelines and application process here.

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