Sunday, August 11, 2013

Nominations Called for Scientists Early In Their Career Who Have Successfully Engaged a Non-Scientific Public Audience

From The Foundation Center...

[If you are interested in this award opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the bottom of this blog post for more information].

"Deadline: October 15, 2013

"American Association for the Advancement of Science Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science

"The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has issued a call for nominations for the AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science. Established in 2010, the award recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in fostering greater public engagement with science.

"Nominees will have conducted science activities with a focus on interactive dialogue between themselves and a non-scientific, public audience. Types of public engagement activities might include informal science education, public outreach, public policy, and/or science communication activities such as mass media, public dialogue, radio, TV and film, science café, science exhibit, science fair, and social and online media.

"The award offers a cash prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, complimentary registration to the AAAS annual meeting, and reimbursement for reasonable hotel and travel expenses to the meeting to receive the prize.

"To be eligible, nominees must be early-career scientists or engineers in academia, government, or industry actively conducting research in any scientific discipline (including social sciences and medicine). During the award year, AAAS will expect the recipient to continue participating in public engagement with science activities and initiatives.

"Visit the AAAS Web site for complete program guidelines, eligibility requirements, and nomination procedures."

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