Sense About Science, in collaboration with Nature and the Kohn Foundation, invites nominations for the John Maddox prize. This recognises an individual who has promoted sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest.
Nominations may be any kind of public activity, including writing, speaking and public engagement, in any of the following areas:
- addressing misleading information about scientific or medical issues;
- bridging sound evidence to bear in a public or policy debate;
- helping people to make sense of a complex scientific issue.
Researchers in any area of science or engineering, or those working to address misleading information and bring evidence to light, may be nominated. Nominees may be based anywhere in the world. Nominators should normally be individuals who are familiar with the candidate’s work and they must seek permission from the candidate for the nomination. Self-nominations may be considered in exceptional circumstances.
The prize is worth £2,000 and closing date is 31st July 2017.