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Maddox Prize: nomination deadline extended to 26 May

Nominations for the John Maddox Prize now extended to 26 May, 11:59am.

The John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science recognises the work of individuals who promote science and evidence, advancing the public discussion around difficult topics despite challenges or hostility. This is a global prize: people from any country and in any field can be nominated.

The Prize is awarded to an individual for any kind of public activity in any of the areas listed below:

  • Addressing misleading information about a 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.

Nominated candidates for the Prize will be judged on the strength of the nomination based on the following 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.

Winners receive £3000. An additional award is also made to someone who in the opinion of the judges is at an early stage of their career.

Find out more and make a nomination at:
https://senseaboutscience.org/john-maddox-prize/maddox-prize-nominations/