John Maddox Prize for Promoting Science & Evidence in the Public Interest

A great science advocacy group from the UK called Sense About Science offers annual prize to recognize individuals who are publically promoting the importance and use of science and evidence. Here is how they describe the award:

2015 John Maddox Prize

The John Maddox Prize rewards an individual who has promoted sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest. Its emphasis is on those who have faced difficulty or hostility in doing so. Nominations of active researchers who have yet to receive recognition for their public-interest work are particularly welcomed.

The prize is open to nominations for any kind of public activity, including all forms of writing, speaking and public engagement, in any of the following areas:

Addressing misleading information about scientific or medical issues.

Bringing sound evidence to bear in a public or policy debate.

Helping people to make sense of a complex scientific issue.

Nominations can be made here. There are MANY great individuals out there working in this area, so pick your favorite and nominate them (even if it’s not a certain awesome veterinary blogger!) 😉

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3 Responses to John Maddox Prize for Promoting Science & Evidence in the Public Interest

  1. Art Malernee dvm says:

    How can anyone nominate you if they must fill out your email address and where you work????

  2. v.t. says:

    Art, you’ll have to privately ask skeptvet for his email address – as for the work address, the form doesn’t require it.

  3. skeptvet says:

    Well, both pieces of information are pretty easily found with a Google search, and my CV is posted in the FAQ section of the blog. But as v.t. say, anyone is free to contact me through the contact form if they want.

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