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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Scientist to Recognize Science Outreach Activities

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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)Guam (USA)Puerto Rico (USA)Virgin Islands (USA)Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)  Marshall Islands (USA)  Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNew BrunswickNewfoundland and LabradorNorthwest TerritoriesNova ScotiaNunavutOntarioPrince Edward IslandQuebecSaskatchewanYukon

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Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #160041

Grant Description

Award of $5,000 to a USA, Canada, or international engineer or scientist who has displayed excellence in encouraging public involvement in science activities. Applicants must have less than seven years of experience in the field. Eligible activities include public outreach, informal science education, public policy, science fairs and cafés, social media, and radio, television, and film programs.

The AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science, established in 2010, recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities. For the purposes of this award, public engagement activities are defined as the individual’s active participation in efforts to engage with the public on science- and technology-related issues and promote meaningful dialogue between science and society. Successful nominees will have demonstrated excellence in their contributions to public engagement with science activities, with a focus on interactive dialogue between the individual and their audience(s).

Types of public engagement activities might include but are not limited to: informal science education; public engagement and public dialogue activities, such as science cafés and science festivals; public policy activities; science communication activities, such as mass media, including radio, TV, books, and film; and social media.

AAAS may ask winners to contribute to public engagement with science by speaking to groups of AAAS constituencies, helping to identify scientists to participate in AAAS engagement events, and participating in other AAAS activities related to public engagement with science.

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominees must be an individual scientist, mathematician, or engineer.

The candidate must have completed their terminal degree (e.g. Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D, D.V.M., etc.) before the June 30 deadline. Post-doctoral fellows are eligible for this award.

Nominee must represent a field of science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM) and be actively conducting research in any scientific discipline (including social sciences, mathematics, engineering and medicine). They may be based in academia, government or industry. Public engagement activities must be above and beyond job responsibilities.

Candidate must be “early career” which is defined as an individual who has completed their terminal degree within seven years of the deadline for nominations.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is committed to equal opportunity for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected categories. AAAS seeks as diverse a pool of award nominations as possible, including a wide range of disciplines, institutional types, and geographic locations.

Prior nomination or being a named finalist does not exclude a candidate from consideration in subsequent years. Re-nomination is encouraged.

Groups or institutions will not be considered for this award.

AAAS employees are ineligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Visit the awards nomination site from April 15 through June 30, 2022 11:59 PM ET, to nominate a scientist or engineer for the 2023 award, to be honored at the 2023 AAAS Annual Meeting.

Nominations may be made by individuals, universities, government agencies, media, research organizations, and AAAS affiliate organizations. One nominator can nominate multiple candidates.

Self-nominations are permitted.

Nominations and materials must be in English.

FAQs: https://earlycareer.secure-platform.com/a/page/FAQ

Additional Funding Information:

Number of Grants:

One scientist or engineer will be chosen to receive the award each year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The recipient receives a monetary prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, and recognition at the AAAS Annual Meeting.

Contact Information:

Submit nominations at: https://earlycareer.secure-platform.com/a

Inquiries may be directed to the Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology at public_engagement@aaas.org.

If you require an alternate format, please contact the above email address.

American Association for the Advancement of Science
1200 New York Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-326-6400

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