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Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science

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

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Funding Source:

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American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Deadline Date:

06/30/20 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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Award of $5,000 to a USA, Canada, or International engineer or scientist with less than seven years' experience who has demonstrated excellence in engaging the public in science activities. Eligible activities include public outreach, informal science education, public policy, science fairs and cafés, social and online 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. The candidate will have demonstrated excellence in their contributions to public engagement with science activities, with a focus on interactive dialogue between the individual and a non-scientific, public audience(s). 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.

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 cafés, science fairs, and social and online media.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160041

Number of Grants:

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

Estimated Size of Grant:

A monetary prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, complimentary registration to the AAAS Annual Meeting, and reimbursement for reasonable hotel and travel expenses to attend the AAAS Annual Meeting to receive the prize are given to the recipient.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Candidate must be an individual scientist or engineer. Groups or institutions will not be considered for this award. AAAS employees are ineligible.
- Candidate must be a scientist or engineer actively conducting research in any scientific discipline (including social sciences 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.

Nominations:
- 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 allowed- a letter of support from someone who can speak to the quality of your public engagement activities is required.
- Prior nomination does not exclude a candidate from consideration in subsequent years.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations must be submitted by June 30, 2020 11:59PM EST.

FAQs: https://earlycareeraward.aaas.org/Home/FAQs

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit nominations at https://earlycareeraward.aaas.org/.

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

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

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