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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Scientist, Engineer, or Organization for Outstanding Contributions to Science and Society

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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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AAAS Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #160045

Grant Description

Award of $5,000 to a USA, Canada, or International individual scientist, engineer, or organization to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of science and to society. Nominees may be honored for participation in public policy debates, activities to protect the public's safety, health, and welfare, or social responsibility toward the scientific and engineering community.

The AAAS Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility is presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to honor scientists, engineers, and their organizations whose exemplary actions have demonstrated scientific freedom and/or responsibility in challenging circumstances.

The types of actions worthy of this award include acting to protect the public's health, safety or welfare; focusing public attention on important potential impacts of science and technology on society by their responsible participation in public policy debates; or providing an exemplary model in carrying out the social responsibilities of scientists, engineers or in defending the professional freedom of scientists and engineers.

Some awardees have risked their freedom and even physical safety by their actions, while others have been honored for their advocacy and their leadership. Some have been recognized for a life-time of service and devotion to the values honored by the scientific community, and others for a particular act or instance in which they fostered scientific freedom and responsibility. Although some award winners are distinguished scientists or scholars, this is not a requirement for award selection.

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Eligibility:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominations may be received for U.S. and non-U.S. scientists and for organizations, for a specific action, for a series of related actions, and a career-long record of action. Nominations may be received for distinguished scientists or scholars, though that is not a requirement for award selection.

Nominations may be made by anyone, however, self-nominations are not accepted for this award.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2022 AAAS Awards nomination period runs from April 15 - June 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

The award consists of a prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, complimentary registration, and reimbursement for travel and hotel expenses to attend the AAAS Annual Meeting.

Contact Information:

Make a nomination at: https://sfr.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/29/home

Contact page: https://www.aaas.org/contact-aaas

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

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