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AAAS Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Scientist
or Engineer for Advancing Scientific Freedom

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Deadline Date:

09/01/17 Receipt


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Award providing a prize of $5,000 and other benefits to a USA, Canada, or International scientist or engineer for promoting scientific freedom and responsibility. The purpose of this award is to recognize exemplary work that will inspire the rising generation of engineers and scientists as they begin their careers.

The Award recognizes scientists and engineers who have:

-Acted to protect the public’s health, safety, or welfare; or
-Focused public attention on important potential impacts of science and technology on society by their
-Responsible participation in public policy debates; or
-Established important new precedents in carrying out the social responsibilities or in defending the professional freedom of scientists and engineers.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160045

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Estimated Size of Grant:

This 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.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Award recognizes scientists and engineers.
The Award is open to all regardless of nationality or citizenship.
Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.

Pre-Application Information:

Nomination materials must be received in English.

All materials must be received by September 1.

Contact Information:

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

Deborah Runkle
P: 202-326-6794
F: 202-289-4950

AAAS Center of Science, Policy and Society Programs
Attention: Deborah Runkle
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005

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