The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) – Award for Public Engagement with Science

Deadline: August 15

Level: Mid-career, Senior

Background: International

Cycle: Annual

Description: 

The AAAS Award for Public Engagement with Science, established in 1987, recognizes scientists and engineers who make outstanding contributions to the “popularization of science.” The Award shall be given annually to scientists or engineers who, while working in their fields, have also contributed substantially to the public’s engagement with science or technology. Types of activities to be considered include books, magazines, and newspaper articles; broadcasting; lecturing; museum presentation and exhibit design; and other public outreach activities, local, national, and/or international.

Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible individuals include active or retired scientists and engineers from all disciplines, including social and behavioral sciences and biomedical fields, who have contributed substantially to the public’s engagement with science or technology. Only materials produced for general audiences, as opposed to professional or trade audiences, will be considered. Employees of the AAAS are not eligible.

Nominees considered “early career,” which is defined as an individual who has been in his/her current field for less than seven years and pre-tenure or job equivalent, including post-doctoral fellows (meaning the nominee is typically within 7 years of receiving Ph.D.) may be eligible for the AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science.

For More Information: http://www.aaas.org/page/aaas-award-public-engagement-science