British Science Festival Award Lectures: nominations now open

Nominations for Award Lectures at the 2017 British Science Festival are now open.

The Award Lectures are a prestigious award for early career researchers with a passion for communicating their work. The British Science Association has been rewarding promising early career scientists for over 20 years, many of whom are now successful science communicators. Previous Award Lecturers include Brian CoxRichard Wiseman and Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

The Award Lectures aim to promote open and informed discussion on issues involving science and actively encourage scientists to explore the social aspects of their research. The nominees should be active, early career researchers who are skilled in communicating their research and who are able to present their Award Lecture during the British Science Festival, 5-9 September 2017, hosted by University of Brighton and University of Sussex.

Awards are available in seven different research areas. The selected lecturers will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the British Science Festival, a £250 honorarium and an invitation to the Festival Dinner. There may also be other opportunities to present the Award Lecture at other science festivals in the UK.
The deadline is 9 am Monday 6 March 2017. To find out more please visit the  website.

Alongside the Award Lectures, anyone can propose an event at the British Science Festival through the Open Call.