Foundation / Corporation
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
06/30/22 11:59 PM ET
Award of $5,000 to a USA, Canada, or international engineer or scientist who has displayed excellence in encouraging public involvement in science activities. Applicants must have less than seven years of experience in the field. Eligible activities include public outreach, informal science education, public policy, science fairs and cafés, social 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. 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. Successful nominees will have demonstrated excellence in their contributions to public engagement with science activities, with a focus on interactive dialogue between the individual and their audience(s).
Types of public engagement activities might include but are not limited to: informal science education; public engagement and public dialogue activities, such as science cafés and science festivals; public policy activities; science communication activities, such as mass media, including radio, TV, books, and film; and social media.
AAAS may ask winners to contribute to public engagement with science by speaking to groups of AAAS constituencies, helping to identify scientists to participate in AAAS engagement events, and participating in other AAAS activities related to public engagement with science.
GrantWatch ID#: 160041
One scientist or engineer will be chosen to receive the award each year.
The recipient receives a monetary prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, and recognition at the AAAS Annual Meeting.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit nominations at: https://earlycareer.secure-platform.com/a
Inquiries may be directed to the Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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