June 2, 2014, by Lindsay Brooke
Calling all BBSRC researchers
As part of their 20th anniversary programme the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is seeking to recognise excellence in the UK bioscience research base which has been supported and championed by the BBSRC over the last two decades.
To demonstrate the research council’s support and pride for the research community they have launched two special awards: the BBSRC Anniversary Award for Excellence in Bioscience and the BBSRC Anniversary Award for Excellence in Bioscience and Bioscience Communication.
The awards will be made to four individual researchers in recognition of outstanding scientific contributions to UK bioscience in fields within the BBSRC remit.
- The research will have made a notable impact on the scientific understanding of that field or the practice of science in the field.
- And had, or show substantial promise towards having, a significant impact on wider society or policy
Each award recipient will receive a prize medal and £2,000. With support from the BBSRC the award recipients will be expected to participate in BBSRC publicity in support of the prize process, attend an awards presentation and to give a public lecture on the science they are being recognised for.
An additional award will be made to an individual scientist or professional science communicator who has made a significant contribution by raising the level of debate about our bioscience research with the public.
BBSRC Anniversary Awards for Excellence in Bioscience Communication will:
- Recognise outstanding achievement in communicating UK bioscience or related issues to non-specialist public audiences, or commitment to supporting BBSRC researchers to achieve the same.
- Contribute to the advancement of the level of debate around bioscience.
- Evidence of impact in engaging with public audiences.
This award recipient will also receive a prize medal and £2,000. The recipient will be expected to participate in BBSRC publicity in support of the prize process, to attend an awards presentation and to give a public lecture on either the subject of the prize or the practice of bioscience communication with the public.
More details are on the BBSRC website.
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