(Date is indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details)
The John Maddox Prize recognises the work of individuals who promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so.
Sir John Maddox, whose name this prize commemorates, was a passionate and tireless champion and defender of science, engaging with difficult debates and inspiring others to do the same. As a writer and editor, he changed attitudes and perceptions, and strove for better understanding and appreciation of science throughout his long working life.
The John Maddox Prize awards evening will be hosted at Wellcome Collection, London in November, and an announcement is published in Nature. Winners will receive £3000. An additional award is also made to someone who in the opinion of the judges is at an early stage of their career.
This is a global prize: people from any country and in any field can be nominated.
The John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science is awarded to an individual for any kind of public activity in any of the areas listed below:
- Addressing misleading information about scientific issue (including social science and medicine).
- Bringing sound evidence to bear in a public or policy debate.
- Helping people to make sense of a complex scientific issue.
An additional prize is awarded to an individual who in the opinion of the judges is at an early stage of their career.
Nominations close 12pm (BST), Friday 19th July 2019