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The John Maddox Prize 2018

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Deadline: 13 August 2018


Nominations for the John Maddox Prize 2018 are now open. The prize recognizes the work of individuals who promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so.

The award is presented each year at a reception in November.


-£3000 prize money

-Announcement getting published in Nature


The nominator should normally be an individual who is familiar with the work of the candidate but self-nomination will be considered in exceptional circumstances. This is a global prize: people from any country and in any field can be nominated.

Individuals can be nominated for any kind of public activity in any of the following areas:

-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


Candidates will be judged on the strength of their nomination based on the below criteria:

-How clearly the individual communicated good science, despite challenges.

-The nature of the challenge(s) faced by the individual.

-How well they placed the evidence in the wider debate and engaged others.

-Their level of influence on the public debate.

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