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John Maddox Prize 2020 for Standing up for Science

John Maddox Prize 2020 for Standing up for Science

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Applications call for the John Maddox Prize 2020 for Standing up for the Science. Moreover, the prize recognizes the work of individuals who promote science and evidence; advancing the public discussion around difficult topics despite challenges or hostility.

This prizes is in the name of Sir John Maddox. He was a passionate and tireless champion and defender of science; engaging with difficult debates and inspiring others to do the same. In addition to that, as a writer and editor, he changed attitudes and perceptions and strove for a better understanding and appreciation of science throughout his long working life.


The winners of the John Maddox will receive £3000. In addition to that, an additional award is also available to someone who in the opinion of the judges is at an early stage of their career. The John Maddox Prize awards evening is hosted at Wellcome Collection, London in November.


The John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science s a global prize as people from any country and in any field are welcome for nomination. But however, the prize is mostly open to an individual for any kind of public activity in any of the following areas

  • Addressing misleading information about a 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.
  • Furthermore, an additional prize is available to an individual who in the opinion of the judges is at an early stage of their career.

Selection Criteria

The judging panel will evaluate the nominees depending on the following features

  • How clearly the individual advanced the discussion of good science, despite challenges.
  • The nature of the challenge(s) faced by the individual.
  • How well they place the evidence in the wider debate and engaging others as well as their level of influence on the public debate.

Submit your nomination for the John Maddox Prize


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline11 May,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerSense about Science
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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