British Science Festival 2019 proposals: Award Lecture nominations
The British Science Association has been rewarding promising early career scientists for over 20 years, many of whom are now successful science communicators. Previous Award Lecturers include Brian Cox, Richard Wiseman and Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

The Award Lectures aim to promote open and informed discussion on issues involving science and actively encourage early career scientists to explore the social aspects of their research. The nominees should be active, early career researchers who are skilled in communicating their research to the wider public. They should be available to present their Award Lecture during the British Science Festival, 10–13 September 2019, hosted by the the University of Warwick.

The Award Winners will receive an all expenses paid trip to the British Science Festival, public engagement training, a £250 honorarium and an invitation to the Festival Dinner on Thursday 12 September. There may also be opportunities to present the Award Lecture at other festivals in the UK.

The deadline for Award Lecture nominations is 7 January 2019.

Please make sure you read the FAQs before submitting your proposal.

We encourage you to discuss your ideas with us before submitting your proposal. If you have any questions or want to discuss your ideas, please contact Anna Woolman, Anna.Woolman@britishscienceassociation.org

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Nominee details
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Date of birth *
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If the nominee has more than five years post doctoral research experience, please explain how they fit the description of an early career researcher (max 1000 characters, includes spaces)
The BSA understands that researchers take different career paths and the term 'early career researcher' is deliberately vague.
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Gender *
Does the nominee have public liability insurance or are they covered by their institution/organisation? *
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About the nominee
Please briefly list the nominee's academic and professional qualifications *
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Please briefly describe the nominee's career path so far. Include details of any significant publications and other evidence of professional competence. *
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Does the nominee have public engagement experience? Please include links of any examples e.g. video, website, blogs (max 2000 characters, includes spaces) *
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Why are you nominating this person? (max 2000 characters, includes spaces) *
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Why has the nominee expressed an interest in the Award? (max 500 characters, includes spaces) *
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About the lecture
Please work with your nominee to develop the proposed presentation. This should be about cutting edge research the nominee is involved with and not an overview of a topic. Think about how to demonstrate the societal impact (or possible future impact) of the research, and possible audience interaction or simple illustrative demos.
Which Award Lecture category does your lecture fit into? *
What is the working title for the lecture? (max 100 characters, includes spaces) *
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Please describe the content of the lecture. Please include a description of the research, what elements will be particularly highlighted during the talk and the impact the research has/may have on society (max 4000 characters, includes spaces) *
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What format will the lecture take? Please describe how the nominee will engage the audience with their presentation (including interactive activities or simple demos), and describe any videos or soundbites that may be used (max 1500 characters, includes spaces) *
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Award Lectures should be a maximum of 60 minutes long, including time for questions from the audience. Please tick to confirm that you have read and understood this. *
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Please note that if accepted, the nominee will need to fill out a risk assessment, provide us with detailed logistics information, including confirmation of public liability insurance, in advance of the Festival. *
If accepted, please be aware that we may ask you to adjust certain logistical aspects of your proposed event.
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Nominee availability
Which days of the festival is the nominee available? (select all that apply) *
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If successful would the nominee be available to come to training days in London on the 25 and 26 June 2019?
All expenses will be paid.
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NOTE: If you do not agree to this then we cannot process your proposal. If you have any questions about what the British Science Association does with your data please contact (FIRST NAME, LAST NAME, EMAIL).
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