We are calling on PalAss members to nominate an exceptional early career researcher that you know for a British Science Association Award Lecture, giving him/her a chance of presenting at the 2018 Festival in Hull, receiving a £250 honorarium, engagement coaching and more.
The Award Lectureships
Every year the British Science Association asks for nominations for the seven Award Lectureships available to early career academics who are skilled at engaging people with their research. These Award Lectures aim to promote open and informed discussion of science and related disciplines. Nominated individuals must demonstrate evidence of their commitment to public engagement of science. More information, including the application process can be found here: https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/award-lectures. Those interested can read a recent blog post (https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/blog/be-an-award-lecturer-in-2018) on the British Science Association website for more information on what the Award Lectures entail. Nominees must be currently based at a UK institution.
The deadline for nominations is 09.00 2nd January 2018.
The British Science Festival
The British Science Festival is Europe's longest standing science festival, travelling to a different place in the United Kingdom each year. It aims to diversify the public's understanding of science.
Next year, the Festival is taking place in Hull - the 2017 UK City of Culture - and will be hosted by the University of Hull between 11th-14th September 2018.