The University of Dundee recognises public engagement through our annual public engagement awards.  Each year the Stephen Fry Award for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research rewards our staff and students who's research and public engagement have transformed lives locally and globally.

Each year our Schools recognise their excellent communicators. The School of Life Sciences awards two Brian Cox Prizes for Public Engagement, at their annual research review in January. The School of Medicine, awards the Ian Stevenson Award, each year.

 

Public Engagement Prizes and Competitions

Research Councils and other public bodies also run their own public engagement awards. Below is a list of all the awards that we are aware of. If you know of any other awards that we have missed please send us the details.

Public Engagement Prizes
OrganisationName of AwardDetailsDeadline
Society of Biology Outreach and Engagement Awards The Outreach and Engagement Awards are intended to reward outreach work carried out by new scientists and established researchers to inform, enthuse and engage the public. Awards are in two categories: New Researcher and Established Researchers.  Next deadline June 2019
History of Science Society 2018 Singer Medal The prize, of up to £300, is awarded every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine. 30 April 2018
Society for Social Studies of Science Ludwick Fleck book prize Awarded annually for the best book in the area of science and technology studies. You can also submit a nomination here. Open Deadline
Royal Society Michael Faraday prize The Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize is the United Kingdom's premier award for science communication and is awarded annually for excellence in communicating science to UK audiences. Open Deadline
Royal Society The Royal Society Prize for Science Books The Royal Society Prize for Science Books celebrates the very best in popular science writing. Ever since the Prizes were originally established in 1988 they have had the same aim - to encourage the writing, publishing and reading of good and accessible popular science books. They have grown to become one of the UK's most prestigious non-fiction literary prizes. Open Deadline
Royal Society Kohn Award for Excellence in Engaging the Public with Science The Royal Society Kohn Award for Excellence in Engaging the Public with Science is for UK-based early-career scientists or science communicators who have undertaken high-quality public engagement activities which has had (or will have) a strategic impact on institutions, organisations and cultures, and whose career and future public engagement activities will benefit from the award. Annually
Manchester Science Festival Josh Award The Josh Award is an annual award that recognises excellence and innovation in science engagement. The award is open to anyone involved in science engagement, who is recognised as an up and coming talent, with innovative and new ideas. Previous winners include Chris Smith from the Naked Scientists, Karen Bultitude from the University of the West of England and David Price from Science Made Simple. Annually
Medical Research Council Max Perutz Science Writing Award If you are an MRC-funded PhD student with an interest in communicating your science to a wider audience, the Max Perutz Science Writing Award competition is for you. You will need to, in no more than 800 words, write about your research in a way that would interest a lay audience. Why is it important? Why does it interest you? and why should it interest the reader? Open in May each year.

Please note that we have searched for awards in all disciplines. If we have missed an award for public engagement, especially in the Art and Humanities subjects, then please send us the details.