Connecting Science Public Engagement Prizes 2019

Our campus prize scheme to reward and celebrate excellence in public engagement

Do you know anyone on Campus who has been doing amazing work engaging schools or public audiences with campus science?

Have you or your team developed or carried out some great public engagement activities?

It only takes two minutes to nominate yourself or someone else working at the Wellcome Genome Campus for a Connecting Science Public Engagement Prize. Please note you must work or do research principally based, at the Wellcome Genome Campus to be eligible to nominate.

There are four prizes available:

Commitment to Public Engagement - Celebrating staff or students who have demonstrated significant and longstanding commitment to public engagement. One winner will receive £750.

Early Career - Celebrating staff or students at earlier career levels who have demonstrated pro-activity and achievement in public engagement. One winner will receive a personal prize of £500 plus a development award of up to £250 to be directed towards a public engagement or related professional development activity.

Support for Public Engagement - Celebrating staff or students who have supported public engagement through leadership, guidance, or practical or emotional support. One winning individual or team will receive £500.

Public Engagement Project - Celebrating a piece of planned work by a team or individual that demonstrates outstanding success in engaging external audiences with aspects of WGC science or research. One winning individual will receive £750 or a team will receive £1500 to be distributed between the team members.

Who can be nominated?

Anyone who works, or whose research is principally based, at the Wellcome Genome Campus (including PhD and pre-doc candidates) can be nominated. Nominators must also be based at the campus and could be colleagues, PhD supervisors, managers, team leaders etc. For the Project prize, one member of the project team should be identified to lead the submission. For more information see the guidance document below.

When and how do I nominate?

Nominations will only take a few minutes and can be made here:

The deadline for nominations is Friday 15 February 2019.

Once a person has been nominated, they will be contacted and asked to provide further information to complete their nomination and be considered for a prize. 

Can I self-nominate?

Yes, self-nominations will be accepted.

For more information see the guidance document below or to see videos of last years winners go to