Nominations for the Connecting Science Public Engagement Prizes are now open.
If you work at, or do research that is principally based at, the Wellcome Genome Campus go to www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PEPrizes2020 to nominate yourself or someone else by Monday 15 June. It only takes two minutes!
Due to COVID-19, we appreciate that many public engagement activities had to be cancelled. This will be taken into account and, where appropriate, judging will focus on the development, design and creativity of public engagement activities that were unable to take place, as well as the proactivity and innovation shown by the nominee.
There are five prizes available:
Commitment to Public Engagement
Celebrates individual members of staff or students who have demonstrated significant and longstanding commitment to public engagement. One winner will receive £500.
Public Engagement Innovator
Recognises individual members of staff or students who have demonstrated outstanding proactivity or creativity in public engagement. One winner will receive a personal prize of £250 plus a development award of the same amount to be directed towards a public engagement or related professional development activity.
Public Engagement Advocacy
Recognises members of staff or students who have enabled positive change in public engagement through leadership, guidance, practical measures or emotional support. Prize can go to a group or individual. One winning individual will receive £500 or a group will receive £1000.
Collaboration in Public Engagement
Recognises a group of individuals who have worked particularly well together to embed public engagement into their work. One winning group will receive £1000.
Public Engagement Prize for Technical Staff - Sponsored by the Technician Commitment
Open to members of Technical staff across the entire Campus who have undertaken or supported high quality public engagement as part of their work at the Wellcome Genome Campus. One winner will receive a personal prize of £250 plus a Technician Commitment Grant of the same amount to be put towards public engagement or a related professional development activity.
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 more information please see the guidance document below.