The John Maddox Prize recognizes the work of individuals who promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so. Nominations are now open for the 2017 prize.
Sir John Maddox, whose name this prize commemorates, was a passionate and tireless champion and defender of science, engaging with difficult debates and inspiring others to do the same. As a writer and editor, he changed attitudes and perceptions, and strove for better understanding and appreciation of science throughout his long working life.
Candidates for the John Maddox Prize must be nominated. The nominator should normally be an individual who is familiar with the work of the candidate but self-nomination will be considered in exceptional circumstances. This is a global prize: people from and in any country can be nominated.
Deadline: July 31, 2017