The 百乐博app下载 has been rewarding promising early career scientists for over 30 years, many of whom are now successful 科学 communicators. 往届获奖讲师包括 布莱恩。考克斯, 理查德怀斯曼玛吉Aderin-Pocock.

The 奖的讲座 aim to promote open 和 informed discussion on issues involving 科学 和 actively encourage early career scientists to explore the social aspects of their research. 申请人应该是活跃的, early career researchers who are skilled at communicating their research to the wider public. They should be available to present their Award Lecture during the 百乐博app下载 which will be held in Leicester from Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 September 2022, 由德蒙福特大学主办.

The selected Award Lecturers will receive a £250 honorarium, 公众参与培训, as well as travel to 和 accommodation for the duration of the Festival. T在这里 may also be opportunities to present the Award Lecture at other festivals in the UK.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022 奖的讲座hips. 

Before applying, we strongly encourage you to read the below FAQs 和 get in touch with (电子邮件保护) 来讨论你的申请. 

Awards are available in seven different areas 和 seek to highlight the interdisciplinarity of 科学, 研究和创新:

  • 社会科学

  • 工程、技术和工业 

  • 环境科学

  • 农业、生物和医学

  • 物理科学和数学

  • 数字创新

  • 科学与艺术

T在这里 may also be other opportunities to present the Award Lecture at other 科学 festivals in the UK.

To get an idea of what it's like to be an Award Lecturer, check out 这个博客 from one of our 2018 winners, Oli Williams, 和 这一系列5分钟的视频 2021年的获奖者.

看到 完整的列表 自1990年以来的获奖讲座. 

Frequently Asked Questions: Award Lecture Applications

The following information provides guidance about the selection criteria for the 奖的讲座, answers to frequently asked questions about putting yourself forward as an Award Lecture 和 will help you to write a successful application.

If you have any other questions, or if you would like to discuss your proposal, please contact 汉娜•劳伦斯. If you would like to view or download the FAQs as a PDF, please click 在这里.

关于你的

你所说的“早期职业研究者”是什么意思??

The BSA underst和s that researchers take different career paths, so the term 'early career researcher' is deliberately vague. 一般, we define ‘early career researchers’ as having less than 5 years’ unbroken / continuous post-doctoral research experience or equivalent; however, t在这里 is space in the form to explain how applicants with more than five years’ experience qualify as early career researchers. We do not automatically exclude applicants with more experience. We have also rewarded exceptional PhD students in previous years.

你在寻找有经验的沟通者吗?

It is important to us that our Award Lecturers are passionate about communicating their work to public audiences. We are not looking for extensive experience speaking to large audiences; however, applicants should provide examples of their involvement in public engagement activities. We offer training to all our Award Lecturers 和 support them to develop their event.

What academic qualifications 和 experience are you looking for?

We are looking for early career researchers (see our definition above) that have a track record of high-quality research. Applicants must be undertaking original research in their field. We do not specifically grade applications based on numbers of papers published, however significant publications 和 other evidence of professional competence are viewed favourably.

关于申请流程

I am interested in being an Award Lecturer, can I put myself forward?

As you are the person who ultimately knows your work best, 你应该自己完成申请. 然而, we do request a supporting statement written by another person as part of the application process.

谁来写我的支持性陈述?

We do not have strict restrictions on who is eligible to write this supporting statement; however, you should choose someone who knows your work well such as an academic supervisor or a public engagement officer at your institution.

关于讲座

I’m unsure which Award Lecture category my work fits into?

We view interdisciplinary work favourably 和 underst和 that many researchers are working in areas that may fit into more than one of the Award Lecture categories. 如果你不确定,请联系 汉娜•劳伦斯. The same panel reviews all Award Lecture applications, so if we feel that your work fits better in another category it will automatically be considered.

你在寻找什么样的内容?

We encourage applicants to propose a lecture based on their own research, 考虑到更广泛的社会内容. The 奖的讲座 aim to promote open 和 informed discussion on issues involving 科学 和 actively encourage early career scientists to explore the social aspects of their research. We are looking for evidence that the researcher has considered the audience (see below) 和 how best to engage them with the topic. We do not want a potted history of your area of research to the present day but more about how your work is contributing to an area of 科学.

我的活动将在何时何地举行?

The 奖的讲座 will take place in a time slot likely between 11:00 和 20:00 from 13-17 September 2022 in Leicester.

What kind of audience should my event be aimed at?

节日是免费的,对所有人开放.  

节目的目标观众是: 

  • 非专业成年人(主要为16岁以上)
  • 对科学有广泛兴趣的人;
  • 和 those who may not have an existing interest specifically in 科学, but might have an interest in the particular topic of an event. 

Please note that the 百乐博app下载 does not provide content for children or families.  

我的事件应该有多长?

奖的讲座 should be a maximum of one-hour long including any Q&A.

一般

Below this FAQ section is a list of the questions you will be asked in the application form. Please read through these before completing the form to help you prepare your answers.

What are the benefits of being an Award Lecturer?

As well as presenting a prestigious Award Lecture at the 百乐博app下载, winners will receive a £250 honorarium 和 公众参与培训. T在这里 may also be opportunities to present the Award Lecture at other festivals in the UK.

申请的截止日期是什么时候?

The deadline for Award Lecture applications is 17.2021年12月6日00时.

春节的日期和地点是什么?

The Festival will take place from 13-17 September 2022 和 will be 由德蒙福特大学主办 in Leicester.

你会支持我的活动的发展吗?

All Award Lecturers will be offered 公众参与培训 during summer 2022 和 we can advise on content 和 format. 请与……联系 汉娜•劳伦斯 对于任何有关这方面的疑问.

When will I find out if my event has been accepted?

We will be letting applicants know early in the New Year.

我的活动会邀请记者吗?

T在这里 is a strong media presence at the Festival. If accepted, we will ask for more detailed information about you that will be provided to the media.

申请表上的问题

This is a summary of the questions you will be asked in the proposal form. Please read through these before completing the form to help you prepare your answers.

你的细节

本节帮助我们了解您.

The questions include basic information such as name, 组织, 联络详情及以下问题:

  • If you have more than five years post-doctoral research experience, please explain how you fit the description of an early career researcher. 150个单词.
  • Do you have public liability insurance or are you covered by your institution/组织? We need confirmation that all speakers are covered.

关于你的

This section provides more detailed information about your career, prior public engagement experience 和 your reasons for putting yourself forward for the Award.

  • Please briefly list your academic 和 professional qualifications. Max 150字.
  • Please briefly describe your career path so far. Include details of any significant publications 和 other evidence of professional competence. 200个单词.
  • 你有公众参与的经验吗? 请包括任何例子的链接e.g. 视频网站,博客. 150个单词.
  • 你为什么提名自己获得这个奖项? Max 250字.

附表

This section helps us underst和 the person supporting your application. The questions include basic information such as name, 组织, contact details as well as the following question:

  • 你为什么支持这个申请? 250个单词.

关于讲座

This section provides more detailed information on the proposed lecture.

Please use this section to develop the proposed talk. This should be about cutting-edge research the applicant is involved with 和 not an overview of a topic. Think about how to demonstrate the societal impact (or possible future impact) of the research, 和 possible audience interaction or simple illustrative demos.

  • Which Award Lecture category does your lecture fit into?
  • 请提出一个草稿标题. 十个字
  • 请描述讲座的内容. 请包括研究的描述, what elements will be particularly highlighted during the talk 和 the impact the research has/may have on society. 250个单词.
  • 讲座将采用什么形式? Please describe how you will engage the audience with their presentation (including interactive activities or simple demos)? 150个单词.

The remaining questions are to confirm the following points:

  • That you underst和 the event should be a maximum of 60 minutes, 包括观众提问的时间.
  • 如果您的事件被接受, you will need to fill out a risk assessment 和 provide us with detailed logistics information, including confirmation of public liability insurance, 在节日之前.
  • 这个节日你哪天有空?