Voice of Young Science Public Engagement Award

We have teamed up with the Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) to offer a £1000 public engagement award. We want you to design a  public engagement resource on the topic of applied microbiology that is easy to understand, aimed at GCSE/A-level standard.

Examples of effective resources include films/videos, websites, posters/presentations, cartoons/animations, comics, scripts/dialogues, written guides like our ‘Making Sense of…’ guides, activity packs like our ‘Evidence Hunter’, or dioramas. Look online for ideas, and be creative! The competition is open to all early career researchers regardless of your field of work. You don’t have to be a biologist or an SfAM member!

The resource needs to be able to engage the public in a meaningful way and embody the ethos of Sense about Science’s Voice of Young Science network. Does it challenge a misconception about science or evidence in public life?

You should submit your proposal by filling in the form here. Read the instructions carefully, and you’ll find some tips for helping you complete the application. You can include visual aids (such as pictures, example story boards, script excerpts) by sending them to Dr Hamid Khan, public engagement coordinator, at hamid@senseaboutscience.org. The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Friday, 26th July.

The ideas will be considered jointly by Sense about Science and SfAM. The winner will be awarded a £1,000 prize and their idea could be turned into a reality!