Maddox Prize nomination form

Please ensure you have read the nomination information thoroughly before submitting your nomination. Please submit additional supporting information to maddoxprize@senseaboutscience.org using the file naming convention ‘Maddox_Prize_2020_nomineefirstname_nomineelastname’

Nominator details

Candidate details

The nomination summary should be short (1-2 sentences), informative and accessible to a non-specialist audience. It should clearly state the reason you're nominating the candidate and should ideally start with "For his/her/the...". For example: "For his courage and integrity in delivering scientific evidence on the effects of peatland burning to many different parts of society, in the face of harassment, intimidation, lawsuits and smear campaigns" When writing in the nomination summary, please bear in mind the eligibility criteria: Addressing misleading information about scientific issue (including social science and medicine); Bringing sound evidence to bear in a public or policy debate; Helping people to make sense of a complex scientific issue.
In 3000 characters or fewer, make the case to award the prize to the candidate. This should be the story of what the candidate did, their major achievements that led you to nominate them, including the relevant facts. You should ask yourself why you're nominating them now. This should be clear in the first few sentences and the rest of the letter should substantiate this. The letter should state the candidate's impact on the public debate, the nature of the challenge or hostility they faced and how they responded to it. Please bear in mind the judging criteria when writing your letter. Candidates will be judged on the strength of their nomination based on the below: How clearly the individual advanced the discussion of good science, despite challenges; The nature of the challenge(s) faced by the individual; How well they placed the evidence in the wider debate and engaged others; Their level of influence on the public debate.

Referee details (must be a different person to the nominator)