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Final Call For Nominations: Biosciences Federation Science Communication Award 2008

Nominations are requested for the Biosciences Federation Science Communication Award 2008, sponsored by Pfizer, which recognises research-active bioscientists from UK universities or institutes who make an outstanding and consistent contribution to communicating science to the public.

There are two categories of Award:

Category A: New Researcher – for bioscience researchers currently reading for a Masters or PhD, or in the first year of a post-doctoral position. Prize: £500

Category B: Established Researcher - for bioscience researchers who are beyond the first stages of their research career, as defined in category A above. Prize: £1500

The nominations will be evaluated by an Award Panel comprising:
Dr Mark Lythgoe, University College London and Director, Cheltenham Science Festival
Dr Rebecca Sowden , winner of the 2007 BSF Science Communication Award
Jim Loftus, Discovery Recruitment Manager, Pfizer Global Research and Development
Prof Ian McGrath, University of Glasgow and Biosciences Federation Council
Dr Julia Buckingham, Imperial College, London and Biosciences Federation Council
To make a nomination:
Nomination of researchers working in any sector of the biosciences, from UK universities or institutes, must be supported by a named representative from a Biosciences Federation Member or Associate Member Organisation (list of members) by submission of a completed Nomination Form.

Prizes will be awarded at a Biosciences Federation Science Communication Meeting and Evening Reception in central London, in November 2008.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is 24th August 2008.

For more information and Nomination Forms, see

The Biosciences Federation. A single authority representing the UK’s biological expertise, providing independent opinion to inform public policy and promoting the advancement of the biosciences.

Emma Southern | alfa
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