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Applications open for The Josh Award 2015

05 Feb 2015

The Josh Award is an award established to recognise and support up‐and‐coming talent in science communication, nurture development in the field and support the involvement in the Manchester Science Festival

The award is open to science communication practitioners who can be full-time, part-time, or practising science communication through various aspects of their jobs, e.g. as a researcher at a University. We welcome applications from individuals and groups. The Award is open to anyone involved in science communication in the UK (and is a UK resident).

The winner will receive the following:

  • a role as Manchester Science Festival Science Communicator in Residence for one year (this means you receive the support of the Manchester Science Festival team, members of BIG and previous Josh Award winners to develop and deliver an innovative and new project or event at Manchester Science Festival 2015);
  • a free conference place at the BIG Event (in Norwich 22‐24 July) to network with and present to a diverse range of science communicators from across the sector;
  • up to £1000 to develop your project or event with Manchester Science Festival and up to £500 personal expenses budget (this budget will be agreed and held by the Manchester Science Festival).
  • membership of BIG for one year;
  • a personal prize cheque of £500 provided by The Josh Award Fund;
  • The Josh Award trophy, held for one year.

The winner will be expected to:

  • develop and deliver a project/event for Manchester Science Festival (in agreement with the team) and act as Science Communicator in Residence at the Manchester Science Festival, which will take place from Thursday, 22 October to Sunday, 1 November 2015;
  • accept The Josh Award and meet with the Josh Award Chairman at either Manchester Science Festival or the BIG Event in Norwich 22‐24 July;
  • write of a case study of the created event/activity which can be presented at the BIG conference and written in the BIG newsletter,

Further information and to apply