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NSERC Awards for Science Promotion

The NSERC Awards for Science Promotion honour people and groups that are inspirational in the way they promote science to the general public.

 

Science promotion activities with award potential could include activities such as:

  • organizing science camps, fairs, clubs or programs with youth organizations;
  • creating new learning materials;
  • developing science- and engineering-related co-op programs or job shadowing initiatives;
  • arranging demonstrations, visits and lectures;
  • writing books and articles;
  • creating radio or television programs; and
  • generating public involvement through multi-media programs.

 

Eligibility:

Any individual, registered non-profit organization, postsecondary institution, non-federal museum, science centre or company within Canada may be nominated for the award. Nominees will have made a successful and sustained effort to encourage public interest in, and an understanding of, the natural sciences and engineering (including math and technology) outside the formal education system. Nominees will have made a successful and sustained effort to encourage public interest in, and an understanding of, the natural sciences and engineering (including math and technology) outside the formal education system.

 

Posthumous or self-nominations will not be accepted. Current NSERC Council members are not eligible for nomination. Past winners of an NSERC Award (or a Michael Smith Award) for Science Promotion are not eligible to be nominated a second time.

 

Value:

The individual recipient will receive an award of $10,000. The winning group will be awarded $25,000 to further science promotion activities.

 

Nomination Process:

If you intend to nominate a McMaster researcher, please contact Grace Kim, Assistant Director, Development, ROADS, at kimps@mcmaster.ca or extension 24765. Nominations must be submitted to NSERC by September 1st.

 

Additional Information:

More information about the award can be found on NSERC’s website at http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/SciencePromotion-PromotionScience/Index-Index_eng.asp.