For European LifeScience Bloggers

It is high time a blogger wins this prize, don't you think? If you are in Europe or Israel, and you have a life-science blog, apply for this award:

EMBO Award for Communication in the Life Sciences
Call for entries 2007


Description of the award
The award is intended for scientists who have, while remaining active in laboratory research, risen to the challenge of communicating science to a non-scientific audience. The winners of the EMBO Award are nominated for the EU Descartes Prize for science communication.

The sum awarded is Euro 5.000, accompanied by a silver and gold medal inscribed with the winner's name.


* Scientists working in Europe or Israel at the time of application, who have made an outstanding contribution to the public communication of science via any medium or activity.
* Candidates must be working in active research at the time of application, and should have done most of their communication work in Europe or Israel.
* If written works are to be judged with the application, these must have been published in printed form by the time of nomination. At least one work must have been published in the period 2005 -2007. Works published in any of the languages of the EU will be considered. However, if a published English translation of the work exists, this should be submitted in preference.
* Scientists who are already widely regarded as professional communicators will not be considered for the award.

Please Note - Applications must be written in English.

Candidates must apply using the official form by the deadline, 30th June 2007. The complete application must be sent to EMBO by post at the address below.
The application must include:

the paper application form. Please download the form here, complete and send.

a letter of support of not more than 2 sides A4, from an independent proposer.

the curriculum vitae of the applicant.

an annex of not more than 2 sides of A4, in which the applicant may refer to works that support her/his application. These may be any forms of communication and outreach activities (e.g. radio and television broadcasts, documentaries, interviews, work in the community, talks in schools, workshops etc). If any of this work is documented in printed form or on the Internet, appropriate references should be given such that the jury can take it into consideration. If video or audio recordings are available, they may also be included.

if applicable, 2 copies each of the applicant's written works of relevance to science communication. Up to 3 articles may be submitted for consideration. If a copy bearing the name of the publication and date of publication is not available, the applicant must submit the text, and indicate where and when the article was published.

IMPORTANT: applicants are also requested to submit the electronic application form. Applications will not be considered complete without it!

Selection of a winner
Entries will be judged by a multinational jury including the EMBO Science & Society Committee. One winner will be selected. Further awards or recognitions will be made at the discretion of the jury.

The award ceremony takes place during the annual November EMBO/EMBL Joint Science and Society Conference, Heidelberg, Germany.

Please send your entries to:
EMBO Science and Society Programme
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Tel. +49 6221 8891 109/119
Fax +49 6221 8891 200/209

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