AAAS Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility

Deadline Date: June 30, 2024

 Donor Name: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

 Grant Size: $1000 to $10,000

Nominations are now open for the AAAS Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility to honor organizations or individuals (including but not limited to scientists, engineers, or health professionals) who have advanced scientific freedom and responsibility under challenging circumstances.

Their exemplary actions advance trustworthy science – science that is conducted and communicated responsibly, upholding the values of scientific freedom and human rights, including the right of everyone to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress.

The types of actions recognized by this award include:

  • acting to protect the public’s health, safety or welfare;
  • focusing public attention on important potential impacts of science and technology on society;
  • providing an exemplary model for responsible scientist-community collaborations that advance justice and the right of everyone to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress;
  • defending the human rights and professional freedom of scientists and engineers under threat;
  • Using scientific tools and expertise to promote justice and accountability for grave violations of human rights.

Award Information

  • This award consists of a prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, complimentary registration, and reimbursement for travel and hotel expenses to attend the AAAS Annual Meeting.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominations may be made by anyone. Self-nominations are accepted for this award.
  • Nominations may be received for U.S. and non-U.S. individuals and for organizations, for a specific action, for a series of related actions, or for a career-long record of action.

For more information, visit AAAS.

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