Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Women in Science 2022

Sponsor

Nature

Description

Nature is offering two awards for women in science: 

Nature Research Award for Scientific Achievement - this award recognizes early-career women researchers. The successful applicant will have made an exceptional demonstrable contribution to scientific discovery, and may have faced significant challenges, personal or professional. The applicant will also exhibit the potential for developing and leading an independent research group. We are also keen that applicants have made efforts to inspire the next generation of scientists through outreach or support the retention of women in science careers.

Nature Research Award for Scientific Outreach - this award is presented for initiatives that support girls or young women to engage with, enjoy and study STEM subjects OR to increase the retention of women in STEM careers. STEM includes natural sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. These initiatives can be run by an individual or academic, educational, charitable, governmental or corporate entity. In the case of corporate entities, the initiatives should form part of a corporate social responsibility programme and not be part of core commercial operations.

Program details and timeline are not yet confirmed. This information will be updated when the program launches.

Eligibility

Scientific Achievement

  • Applicants must self-identify as women. We use an inclusive definition of ‘woman’ and ‘women’. We welcome trans women, genderqueer and non-binary people.
  • Applicants must hold a PhD degree or a medical degree, or other type of doctorate by dissertation. A PhD or doctorate by dissertation is a globally recognized postgraduate academic degree awarded by a university or higher education institution to a person who has submitted a thesis or dissertation, based on extensive and original research in their chosen field.
  • Applicants must be within 10 years of completing their PhD degree or medical degree, or other type of doctorate by dissertation 
  • Applicants must hold a non-tenured position. This includes those who have non-permanent postdoctoral and/or non-permanent tenure-track positions (or equivalents such as proleptic lecturer positions). Those in a tenured position (or equivalents, such as permanent lecturer position) are not eligible to apply.
  • We accept applications from those working in natural sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine

Scientific Outreach

  • Nature accepts applications from organizations, departments, individuals (of any gender) or project teams. 
  • We are looking for initiatives that have either:
    • encouraged girls or young women to engage with and study natural sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine OR
    • increased retention of women in STEM careers, with a focus on providing tools to support women through their career progression in a STEM discipline. 

Prize

The winner of the Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Women in Science, Scientific Achievement Category, will receive:

  • A prize of US$40,000
  • An invitation to the award ceremony in London, with travel and accommodation expenses paid by the Promoter. In the event that it is not possible or advisable to hold such a ceremony, an alternative presentation or acknowledgement will be arranged.
  • Coverage on nature.com.
  • An invitation to present their work or initiative to the scientists at The Estée Lauder Companies
  • Mentoring through The Estée Lauder Companies

The winners of the Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Women in Science, Science Outreach category will receive: 

  • A prize of US$40,000
  • An invitation to the award ceremony in London, with accommodation and travel expenses paid by the organiser. In the event that it is not possible or advisable to hold such a ceremony, an alternative presentation or acknowledgement will be arranged.
  • Coverage on nature.com
  • An invitation to present their work or initiative to the scientists at The Estée Lauder Companies
  • Mentoring through The Estée Lauder Companies

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.

Deadlines

If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

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External Deadline

Applications must be submitted online using the form found on the Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Women in Science web-page. Please also submit a copy of the application and an OR-5 to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through the online application form found on the Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Women in Science web-page. Please also submit a copy of the application and an OR-5 to research.services@uoguelph.ca by the external deadline.

For More Information

For more information please contact awards@nature.com or research.honours@uoguelph.ca or visit the Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Women in Science web-page.

Alert Classifications
Category:
Honours and Awards

Disciplines:
Health and Life Sciences
Information and Communications Technology
Physical Sciences and Engineering