The IES champions the crucial role communication of environmental science research has in ensuring the well-being of humanity now and in the future. Equally crucial is the understanding of environmental science in wider society, and the communication of science to non-specialists. With this is mind, we are delighted to open for applications the annual John Rose Award. The award honours and publicises an outstanding piece of post-graduate environmental science research that will inform and motivate the general public.
The John Rose award, named for the IES’ late founder, allows us to award a £1000 grant to an outstanding post-graduate research project that demonstrates innovative, quality research. The mission of the award is to ensure an exceptional piece of post-graduate research fulfils its potential by publicising it beyond the scientific community. The winner will receive the grant for media training and dissemination of their project, allowing them to maximise the impact of their research, whilst gaining valuable skills for a career in environmental sciences.
Last year’s winner, Rose Bailey, said the award “… has definitely been a catalyst for my career… It has also given me a platform to successfully bid for further research funding and begin to build a career in public engagement, climate change and low carbon futures… I was thrilled that winning the John Rose Award allowed me to do this, and that it has continued to lead to exciting opportunities.”
Interested in applying? The closing date for applications is the 1st of July 2013. Applications forms and further information can be found on our Awards Page.