Adam Donnan
18 January 2012

John Rose Award closing soon

"It was an honour to be awarded the John Rose award 2009 and I feel it will open many doors for my future career. The opportunity to make a video about my research is something I could not have done without the award. It is great to be able to make the general public aware of my research and how it will help the future stock enhancement and sustainability of one of our valuable seafood resources.” - The 2009 winner, Carly Daniels.

The deadline for the John Rose Award 2012 is 10th February 2012.

Given the challenges of 21st century, there has never been a greater need for understanding and solutions, from society as well as specialists. The John Rose Award seeks to honour and publicise a piece of outstanding post-graduate environmental science research that will inform and motivate the general public.

The fruits of scientific research do not always extend to where they are most needed. It is the mission of the IES, and of the John Rose Award, to help exceptional research fulfil its potential by communicating it beyond the scientific community. The IES believes that it is vital that this generation of environmental science graduates are equipped not just with excellent scientific and technical skills, but with the ability to communicate their findings to a wider audience.

A £1,000 grant will be awarded to a project that demonstrates innovative, quality research in environmental sciences. The grant will be used for media training and the dissemination of the winner’s project, aiding in promoting the work as widely as possible and so maximise its value.

The award’s professional media training is tailored for scientists, and will enhance the publication of the research. This will give the award winner the skills to convey their research in an engaging and accessible way for a wider audience. This is a rare opportunity to advance on graduate skills that may help to bridge the gap between study and employment. In environmental science, there is a pressing need for environmentalists to communicate effectively with media professionals and the wider public, so the media training will further professional development and supply valuable skills for a career in the environmental sciences.