Ruth Bowyer
17 July 2014

John Rose Award deadline extended

The deadline for the John Rose Award 2014 has been extended to August 11th, so there is still time for you to get your application in! 

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 Award 
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, Alpa Patel, thanked the John Rose Award for “… enabling me to share my research with the wider audience, I could not have done this alone! It’s a great feeling to be able to engage the public with a topic that I find so interesting, and having the opportunity to make a short animated video clip [about it] almost brings my research to life. I’m so grateful to the John Rose Award and the IES, and I am sure that having this award will help in my future endeavours.”

Interested in applying? The closing date for applications has been extended and is now the 11th of August 2014. Applications forms and further information can be found on our Awards Page.