Nominations for John Maddox Prize are open

The John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science is awarded to an individual for any kind of public activity in any of the areas listed below:


  • Addressing misleading information about a scientific issue (including social science and medicine).
  • Bringing sound evidence to bear in a public or policy debate.
  • Helping people to make sense of a complex scientific issue.

An additional prize is awarded to an individual who in the opinion of the judges is at an early stage of their career.

Nominations close at 12pm (BST) on 19 July 2019.

The John Maddox Prize awards evening will be hosted at Wellcome Collection, London in November, and an announcement is published in Nature. Winners will receive £3000.

The prize is organised by the charity Sense About Science. More information and a nomination form are available on-line.