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John Maddox Prize 2021 For Individuals Promoting Science

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John Maddox Prize 2021 For Individuals Promoting Science

The John Maddox prize is a joint initiative of the charity Sense about Science and the leading international scientific journal Nature. The Prize has been awarded annually since 2012 to researchers who have shown great courage and integrity in standing up for science and scientific reasoning against fierce opposition and hostility. Each year there is one or two winners, and an additional prize for an early career researcher.

The prize brings into the spotlight the difficulty faced by many who fight to share the results of research evidence, and inspires and encourages people the world over to do the same. In 2019 there were over 200 nominations from 38 countries.

Nominations illustrate a wide variety of circumstances faced by researchers and communicators around the world, and judges consider these in the round. They also consider:

  • The significance of an individual’s effort to advance the discussion of sound science in the public sphere.
  • The nature of the challenge(s) faced by the individual, whether they persevered and whether those challenges were beyond what would be expected in their position.
  • How well they placed the evidence in the wider debate and engaged others.

The John Maddox Prize awards evening is hosted at Wellcome Collection, London in November. Winners receive £3000 (winners in public office usually waive this).

Candidates for the John Maddox Prize must be nominated.

This is a global prize: people from any country and in any field can be nominated.

The winner is chosen by a judging panel, not by Sense about Science or Nature.

The 2021 judges are:

  • Professor Lord Martin Rees – Astronomer Royal
  • Ms Natasha Loder – Health Policy Editor, The economist
  • Professor Sir Colin Blakemore – Yeung Kin Man Professor of Neuroscience and Senior Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study
  • Ms Tracey Brown OBE – Director, Sense about Science
  • Dr Magdalena Skipper – Editor-in-chief, Nature
  • Professor Terrence Forrester – Chief Scientist & Managing Director, UWI Solutions for Developing Countries at the University of the West Indies
  • Professor Dennis Lo – Director, Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences
  • Ms Anin Luo (judge for the early career award) – Princeton University.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the John Maddox Prize 2021

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International Women’s Forum (IWF) Leadership Foundation’s Fellows Program For Women Leaders Worldwide.

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International Women’s Forum (IWF) Leadership Foundation’s Fellows Program For Women Leaders Worldwide.

Each year, IWF invests in making women stronger, smarter and more influential through its Fellows Program, a year-long, intensive leadership development experience. The Fellows Program was launched in 1994 with seed-funding from the U.S. Labor Department as a direct result of the Glass Ceiling Commission and annually convenes approximately 35 Fellows from around the world for a total of 20 days. Featuring academic partnerships with Harvard Business School and INSEAD, the program offers customized leadership training for high-achieving women leaders on their path to the C-suite. The approach is holistic and focused on the participant’s personal and professional development, career path, and trajectory, while embracing the value of an outside perspective.

IWF organizes programming and professional development opportunities to share knowledge and discuss solutions on current
business challenges, diversity, gender equality and other global topics.
• IWF believe that the intractable challenges we face can only be solved if women attain their equal place and status – if
women share their diverse perspectives, contribute different styles of leadership and present new solutions only they can
develop.
• IWF believe the potential for women is unlimited and opportunities should be, as well.
• IWF believe an investment in women is an investment in the future.
• IWF believe in transferring knowledge and momentum to the leaders of tomorrow to improve our world – to energize,
demand and accelerate the imperative of change

Requirements

Each year, IWF selects a geographically, culturally, ethnically and professionally diverse group of women. IWF seeks candidates that demonstrate the following:
• Considered change agents within their organization and community
• Possess the ambition to push to the highest levels of their career and the desire to lift as they rise with regard to legacy and mentoring
• Substantive professional/work experience and significant direct accomplishments
• Strength of character, motivation and commitment to goals
• Superior intellectual ability, as evidenced by academic history and distinctions, and recommendations
• Have the capacity to both contribute to and gain from the Fellows Program
• Intention to participate fully in all activities and training components associated with the Fellows Program, as well as a commitment to the Legacy Project

Structure
The program convenes approximately 35 Fellows from around the world for a total of 20 days, comprised of three separate sessions. It is executed in partnership with INSEAD and Harvard Business School. The Fellows Program offers creative, multidisciplinary training aimed at developing leadership and strategic management capabilities.

Mentoring
In addition to leadership training, Fellows are matched with an IWF member who serves as a mentor during the program year. Through the mentoring experience, participants gather personal insights and advice from women at the top of their field. Fellows also take part in IWF’s annual World Leadership Conference, which brings together 850+ women executives
from more than 40 nations.

Legacy Projects
To amplify the impact of the program, Fellows are responsible for implementing a Legacy Project that applies the skills learned in a relevant way. Previous Legacy Projects include: a career conference series aimed at female university students in Mexico, a breakfast roundtable for women in the U.S. military in Washington, D.C., and mentoring circles to foster a pipeline of women leaders in the aviation industry.

COVID-19 UPDATE

The 2021-2022 Fellows Program is moving forward as planned with applications due by June 1, 2021. We expect the program modules, with the exception of the IWF World Leadership Conference, to take place in person unless challenges associated with COVID-19 remain and CDC guidelines recommend otherwise. Below is the planned module schedule:

September 29-October 1, 2021

2021-2022 Fellows Program Launch in Washington, DC.

November 3-5, 2021

IWF Virtual World Leadership Conference.

February 28 – March 3, 2022

INSEAD Executive Education Module in Fontainebleau, France.

June 6-11, 2022

Harvard Business School Executive Education Module in Cambridge, MA.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IWF Leadership Foundation’s Fellows Program 2021/2022

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