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This award is made for excellence in communicating science to UK audiences.
Michael Faraday FRS
The Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize is awarded annually to the scientist or engineer whose expertise in communicating scientific ideas in lay terms is exemplary. Normally, preference will be given to a practising scientist or engineer, but other individuals whose primary expertise is in writing, broadcasting or other relevant forms of communication may also be considered.
The award is named after Michael Faraday FRS (PDF), who engaged in the public communication of science. The first award was made in 1986.
The medal is of silver gilt and is accompanied by a gift of £2,500. The winner is called upon to deliver a lecture at the Society.
The 2013 call for nominations has now closed. The winner will be announced in the Summer.
Teams are not normally considered except where each member made an individual and clearly identifiable contribution, nor would a scientist whose contribution was essentially a single item (e.g. a lecture or book), however often it were delivered.
The award is open to citizens of a Commonwealth country or of the Irish Republic or those who have been ordinarily resident and working in a Commonwealth country or in the Irish Republic for a minimum of three years immediately prior to being proposed.
The recipient is required to give an agreed lecture (usually in January of the following year). Nominations remain valid for 3 years.
The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Michael Faraday Prize Committee. Nominations are valid for three years.
Professor Brian Cox OBE gave the Michael Faraday Lecture entitled Making Britain the best place in the world to do science on 19 February 2013.
Clifford Paterson Lecture: Given on a subject in the field of engineering.
Ferrier Lecture: Given on a subject relating to the structure and function of the nervous system.
Francis Crick Lecture: Given on a subject in the field of biology.
Kavli Medal and Lecture: Given on a subject relating to the environment or energy.
Leeuwenhoek Lecture: Given on a subject in the field of microbiology, bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and microscopy.
Michael Faraday Prize: For excellence in communicating science to UK audiences.
Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Prize and Lecture: For original contributions to medical and veterinary sciences.
Royal Society Milner Award: For outstanding achievement in computer science by a European researcher.
Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture: To support the promotion of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Rutherford Memorial Lecture: An exchange lecture between university centres in the Commonwealth, with at least one in three delivered in New Zealand.
Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Lecture: Given on a subject relating to the social function of science, the philosophy of science or the history of science.
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