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Nominations Accepted for the AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award

 The award is given to scientists or engineers or their associations whose exemplary actions have served to foster scientific freedom and responsibility. Such achievements can include: acting to protect the public's health, safety or welfare; focusing public attention on important potential impacts of science and technology on society by their responsible participation in public policy debates; or establishing important new precedents in carrying out the social responsibilities or in defending the professional freedom of scientists and engineers.

THE DEADLINE FOR THIS IMPORTANT AWARD IS SEPTEMBER 1, 2011.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL Deborah Runkle at 202.326.6794 or email her at drunkle@aaas.org 

To submit a nomination...  

  • Send the names, addresses, phone number, and e-mail of both the nominator and the nominee.
  • A summary of the action(s) that form the basis for the nomination (about 250 words).
  • A longer statement (no more than three pages) providing additional details of the action(s) for which the candidate is nominated.
  • The candidate's vita or short biography (no more than three pages).
  • Any documentation (books, articles, or other materials) that elucidates the significance of the nominee's achievement may also be submitted. (All materials become property of AAAS.)
  • SUPPORTING LETTERS ARE NOT REQUIRED BUT WILL BE ACCEPTED

NOMINATIONS ARE DUE SEPTEMBER 1, 2011

You may see information about the award on the AAAS web site at http://www.aaas.org/about/awards/freedom.shtml

We welcome phone calls or e-mail inquiries from persons wishing to make a nomination, in order to give these individuals guidance before they begin the nomination process.