John Maddox Prize 2022 for Standing up for Science (up to £3,000)

John Maddox Prize 2022 for Standing up for Science (up to £3,000) will be awarded to scholars who have shown tremendous bravery and integrity.

The John Maddox Prize 2022 is now accepting applications. The John Maddox Prize honors those who, despite obstacles or antagonism, advocate research and evidence in order to advance public debate on challenging matters.

The John Maddox award is a collaboration between the charity Sense about Science and Nature, the world’s top scientific publication. Since 2012, the prize has been given yearly to scholars who have shown tremendous bravery and integrity in defending science and scientific reasoning in the face of vehement resistance and prejudice. Each year, one or two winners are chosen, as well as an award for a young researcher.

The award highlights the challenges that many individuals experience in sharing their findings, and it motivates and encourages others all across the globe to do the same. The 136 submissions for the 2021 John Maddox Prize came from 33 different countries.

Deadline: May 16, 2022


  • The winner of the John Maddox Prize receives £3,000.


  • Nominations for the John Maddox Prize are required.
  • This is a worldwide award that may be nominated by persons from any nation and in any field.


In most cases, a nominator should be someone who is familiar with the candidate’s work, but self-nomination will be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Nominations should be submitted in the form of a letter of recommendation that includes biographical information about the candidate as well as a description of the individual’s work in the field of scientific advocacy. The nominee’s permission must be sought. A supporting referee should be included in the nomination form if at all possible.

Click here to nominate.

Visit the official website for more information.

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