About the Prize
We are looking for a pathology trainee who has contributed significantly to science communication over a sustained period of time including some activity in 2013. This person may have developed resources for teachers and students, run outreach sessions, produced high quality public dialogue events, worked with other organisations such as museums or charities, evaluated their activities and encouraged colleagues to take part in science communication activities. An evidence-based evaluation of the effectiveness of the event(s) will usually be expected.
This prize was created to:
- cultivate awareness amongst pathology trainees about the importance of public engagement
- reward and recognise trainees who have undertaken sustained high-quality science communication activities.
The award is generously funded by Professor Peter Furness, former President of The Royal College of Pathologists (2008-2011).
How to apply
Candidates may nominate themselves or be nominated by a colleague who is familiar with their work (the candidate must give their explicit consent for nomination).
All nominations should be made by downloading and completing the nomination form.
The winner will be awarded £200 for displaying superior excellence in their science communication activities and are judged by the panel to meet the selection criteria.
The winner will write an article about their work which will be published in The Bulletin.
The deadline for nominations has now closed.
"I agreed to be nominated for The Furness Prize as I felt it would be a great way of highlighting the range of public engagement events I have been involved in over the past few years, and how enjoyable public engagement can be. The events have ranged from small hospital displays, to open days, all of which have given me the chance to interact with the public about pathology. Since winning the prize, I have continued my involvement in public engagement. The prize has opened up new areas of public engagement, such as the Aberdeen May Festival 2013, and building links with Aberdeen University. I'm very grateful to the College for the support they have given to public engagement over the last few years, and hope it continues well into the future."
Furness Prize for Science Communication Winner 2012