Inspiring and Innovating Science Awards

Nature Research and The Estée Lauder Companies have launched two global awards to celebrate women in science around the world.

The Inspiring Science Award honours female scientists who have excelled in scientific discovery and have completed their PhD within the last ten years, and I’m delighted to say that I’m on the judging panel, representing Ada Lovelace Day.

The Innovating Science Award recognises an individual or an organisation that has led a grassroots initiative to support increased access to, or interest in, STEM subjects for girls and women around the globe.

The winners of the awards will be announced in October. Both winners will receive up to $10,000 to spend on initiatives linked to the award and free training from Nature Masterclasses. The Inspiring Science Award winner will also receive grants of up to $5,200 to support open access publication of their research in a Springer Nature journal, and the Innovating Science Award winner will receive up to $5,200 to support events related to their initiative.

Nominations for the awards opened on April 9 and will close on June 11 2018. A long list of ten nominees for each award will be announced on July 24, and a shortlist of five will be announced on September 4. Full details of the awards’ criteria and nomination processes are available at, and you can read more on our blog.

More info and application forms at

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