HARDIE WREN DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES is currently soliciting applications for its very first Innovation in Science Literacy Award (ISLA 2017). This will reward creative ways in which international development programmes or individual projects have succeeded in addressing and solving a local problem in a disadvantaged community with a measurable and sustainable increase in science literacy. Applications from all disciplines are invited but preference will be given to those projects which have focused on traditionally non dominant members of society including women, minorities and the very poor. The recipient of the Innovation in Science Literacy Award 2017 will receive £5000.
- Applications must be made by a nongovernmental organisation or an entity legally recognised in its country of operation.
- Applications must be submitted in English, French or Spanish using the language-specific application form via an online submission process no later than 30th June, 2017.
- Applications on all aspects of science literacy (including subsets such as health, agricultural, environmental and citizen science) are invited.
- Preference will be given to those projects which have focused on traditionally marginalised members of society including women, minorities and the very poor.
- Applications will be considered by the Board of HWDI and science literacy experts.
- Projects must have been completed within 3 years of the 2017 Award, i.e. between September 2014- September 2017.
- Collaborations between organisations and / or countries are welcomed.
- Extra weight will be given to projects providing proven long term science literacy benefits to the community.
- The successful applicant must acknowledge the Award in all related activities and any future publications relating to the winning project.
- The prize money can be used for materials and equipment, training, capacity building or a follow-up project.
We would like to thank all those who have applied for ISLA 17. We have received applications from Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and Australia. We now begin the process of selecting our winner who will be announced in due course.