ISLA 2019


HARDIE WREN DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES is currently soliciting applications for its third Innovation in Science Literacy Award (ISLA 2019). This will reward the creativity of a proposed pilot project that will address 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 proposed projects that are focused on traditionally non dominant members of society including women, minorities and the very poor. The recipient of the Innovation in Science Literacy Award 2019 will receive £1000


ISLA 2019 Guidelines

  1. Applications for ISLA 2019 must be submitted via an online submission process no later than 30th June 2019 at
  2. The application form is available in English, Spanish and French and must be completed in one of those languages to be eligible for consideration.
  3. The ISLA is a one-time recognition or prize, for organisations that wish to test out pilot projects that are linking scientific discovery and increased social or personal knowledge with long term improvements in science literacy.
  4. If a U.S.-, UK - or EU - based organisation works through a local organisation outside of those countries, the local organisation is encouraged to apply.
  5. There are several terms used to describe the interactions between science and the public. For the purposes of this Award, projects on subsets of science literacy, including but not limited to health, information, environmental, agricultural and citizen science are all welcome.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HWDI at
The full Terms and Conditions for the Award are available HERE.


Application forms in English, Spanish, and French are available via the flags below.