Hardie Wren Development Initiatives (HWDI), a new NGO, is currently soliciting applications for its second Innovation in Science Literacy Award (ISLA 2018). This will reward a proposed and creative pilot project of no more than one year duration, which addresses 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 short term projects which 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 2018 will receive £1000.
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  1. Applications for ISLA 2018 must be submitted via an online submission process no later than 30th June 2018 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.


Submissions to ISLA 18 is now closed. We would like to thank all those who have applied. We will be announcing the winner in due course.