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For initiatives that support girls or  young women to engage with, enjoy and study  STEM subjects OR to  increase the retention of women in STEM careers

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- your personal data will be used as part of, and to communicate with you about, the Nature Research Awards programme. You can remove your details by emailing awards@nature.com. For more information view our Privacy Policy.

The Nature Research Award Science Outreach Category is presented for initiatives that support girls or young women to engage with, enjoy and  study  STEM subjects OR to increase the retention of women in STEM careers. STEM includes natural sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. These initiatives can be run by an individual, academic, educational, charitable, governmental or corporate entity. In the case of corporate entities, the initiatives should form part of a corporate social responsibility programme and not be part of core commercial operations.

We accept applications from organizations,  departments, individuals (of any gender) or project teams. Please nominate one spokesperson who will be our point of contact and represent the winning entry at  the award ceremony.

We are looking for initiatives that have either:

  • encouraged  girls or young women to engage with and study natural sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine

OR

  • increased retention of women in STEM careers, with a focus on providing tools to support women through their career progression in a STEM discipline. 


Entries will have shown exceptional vision,  insight and/or imagination and demonstrated that they encourage, support or promote the interest of girls and/or women in STEM.

For early-career women researchers

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The Nature Research Awards Scientific Achievement Category recognizes early-career women researchers. The successful applicant will have made an exceptional demonstrable contribution to scientific discovery, and may have faced significant challenges, personal or professional. The applicant will also exhibit the potential for developing and leading an independent research group. We are also keen that  applicants have made efforts to inspire the next generation of scientists through outreach or support the retention of women in science careers. 

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