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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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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.

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