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Required Materials

Nominations are accepted from April 15 - June 30. All nominations must be submitted through our online submission site during that time and late submissions will not be accepted. If you require an alternate format, please contact public_engagement@aaas.org. Nominations and supporting materials will not be accepted by email or by post.

Nominations and materials must be in English.

You will be asked to provide:

  • Name, email address, institution, position, professional address and phone number of the nominee.
  • Name, email address, institution, position, professional address and phone number of the nominator (if not a self-nomination). 
  • Nomination statement describing the public engagement activities that form the basis for the nomination.
    • This statement of no more than 2 pages should discuss the nominee’s approach to public engagement.  It should emphasize the nominee’s public engagement goal(s), intended audience(s), and message(s), as well as the level and type of dialogue achieved with their audiences, evaluation of public engagement work, and examples of how public engagement has affected the nominee’s scientific work. 
    • More information about AAAS’s approach to public engagement is available in the Center for Public Engagement's Communication Toolkit.
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae
    • Limit CV to five pages, with a specific section highlighting public engagement activities distinct from work that is required as part of the nominee’s job. If the CV is longer than five pages, only the first five pages will be considered.
  • At least two (up to five) representative samples or other documentation which illustrate or describe the nominee’s public engagement contributions
    • Samples should exhibit the activities discussed in the statement and further contribute to the narrative of the nomination, showing different representations of the breadth of their public engagement.
    • Letters of support (up to two) are optional and count toward the five sample/document limit. Letters should provide more insight into the candidate's public engagement and discuss their accomplishments and can be written by a colleague, supervisor, or participant. 
  • If the nominee uses social media as part of their public engagement work, there will be a space to include all relevant accounts

All materials submitted become the property of AAAS. 

Inquiries may be directed to the Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology via email.