This new award is open to all BACR student members who are registered for a PhD and have been a BACR member for at least one year. The award winner will be a well-rounded PhD student who can demonstrate success in citizenship, in addition to research achievements.
Citizenship activities might include:
• Science communication / public engagement
• Helping and/or developing student-led activities in your research centre
• Peer support by acting as a PhD mentor/buddy
• Supervising Hons/Masters students
• Committee membership
• Any other activity you have been involved in and/or developed
If you have been active in one or more of the above areas, we’d love to hear from you! To apply please submit either a 1000 word narrative, visual abstract, or a video detailing the activities you have been involved with plus a brief written description of your research explaining why you should be considered for this award to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st March Applications will be considered by a panel, convened by the BACR executive committee, and will include Dr Vicky Forster, postdoctoral fellow focusing on paediatric cancer and paediatric cancer predisposition syndromes, science communicator, childhood cancer survivor and inaugural student member of the BACR executive. Applicants will be notified of the outcome within 3 months of the closing date. The successful candidate will receive a cash prize of £250 and a certificate.
A condition of this award is that the successful student will be expected to write a blog and/or post a video for the BACR website within 1 month of receiving the award.
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