John Maddox Prize 2022 for Standing up for Science (up to £3,000)

John Maddox Prize 2022 for Standing up for Science (up to £3,000)

Deadline: May 16, 2022

Applications are open for the John Maddox Prize 2022. The John Maddox Prize recognises the work of individuals who promote science and evidence, advancing the public discussion around difficult topics despite challenges or hostility.

The John Maddox prize is a joint initiative of the charity Sense about Science and the leading international scientific journal Nature. The Prize has been awarded annually since 2012 to researchers who have shown great courage and integrity in standing up for science and scientific reasoning against fierce opposition and hostility. Each year there is one or two winners, and an additional prize for an early career researcher.

The prize brings into the spotlight the difficulty faced by many who fight to share the results of research evidence, and inspires and encourages people the world over to do the same. The 2021 John Maddox Prize received 136 nominations from 33 different countries.


  • The winner of the John Maddox Prize receives £3,000.


  • Candidates for the John Maddox Prize must be nominated.
  • This is a global prize: people from any country and in any field can be nominated.


As a nominator you should normally be an individual who is familiar with the work of the candidate but self-nomination will be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Nominations are to take the form of a letter of recommendation and include biographical information on the candidate and a description of the candidate’s work in standing up for science. Permission must be sought from the nominee. If possible, a supporting referee should be included in the nomination form.

Click here to nominate

For more information, visit John Maddox Prize.