The John Maddox Prize 2018

Deadline: 13 August 2018
Open to: people from any country and in any field can be nominated
Award: GBP 3000 prize money


Nominations for the John Maddox Prize 2018 are now open. The prize recognizes the work of individuals who promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so.


The nominator should normally be an individual who is familiar with the work of the candidate but self-nomination will be considered in exceptional circumstances. This is a global prize: people from any country and in any field can be nominated.

Individuals can be nominated for any kind of public activity in any of the following areas:

  • Addressing misleading information about the scientific issue (including social science and medicine);
  • Bringing sound evidence to bear in a public or policy debate;
  • Helping people to make sense of a complex scientific issue.


  • GBP 3000 prize money;
  • Announcement getting published in Nature.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official web page.