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INDIAN NATIONAL SCIENCE ACADEMY – Indira Gandhi Prize for Popularization of Science

INDIAN NATIONAL SCIENCE ACADEMY - Indira Gandhi Prize for Popularization of Science

INDIAN NATIONAL SCIENCE ACADEMY – Indira Gandhi Prize for Popularization of Science

About INDIAN NATIONAL SCIENCE ACADEMY – Indira Gandhi Prize for Popularization of Science

 

Nominations are invited for the award of Indira Gandhi Prize for Popularization of Science for the year 2023 by the Academy.

 

The award was instituted by INSA in 1986 to encourage and recognize popularization of science in the country. The Prize shall be awarded once in three years for outstanding work done by an individual for the popularization of science in any Indian language, including English. The nominee must have had a distinguished career as a writer, editor, journalist, lecturer, radio or television programme director, science photographer or as an illustrator, which has enabled him/her to interpret science (including medicine), research and technology to the public. He/She should have a knowledge of the role of science, technology and research in the enrichment of cultural heritage and in solution of problems of humanity.

 

The prize is open to any Indian national residing in the country and will carry honorarium of Rs. 25,000/-, citation and a bronze medal. Maximum of six prizes (two in each category) will be awarded to the following categories:

 

a) Science popularization efforts in English language by a career media personnel

b) Science popularization efforts in English language by a career scientist

c) Science popularization efforts in any language other than English either by a career media personnel or a career scientist

 

The prize winner will be expected to deliver a lecture at the venue to be fixed by the Academy. Nominations for the award may be made by the INSA Fellows, Vice-Chancellors, Deans, Principals, Directors of leading scientific institutions and national laboratories and Editors of selected Indian science journals in the prescribed proforma.

 

The nomination form duly completed in all respects may be sent so as to reach the Executive Director, Indian National Science Academy, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi 110 002 latest by July 15, 2022. Regulations for the award can be downloaded from the link : https://insaindia.res.in/aa2.php#d and Proforma for nomination can be downloaded from the option “Download Forms” at our website: www.insaindia.res.in.

 

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