Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Invitation for Nominations:: Indira Gandhi Prize for Popularization of Science 2011

Bahadur Shal Zafar Marg, New Delhi 110 002, India

Invitation for Nominations

Nominations are invited for the award of Indira Gandhi Prize for Popularization of Science for the year 2011 by the Academy.

The Prize will be awarded for outstanding work 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, film producer, 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, t
echnology 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 Rs 25,000 in cash and a bronze medal. 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 Fellows of INSA, Vice-Chancellors and Directors of leading scientific institutions and National Laboratories and Editors of Indian Science Journals in the prescribed proforma.

The nomination form duly completed in all respects may be sent so as to reach the Executive Secretary, Indian National Science Academy, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi 110 002 latest by 16 July 2010. Prescribed proforma for nomination is obtainable from the address as mentioned.

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