The Catalan Association of Scientific Communication (ACCC) has announced the Joan Oró Prize for the dissemination of scientific creation, which this year has reached its 10th edition and which includes the sponsorship of the Agbar Foundation.
The Prize was created in 2004 in memory of the Catalan biochemist (1923-2004) to encourage young researchers and journalists to form joint teams and to communicate the content and the value of research. With this same objective and with the spirit of recalling the Catalan biochemist’s passion for knowledge, known for his crucial role in experiments on the origin of the earth, this Prize has been announced once again this year, with a prize of €1,500 in each of the two categories:
- Joan Oró ACCC Prize, for any scientific subject.
- Joan Oró AGBAR Prize, for water-related subjects.
The submissions will be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and must indicate as the subject “X Premio Joan Oró”. The deadline for the submission of originals will conclude on 5 December 2016.
About the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication
The ACCC is a multidisciplinary group of professionals interested in the dissemination of science, technology, health and the environment. It includes journalists, researchers, teachers, technicians, entities and institutions interested in the dissemination of scientific knowledge. The aim of the ACCC is to explain these subjects simply to the general public and to promote the presence of science in the media. The ACCC also promotes cross training: on the one hand, for journalists to learn about science and, on the other hand, for scientists to improve their communication skills.