The U.S. National Academy of Sciences announced the recipients of the two Building Capacity for Science Communication Partnership Awards. The Awards aim to encourage innovative strategies on effective public engagement to promote science. The awardees will receive $37,500 each as support for their projects in science Communication. They will present the highlights of their initiatives at a special session of the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium on the Science of Science Communication III, to be held Nov. 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C.
One of the teams to be awarded is composed of researchers from Dartmouth College and practitioners in Vermont Department of Health who will conduct a study on the effect of messages about vaccines on parents' beliefs and decisions. The other team with members from the American University, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Durnham University, will study the communication and use of science within the policymaking arena.