The Rachel Carson Prize is awarded for a book-length work of social or political relevance in the area of science and technology studies.
Nominations that provide a new perspective, or a feminist or minority voice, are especially encouraged.
Each year the committee will review books with publication dates from the 3 prior years. During the 2017 meeting, the committee will consider books with copyright dates of 2014 – 2016.
Books may be re-nominated until their eligibility expires.
Reprints, second editions, edited volumes, reference works and similar volumes are ineligible for consideration for the Prize.
Multiple-authored books are eligible where they represent original work.
Value of the Award
The Carson Prize Chair will inform the winner(s) after the decision of the committee to insure that the winner will be present at the award ceremony and available to participate in an Author-Meets-Critics session at the following annual meeting. The Chair of the prize committee organises the Author-Meets-Critics session for the winning book. The prize includes a cash award to help defray the costs of attending the annual meeting to receive it.
Submission Requirements & Due Date
Applications are submitted directly to the Sponsor by 1 May 2017