November 30, 2015

PLOS, Google, and Wellcome Trust Launch Open Access Science Award Program

From a PLOS Blog Post:

[On Wednesday] PLOS [launched] the Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP) that recognizes the use of scientific research, published through Open Access, which has led to innovations in any field that benefit society. Major sponsors include PLOS, The Wellcome Trust and Google.

[Three library organizations are also supporting the project, links below]

The ASAP Program recognizes individuals who have used, applied or remixed scientific research to innovate and make a difference in science, medicine, business, technology or society as a whole.  Potential nominees include individuals, teams or groups of collaborators such as scientists, researchers, educators, technology leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers, patient advocates, public health workers, and students. There are three top awards of $30,000 each.*


Three top awards of $30,000 each will be presented.  The nomination period is open from May 1 to June 15, 2013.  Winners will be announced in Washington, DC in October 2013, at an Open Access Week kickoff event hosted by SPARC and the World Bank.

Read the Complete Blog Post 

Learn More: OA Science Accelerating Science Award Program Web Site

Library Organizations Involved With Awards Program

Update May 2: EIFL Supports Accelerating Science Award Program

Update May 2: ARL Sponsors Accelerating Science Award Program

Update May 3:  RLUK Joins Google, PLoS, And Wellcome To Sponsor Accelerating Science Awards Program

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