Are you a scientist or innovator doing research in Africa with the goal of making a positive impact on society? Share your journey of scientific research and innovation in the Champions of Science Africa Storytelling Challenge.
Through the “Champions of Science – Africa Storytelling Challenge”, the Johnson & Johnson innovation invite all scientists doing innovative and impactful work in Africa to come forward and share their stories.
Any scientist or innovator, affiliated with a higher-education institution, research institution, government, private company, NGO or an innovation hub doing research in any scientific field in Africa with the goal of making a positive impact on society is encouraged to participate.
Who May Eligible:
To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:
- Any scientist or innovator, affiliated with a higher-education institution, research institution, government, private company, NGO or an innovation hub doing research in any scientific field in Africa with the goal of making a positive impact on society is encouraged to participate.
- The Applicant must be authorized, by their affiliated institution to represent the science being profiled and to accept the award.
- The Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident in a country in Africa.
How to Apply & Competitions Rules:
To participate the challenge applicants need to do register through the given link: https://cos-africa-storytelling-challenge.smapply.io/acc/r/
- To qualify, each Applicant must share their journey of scientific research and innovation in either of the following formats:
- A written story (500-1,000 words) or a 3-5 minute video in English. The video does not need to be professionally produced and can be filmed on a smartphone.
- Photos of Applicant, his/her team and any other images that will help tell the story are encouraged but not required. Applicant should have permission from any individual who is recognizable in a photo or video he/she wishes to include as part of his/her Application.
- Accepted file formats: PDF (.pdf), MS Word (.doc), MS Word (.docx), .avi, .mp4, .png, .jpg, .jpeg, Youtube and Vimeo links.
- As part of Application, Applicant should answer all three of the following key questions:
- What are you working on and why is it important? How will it impact people/society?
- Who/what inspires and motivates you?
- Why do you think it is important to tell stories of science?
- In addition, all Applications shall include a written description of the scientific research or innovation involved.
- The video must not contain music of any kind.
- The video must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement
- The video must not disparage JJI, its affiliates, its products or services,
- The video must not feature brand names or trademarks other than those owned by you;
- The video must not contain content not created by you
- The video must not contain content that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous
- The video must not contain content that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
- The video must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where the video is created.
- You must have permission from anyone who appears or speaks in the video or who provides content to you for the video.
- Publication of your story in the Johnson & Johnson Innovation “Champions of Science” compendium (electronic and print)
- Broad recognition as a Champion of Science through publicity and social media channels.
- $5,000 USD
- Invitation to serve as a “Champion of Science” ambassador at local or regional scientific/science policy meetings, as opportunities arise
The Submission deadline is September 1, 2018.
For questions or comments about the application process, contact ChampionsOfScience@its.jnj.com.