In 2019 the MIST Awards Taskforce was created. Our key goals are to:
- Actively contribute towards more equal representation and a diverse range of nominees for awards.
- Recognise and promote the work of overlooked members of the community.
- Provide a means for students and ECRs to gain experience in preparing an effective nomination package.
We continue to learn and thus continuously update our focus, processes and mission. We have begun to act on the feedback we have already received but we welcome further thoughts, ideas and feedback from you.
New website resources:
You can now find our newest addition to the MIST website: the Awards corner (https://mist.ac.uk/awards). We have a summary list of awards, medals and prizes, as well as a list of previous MIST Award winners.
How you can help us:
Ultimately, we are aiming for a culture shift. We cannot do this alone and there are many ways for you to help. We welcome any help that you can offer, even if you have little time to spare. Writing award nominations in beneficial on many levels, and not just for the nominees. A particular career stage is not a prerequisite to writing a winning nomination. PhD students in particular can benefit from learning to write nominations early in their career.
Whilst there is overlap, this is separate from MIST Council. Last year, we published our experiences in a perspective article: https://doi.org/10.3389/fspas.2022.1011839.