the deadline for applications for the 2010 Michael Young Prize is the 31st July 2009.

The Michael Young Prize is a partnership between The Young Foundation and the ESRC and aims to promote excellence in the social sciences by rewarding the very best early career researchers. The prize was set up in honour of the late Lord Michael Young of Darlington to encourage early career social science researchers to effectively communicate their socially relevant research to a non-academic audience.

The Prize consists of:

· £6000 – to help with publicity;

· Expert help with circulating the results of the research, including communications training, access to ESRC and YF networks and PR support; and

· One year’s full membership with the British Sociological Association and subscription to a BSA journal of choice.

In an increasingly competitive jobs market, the Michael Young Prize is a great opportunity for early career social scientists to publicise their work.

To find out more, please go to: http://www.youngfoundation.org/about-us/michael-young-prize-2010

Please circulate this note to any colleagues, students and other researchers who you think would be eligible for the Prize. I am also attaching a flyer for putting up on departmental noticeboards etc.

We are keen to raise the profile of this award to ensure that more people are aware of the valuable social science research that is being undertaken in the UK today.

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