Society for Developmental Biology
John Doctor Education Prize Application
The John Doctor Education Prize was established in memory of John Doctor, an active member of the Society for Developmental Biology Professional Development and Education Committee, who passed away suddenly and prematurely in the fall of 2005.
Challenge: Create a short instructional video to communicate what we do as scientists to the general public. Depending on the topic chosen (see below), video entries may be as short as 30 seconds or as long as 5 minutes. Lab or group entries are welcome. Videos should be geared towards students and a lay audience.
Choose one of the following topics:
- How is your research impacted by ethical issues?
- How do you integrate ethics into your developmental biology course?
- How are synthetic embryos/organoids used to answer scientific questions?
Be sure to include relevance - your audience needs to know how what you are doing applies to overall well-being, quality of life, possible treatment of a medical condition, etc.
Eligibility: The presenter or presenting team must be current SDB members (2023 dues paid). Undergraduate applicants must submit as part of a team with either a graduate student, postdoc, or faculty member.
Videos will be evaluated based on:
- Accuracy, clarity, and engagement with the content
- Quality (visual and auditory) of the video
- Review of a brief (1 page) written summary describing the video that includes the intended audience as well as tips for how the video could be used for science communication, outreach, or in the classroom
Prize: Certificate and check for USD $1000
Max Video Length: 5 min
Max Video File Size: 700 MB
Accepted Video File Types: avi, flv, mov, mp4, mpg, wmv
Max Description File Size: 1 MB
Accepted Description File Type: PDF
Deadline Extended to 11:59 PM ET on Thursday, June 8, 2023.