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Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Science and Innovating Science

Nature Research is proud and excited to announce the 2019 Inspiring Science Award and Innovating Science Award, in partnership with The Estée Lauder Companies.

Please note, the application window for 2019 has now closed.


Past winners


2018 ceremony

Inspiring Science Award

Mirjana Pović (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA)-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientifícas (CSIC), Spain).

Mirjana Pović is an assistant professor at the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute, Ethiopia, and associated researcher at the Spanish IAA-CSIC. Mirjana obtained her PhD degree in 2010 at the IAA, Spain, and her main field of research is galaxy formation and evolution, focused on nuclear activity in galaxies. She participated in more than 10 international projects (being co-principal investigator and principal investigator of two) and has around 80 publications. She works on the development of science and education in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana, through joint research collaborations, student supervisions, training, lecturing, regulation development and outreach.

Meet the space researcher smoothing the path for women in science across Africa

Women in physics, women in Africa

Innovating Science Award

The Association of Hungarian Women in Science (NaTE).

The Association of Hungarian Women in Science (NaTE) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that aims to promote STEM and computer sciences among girls who are under-represented in these fields of education. NaTE was established in 2008 by female scientists. Since then, NaTE has grown into a country-wide network of scientists — both men and women — working in STEM or social sciences, who are committed to the gender balance in academia, technology, innovation, and research and development. NaTE has founded projects such as the ‘Excellence Award for Women in Science’, ‘Scindicator – A science communication competition’, ‘Smart future for Girls’ and ‘Girls’ Day’.

Hungarian association wins prize for promoting participation of women in science

A winning team of innovators who promote women in science


Meet the 2018 shortlist

Meet the 2018 longlist