The scope of the awards:
‘The scope of the awards reflects two award categories, that describe the work they recognise - Science Outreach and Scientific Achievement.
The aim of the awards, in partnership with The Estée Lauder Companies, is to celebrate and support the achievements of women in science, and of all those who work to encourage girls and young women to engage with STEM subjects and who work to support women to stay in STEM careers around the world. STEM includes natural sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.’
The winners of the Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Women in Science, Science Outreach category will receive:
A prize of US$40,000
An invitation to the award ceremony in London, with accommodation and travel expenses paid by the organiser. In the event that it is not possible or advisable to hold such a ceremony, an alternative presentation or acknowledgement will be arranged.
Coverage on nature.com
An invitation to present their work or initiative to the scientists at The Estée Lauder Companies
Mentoring through The Estée Lauder Companies ’
The criteria (only first point):
‘Applicants must self-identify as women. We use an inclusive definition of ‘woman’ and ‘women’. We welcome trans women, genderqueer and non-binary people.’
I have no issue with a female bodied gender queer or non binary person entering and winning this award. But anyone who self-identifies as a woman is open to including men.
Should not women’s awards be for women?