In an effort to further recognize and support the evolving role and skill set of early career researchers, Elsevier and the Fulbright Commission have launched a new category in its bi-annual UK young researcher awards, called the Researcher’s Choice Communications Award, rewarding exceptional skills in scientific communication. In addition to the great work of Early Career Researchers, the ideal nominee will have gone above and beyond to communicate the purpose, meaning and impact of their research to the wider public.
These young researchers have a passion for their work and have demonstrated this through publically communicating about their research in an exceptional way, via traditional or social media channels. A link has been provided (Click Here) to a profile article which was published in the New Scientist recently highlighting examples of outstanding researchers that would be ideal award nominees.
To be eligible, nominees must have begun publishing no earlier than 2012, live in the UK and be affiliated to a UK institution. In order to nominate, this can be done in a public forum on scientific social network Mendeley. Once the nomination goes live on Mendeley, you can also invite your peers and colleagues to ‘like’ the nomination – every like is a vote – and nominees with the most ‘likes’ will be shortlisted and a panel of judges will select the final winner. Alternatively, nominations can be emailed firstname.lastname@example.org and will need to include the nominees: Name, Age, Institution, Reason for nomination / a short description (250 words max) and Links to evidence of the good work (e.g. research, speeches, blog posts, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
Nominations will be close on the 30th September 2015.
To nominate (via Mendeley) – Click Here
The IEEE John von Neumann Medal is named in honor of the eminent mathematician John von Neumann, whose work at the Institute for Advanced Study led to the building of the IAS binary stored-program computer in 1952.
Therefore this medal, sponsored by IBM, is awarded yearly for a individuals or a group of up to 3 people for outstanding achievements in computer-related science and technology. The achievements may be theoretical, technological, or entrepreneurial. Subject areas cover computer architecture, base technologies, systems, languages, algorithms and protocols, and application domains.
The nomination deadline is the 1st July 2015, with successful nominees awarded the medal in November time.
To find out more and nominate – Click Here
To view the nomination guidelines – Click Here
Nominations for the 2015 LUSH Prize are now open. The prize is for projects, organisations, institutions or individuals focussed on ending the use of animal testing or for research into non-animal tests, or promoting the use of non-animal tests. You are able to enter yourself, or nominate your organisation/ another individual.
This award offers £250,000 over 5 different categories:
1) Lobbying – Individuals, groups or organisations pushing for change, focusing on policy interventions promoting the use of alternatives to animal testing. Replacement only.
2) Public Awareness – Individuals or organisations raising public awareness of ongoing animal testing. 3Rs eligible.
3) Science – Individuals, research teams or institutions for work conducted on relevant toxicity pathways. Outstanding research producing an effective non-animal safety test based on an approach other than toxicity pathways, where none existed before, may also be considered. Replacement only.
4) Training – Individuals, teams or organisations involved in training others in non-animal methods. Replacement only.
5) Young Researcher Prize – Young scientists (up to 35 years at the time of application) with a desire to fund the next stage of a career focussed on an animal-test free future. Replacement only.
The deadline for nominations is the 24th July 2015
To find out more – Click Here
To view the different categories and apply – Click Here
To view previous years winners – Click Here