Researcher’s Choice Communications Award 2015: Call for nominations

elsevierIn 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 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




IEEE John von Neumann – Medal

ieee_logo_mb_taglineThe 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

EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Challenge Awards – Call


The EPSRC Healthcare Technologies theme invites applications to an initiative designed to create a promising future leaders who will develop new research capabilities across the EPSRC portfolio to address unmet healthcare needs. This call opens on the 24th March 2015.

This call is intended to support early career researchers (ECRs) to develop a personal programme of high quality, creative, and multidisciplinary research, and to build and grow their research group. A budget of £10 million is available to support around ten personal awards. Applicants to this call should have demonstrable leadership potential, both in terms of team leadership and research field leadership, and they should be strongly supported by their host institution. EPSRC seeks applicants who want to revolutionise healthcare technologies both through the development of field changing fundamental research, and through the integration of approaches which ensure user needs are considered.

This call is closely aligned to the Healthcare Technologies strategy and applications should bring a creative and multidisciplinary approach to one of the four grand challenge areas:

1) Developing Future Technologies
2) Frontiers of Physical Intervention
3) Optimising Treatment
4) Transforming Community Health and Care

This call is suitable for academics that have held a permanent academic post at an eligible institution for a maximum of eight years at the point of application. Applicants will initially submit outline applications, with those selected at this stage invited to submit a full proposal for peer review and interview.

Deadline for applications: 4pm on 14th May 2015

To find out more – Click Here (PDF)
To apply – Click Here

A reminder to contact your Research Facilitation Team as soon as you have intentions of applying.