This prize recognises outstanding research performance. It can for example relate to exceptional personal contribution to the progression of projects (innovation, problem solving, the completion of work of high quality and integrity), the publication of major papers or relevant outputs, invited presentations at international conferences, obtaining of prizes or external funding, establishment of new collaborations, the development of links with policymakers, community stakeholders, and/or commercial companies, evidence of esteem from the research field etc.
Citizenship and outreach category
This category recognises postdoc involvement in QUB business through outreach, citizenship contributions and supervision and teaching. For example, it includes public engagement and dissemination of research to non-specialist audiences (public talks, festivals, events, engagement with schools, social media outreach, dissemination via mainstream media, news politics programmes, blogs, vlogs etc…), community consultation and information, student recruitment events, active committee work, the organisation of events (e.g. conferences, symposia, courses, reading and/or writing groups, journal clubs, etc.), volunteering for students’ activities (e.g. chairing/judging at symposium) and other marks of administrative leadership. Being a member of a committee will be considered but emphasis should be made on the actual contribution of the postdoc to the committee rather than simple membership (i.e. actions and outcomes). Contributions to national, international or field-specific societies and committees are also relevant to this category.
This prize also rewards involvement in the supervision, training and mentoring of students and fellow staff members (please highlight the quality of the supervision and not just the number of students supervised), teaching, research-related tasks in support of the PI, etc.