Research excellence prize
This prize recognises outstanding scientific performance. It can for example relate to exceptional personal contribution to the progression of projects (innovation, problem solving, the completion of very high quality work), the publication of major papers or patents, invited presentations at International conferences, obtaining of prizes or external funding, establishment of new collaborations, management of collaborations with external partners (including policy makers and industrial partners), engagement with innovation and commercialisation, evidence of esteem from the research field etc. that exceeded typical expectations.
Note that not all elements listed above are required; just include as many as relevant.
Postdoc citizenship prize
This category recognises postdoc involvement in QUB business through, for example: committee work, the organisation of events (e.g. conferences, symposia, courses, laboratory research meetings, journal clubs, etc.), volunteering for students’ activities (e.g. chairing/judging at symposium). 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 committees can also be included.
Outstanding engagement prize
This prize recognises postdoc involvement in public engagement activities including (but not limited to) outreach events, student recruitment events, school visits, patient information, community consultation and information.
Note that this prize rewards public engagement activities carried out on the side of the main research project. The development of collaborations with external partners such as industrial partners, engagement with innovation and commercialisation as well as PPI embedded within the research project (in example when the research project itself involves the community) will better fit the “Research excellence” prize.
Exceptional support prize
This prize recognises outstanding postdoc 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). Substantial involvement in general lab management, Health & Safety and administrative tasks in support of the PI are also included in this category.