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, for the establishment of new collaborations etc. that exceeded typical expectations.
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).
Outstanding engagement prize
This prize recognises postdoc involvement in public engagement activities including (but not limited to) outreach events, school visits, patient information, community consultation, the development of links with policy makers, commercial companies and / or stakeholders.
If public engagement activities are the main component of the research project, consider nominating the postdoc for the Research Excellence prize instead as this prize rewards public engagement activities carried out on the side of the main research project.
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 is also included in this category.