Scopus Young Researcher UK Awards 2013

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Young-Researcher-Award-Logo_CMYKIntroducing the award

The UK Scopus Young Researcher Award started in 2011 with the aim to recognise and reward the talent, knowledge and expertise of young researchers in the UK in a variety of disciplines

This award was developed by Elsevier in association with the US-UK Fulbright Commission. Elsevier has hosted Scopus Young Researcher Awards around the world with various partner organisations since 1995, in a concerted effort to support the growth and development of research talent globally.

In November 2013 six early career researchers in a range of academic disciplines were honoured during the Award Ceremony in London. University executives, policy makers, senior researchers, Fulbright alumni and Elsevier top management will be present at the ceremony recognising the outstanding achievements of the UK’s early career researchers.

Fulbright Commission

Announcements from the 2013 awards

  • Nick Fowler, Managing Director Academic & Government Institutions, Elsevier.

    ""UK institutions consistently produce quality young talent, helping to contribute to the excellent research performance we see across the country," said Nick. "Our hope is that awards like these will help to celebrate and showcase young talent in a large range of research disciplines and encourage the next generation of researchers to think big and aim high."

  • Penny Egan, Executive Director, US- UK Fulbright Commission.

    "We are pleased to join forces again with Elsevier to support researchers in furthering their careers," said Penny. "These awards are not just meant to acknowledge the outstanding performance of the young researchers, but should also be seen as confirmation of their ability to succeed in their chosen field and help them to feel more confident at the beginning of their careers opening up new opportunities for future work."

The winners in their words

Winners

The award winners are all researchers, who have published for the first time in 2010 or more recently and have an affiliation to an institution in the United Kingdom. They were assessed by a jury of former Fulbright Scholars based on publication and citation information provided by Scopus, Elsevier's abstract and citation database.

Award winners announced!

The 2013 UK Scopus Young Researcher Award winners are:  

  • Medical Science: Corrie Macdonald-Wallis,University of Bristol
  • Biochemistry, Genetics & Molecular Biology: Stephen Montgomery, University College London
  • Physical Sciences: Martin Lavery, University ofGlasgow
  • Social Sciences: Liam Clegg, University of York
  • Arts & Humanities: Jennifer Watling,University of Exeter
  • Environmental Sciences: Charles West, University of Plymouth

The jury also selected the University of Exeter to receive a Scopus Fostering Great Research Institutional Award for its commitment to fostering excellence in young researchers.

You can view videos of the winners in their own words below. There is also a video looking back at the 2011 awards winners.

(You can see more about the 2011 award by visiting its dedicated award page)

Background

The UK Scopus Young Researcher Award started in 2011 with the aim to recognise and reward the talent, knowledge and expertise of young researchers in the UK in a variety of disciplines. This award was developed by Elsevier in association with the US-UK Fulbright Commission. Again in 2013 six early career researchers in a range of academic disciplines will be honoured during the Award Ceremony in mid November in London.  More than 70 university executives, policy makers, senior researchers, Fulbright alumni and Elsevier top management will attend the award ceremony at the Prince Philip House in London recognising the outstanding achievements of the UK’s best early career researchers.

Elsevier has hosted Scopus Young Researcher Awards around the world with various partner organisations since 1995, in a concerted effort to support the growth and development of research talent globally.

 

Application Process

The award nominees are all researchers, who have published for the first time in 2010 or more recently and have an affiliation to an institution in the United Kingdom. 

They will be assessed by a jury of Fulbright alumnis and other discipline experts based on publication and citation information provided by Scopus, Elsevier’s abstract and citation database.

Judges

The judges for the 2013 UK Scopus Young Researcher Award are listed below:

Jury Members

Environmental Science
Physical Science
Social Science
Robin Pakeman - McCawley Land Use Research Institute
George Helffrich - University of Bristol
Karin Wahl-Jorgensen - Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
Brian Austin - University of Stirling
Evan Bieske - University of Melbourne
Joern Dosch - University of Leeds
Simon Jennings - Centre for the Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
Nigel Ray - University of Manchester
Peter Taylor-Gooby - University of Kent
 
Medical Science
Biochemistry/Genetics/ Molecular Biology
Arts and Humanities
Nigel Pyne - University of Strathclyde
Andrew Grace - Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge
Emma Smith - University of Leicester
Beth Psaila - Imperial College
Peter Henderson - University of Leeds
Sue Thornham - University of Sussex
John Cockroft - University of Cardiff
Richard Perham - University of Cambridge
Chris Hunt - Queen's University Belfast
 

 

 

Contact

For more information, please get in touch:

Petra Ullrich
Head of Regional Marketing Western Europe
Elsevier A&G Markets
+31 (0)20 485 2231
p.ullrich@elsevier.com

Award partners

Fulbright Commission