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Early Career Researcher UK Awards

The Early Career Researcher Awards recognize and reward outstanding Early Career Researchers (ECRs) making a significant contribution to their field of research and are therefore having a positive effect on society. We believe in the vital importance of supporting researchers at an early stage in their career and want to recognize the institutions enabling their work.

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Elsevier Early Career Researcher UK Awards

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On the 16th of November 2020, Elsevier and the US-UK Fulbright Commission hosted the 5th Early Career Researcher UK Awards. The virtual event included a roundtable discussion about the importance of international collaboration with Prof. Andrew Thompson, Prof. Joanne Berger-Sweeney, and Prof. Sir Steve Smith, led by Vivienne Parry OBE.

During the Awards Ceremony, six talented ECRs were honoured with the Scopus Early Career Researcher Award. In addition, one outstanding researcher was awarded the Researchers’ Choice Communication Award for their excellence in science communication. Read more about the event here. #ECRAwards2020

An on-demand recording of the event is now available:

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The Researchers’ Choice Communication Award

The Researchers’ Choice Communication Award

The Researchers’ Choice Communication Award (RCCA) recognizes early career researchers with excellent communication skills. Nominations are closed.

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The Scopus Early Career Researcher Award

The Scopus Early Career Researcher Award

Recognizes early career researchers across six research disciplines. Winners are chosen by an expert panel of judges based on their Scopus profiles.

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Criteria for Qualification for both awards:

  • Candidates have published for the first time in 2017 or more recently;
  • Candidates have an affiliation to a Higher Education  institution in the UK and are resident in the UK;
  • Candidates have less than 100 co-authors (in total). This criterion is applied because it is difficult to assess the contribution of single researchers in projects with very large co-author groups.

*Please note that candidacy for the Scopus Early Career Researcher Award is not on an application / submission basis. Click here for more information about this award program.


Partner

Since 1995, Elsevier has hosted the Early Career Researcher (ECR) Awards with partner organizations around the world.

In a concerted effort to support the growth and development of research talent in the UK, Elsevier and the US-UK Fulbright Commission launched the UK edition of the ECR Awards in 2011. Since then, this has been a successful biennial event in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2018 and now again in 2020.


About the US-UK Fulbright Commission

The US-UK Fulbright Commission works to advance knowledge, promote civic engagement and develop compassionate leaders through education exchange between the peoples of the US and the UK. It is the only academic awards programme that operates on both sides of the Atlantic, providing grants for postgraduate study, research and teaching. Since 1948, thousands of British and American citizens have participated in our programmes, enriching their educations, developing relationships, advancing their careers and making a difference in their communities, at home and abroad.

Through the US-UK Fulbright Commission’s Summer Institutes, American undergraduates with little or no experience abroad have the opportunity to participate in themed summer schools across the Atlantic, and in partnership with the Sutton Trust, the Commission delivers the Sutton Trust US Programme for high-achieving, low-income UK secondary school students to explore US higher education. As part of the global EducationUSA network, the Fulbright Commission offers UK students free, comprehensive and impartial information about applying to study at accredited universities in the US.

Meet the winners

Winners of the Scopus Early Career Researcher UK Awards 2020

On Monday 16th November 2020, Elsevier and the US-UK Fulbright Commission announced the winners of the 2020 Early Career Researcher UK Awards.

Dr Iwona Bisaga

2020 Award Winner
University of London
Environmental Science

Dr Matthew Hamer

2020 Award Winner
University of Manchester
Physical Sciences

Dr Yasunori Watanabe

2020 Award Winner
University of Oxford
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Lewis Steell

2020 Award Winner
University of Glasgow
Medicine

Dr Carl Öhman

2020 Award Winner
University of Oxford
Arts and Humanities

Dr Lisa Bardach

2020 Award Winner
University of York
Social Sciences

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