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Early Career Researcher UK Awards 2018

Early Researcher UK Awards

Since 1995, Elsevier has hosted the Early Career Researcher Awards with partner organisations around the world.

The Early Career Researcher Awards recognise and reward outstanding young research talent making a significant contribution to their field of research and thus having a positive effect on society. Elsevier believes in the vital importance of supporting researchers at an early stage in their career and wants to recognise the institutions that foster them.

The Early Career Researcher UK Awards comprises of two separate awards programmes:

The Award Ceremony will take place on the 4th of October, 2018, at the Royal Society in London. Senior Government and Academic Advisers, Funding Council Management, University executives, policy makers, senior researchers, Fulbright alumni and Elsevier senior management will attend the ceremony to recognise the outstanding achievements of the UK’s early career researchers.

Young Researcher UK Awards 2015

Scopus Early Career Researcher UK Award

Elsevier has hosted the Early Career 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 the UK Elsevier has partnered with the US-UK Fulbright Commission for this biennial event in 2011, 2013, 2015 and now again in 2018.

Six bright young scientists will be recognised in six different science categories: Arts and Humanities, Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Environmental Science, Medicine, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences.

The winners will be chosen by an expert panel of judges (see the list of jury members further down) and announced before an audience of distinguished guests at the awards ceremony. Each winner will receive a grant of £1,500.


Researchers' Choice Communication Award 2015

Researchers' Choice Communication Award

This UK award, first introduced in 2015, has been developed by Elsevier in association with the US-UK Fulbright Commission, whose partnership began in 2011.

The Researchers' Choice Communication Award recognises early career researchers who have excelled in communicating the purpose, meaning and impact of their research to the wider public. The candidates are nominated by their colleagues and peers on Elsevier's academic social networking platform, Mendeley. The winner will be chosen from a shortlist by an expert panel of judges and announced before the audience of distinguished guests at the awards ceremony, and will receive a grant of £1,500.

The aim of this award is to stimulate researchers at an early stage in their career to promote the science they are passionate about to the wider population, recognising that excellent communication skills are vital both to young researchers’ careers and to advancing public engagement with science.

To find out more about how you can nominate your peers, please click here.

You can also download our RCCA flyer and poster below:

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Matthew Allen - Researchers Choice Communication Award

Winner of the Researchers' Choice Communication Award 2015

Matthew Allen, Cardiff University

Research Specialization: Astrophysics

  • His YouTube Channel and website have attracted significant media attention
  • Writes regularly in Astronomy magazine
  • Created two new apps that use astronomy data in a format compatible with Google Cardboard glasses

Matthew Allen

2015 Award Winner
Cardiff University
Astrophysics


Criteria for Qualification for both awards:

  • Nominees have published for the first time in 2015 or more recently;
  • Nominees have an affiliation to an HE institution in the United Kingdom and are residents in the UK;
  • Nominees have less than 100 co-authors (in total). This criterion is applied because it is very difficult to assess the contribution of single researchers in projects with very large co-author groups.

The Jury Panel

The judges for the Scopus Early Career Researcher UK Awards 2018 are listed below:

Arts & Humanities Mark Llewellyn, Cardiff University
Teresa Cremin, The Open University
Chris Hunt, Liverpool John Moores University
Biochemistry/Genetics/Molecular Biology Peter Henderson, University of Leeds
Andrew Grace, University of Cambridge
Ivana Barbaric, University of Sheffield
Environmental Sciences Nicola Carslaw, University of York
Brian Austin, University of Stirling
Joachim Gottsmann, University of Bristol
Medicine Andrew Bradley, University of Cambridge
Beth Psaila, Imperial College London
Tim Thompson, Teesside University
Physical Sciences Neil Alford, Imperial College London
Evan Bieske, University of Melbourne
Anthony Ho, University of Surrey
Social Sciences Tony McEnery, Economic and Social Research Council
Peter Taylor-Gooby, University of Kent
Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Cardiff University

Winners of the Scopus Early Career Researcher UK Awards 2018

On Thursday 4th October 2018, Elsevier and the US-UK Fulbright Commission announced the winners of the 2018 UK Early Career Researcher Awards.
Full details can be read here.

Dr Richard Millar

2018 Award Winner
University of Oxford
Environmental Science

Dr Richard Millar, from the University of Oxford, investigates the physical and economic consequences of climate change.

Dr Sarah McGlasson

2018 Award Winner
University of Edinburgh
Medicine

Dr Sarah McGlasson, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh, conducts research to understand how immune activation can lead to neurological damage.

Dr Filippo Menga

2018 Award Winner
University of Reading
Social Sciences

Dr Filippo Menga explores the interplay between humans and the environment with a particular focus on water politics, at the University of Reading.

Dr Alex Ganose

2018 Award Winner
University College London
Physical Sciences

Dr Alex Ganose, from University College London, focuses on the discovery of energy materials, with a particular interest in photovoltaics and thermoelectrics.

Dr Serene Chen

2018 Award Winner
Imperial College London & University of Cambridge
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Dr Serene Chen studies protein aggregates such as the alpha-synuclein protein, whose deposition is one of the hallmarks of Parkinson’s disease, first at the University of Cambridge and now as a postdoctoral research fellow at Imperial College London.

Dr Charlotte Wray

2018 Award Winner
Royal Holloway, University of London
Arts and Humanities

Dr Charlotte Wray, from Royal Holloway, studies atypical child development, such as risk of language disorder at school entry.

Winner of the Researchers’ Choice Communication Award 2018

This year’s winner is Dr Joanne Jordan, of the University of Manchester, who investigated the impact of climate change on the lives of the urban poor in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Using local performance art to highlight the impact of climate change as slum dwellers experience it in their daily lives, Joanne has brought her work to over 7,000 people including those she studied, policy makers, academics, students and the general public.

Winners of the Scopus Early Career Researcher UK Awards 2015

Dr Michael Booth

2015 Award Winner
University of Oxford
Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology

Dr Chris Sweetapple

2015 Award Winner
University of Exeter
Environmental Science

Dr Jack Alexander-Webber

2015 Award Winner
University of Cambridge
Physical Sciences

Dr Sagar Jilka

2015 Award Winner
Imperial College London
Arts & Humanities

Dr Katherine Battle

2015 Award Winner
University of Oxford
Medicine

Dr Jonathan Fisher

2015 Award Winner
University of Birmingham
Social Sciences

Winners of the Scopus Early Career Researcher UK Awards 2013

Jennifer Watling

2013 Award Winner
University of Exeter
Arts & Humanities

Dr Liam Clegg

2013 Award Winner
University of York
Social Sciences

Dr Stephen Montgomery

2013 Award Winner
University College London
Biochemistry, Genetics & Molecular Biology

Winners of the Scopus Early Career Researcher UK Awards 2011

Dr Angela Druckman

2011 Award Winner
University of Surrey
Environmental Sciences

Dr Matt Grove

2011 Award Winner
University of Liverpool
Humanities

Get in touch and spread the word

For more information, please get in touch:

Petra Ullrich
Regional Marketing Director
+31 (0)20 485 2231
p.ullrich@elsevier.com

Sheila Finucane
Customer Marketing Manager
+31 (0)20 485 3096
s.finucane@elsevier.com

Dane Franulovic
Customer Marketing Assistant
+31 (0)20 312 2075
d.franulovic@elsevier.com

To find out more about how you can nominate your peers, please view our RCCA flyer, poster and social media guide below:

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