The Scopus Early Career Researcher Award

The Scopus Early Career Researcher (ECR) Award recognizes six bright early career researchers across six different subject areas: Arts and HumanitiesBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular BiologyEnvironmental ScienceMedicinePhysical Sciences; and Social Sciences. Candidates are shortlisted based on their Scopus data.

The winners will be chosen by an expert panel of judges and announced at this year's virtual awards ceremony on Monday, 16th November 2020. Each winner will receive a grant of £1,500.

About

The Scopus Early Career Researcher Award

The Scopus Early Career Researcher Award was first introduced in 2011, developed by Elsevier in partnership with the US-UK Fulbright Commission. The aim of this award is to reward the talent, knowledge and expertise of early career researchers. This year again we have the pleasure to host these awards in association with the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

Stay tuned on this page for updates about the Scopus ECR Awards.


Eligibility Criteria

Candidacy for the Scopus Early Career Researcher (ECR) Award is not on an application / submission basis: candidates are shortlisted based on their Scopus data and winners are selected by a jury panel consisting of discipline experts.

To be eligible for the Scopus ECR award, a candidate must be currently living in the UK, affiliated with a UK university, and have begun publishing no earlier than 2017. Additionally, the candidate must 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.


Meet our winners

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 Early Career Researcher UK Awards. Full details can be read here.

Dr Richard Millar

2018 Award Winner
University of Oxford
Environmental Science

Dr Sarah McGlasson

2018 Award Winner
University of Edinburgh
Medicine

Dr Filippo Menga

2018 Award Winner
University of Reading
Social Sciences

Dr Alex Ganose

2018 Award Winner
University College London
Physical Sciences

Dr Serene Chen

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

Dr Charlotte Wray

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

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

Additional Resources

  • Researcher Academy: Elsevier’s free e-learning platform for early career researchers.
  • Author's Hub: Stories keeping journal authors in touch with industry developments, support and training.