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IRC Researcher of the Year 2018 Nominations

  • 27 July 2018

The Irish Research Council nominations for the Researcher of the Year are now open. Anyone who is an awardee of the Irish Research Council or held an award (an alumnus) is eligible for nominations in three categories. They can be working in academia, industry, the public sector or civil society.

Nominations deadline is 4 pm (Irish time) 5 October 2018 and are invited under three categories:


Category one — Researcher of the Year

One award will be made to a person currently working in research in an academic institution who is, or has previously been, a named awardee of the Council, and who has made an exceptional contribution to research in their field.

Category two Early-Career Researcher of the Year

One award will be made to an early-career researcher currently working in research in an academic institution who is, or previously has been, a named awardee of the Council, and who has demonstrated an exceptional level of achievement in their field at this stage in their career.

Category three Alumnus of the Year (currently based outside academia)

One award will be made to an alumnus of the Council who is making a highly significant contribution in their chosen field outside of academia, i.e. industry, civic society or the public sector. Eligible alumni need not specifically be working in a research-driven role.

Read more about the award here.