Prizes

Understanding Society Scientific Conference 2019 - , University of Essex

Understanding Society is keen to recognise and celebrate exceptional academic research that has been conducted using Understanding Society data. This year there will be two prizes to be awarded at the Conference.

The Understanding Society Paper Prize:

The Understanding Society Scientific Team invites nominations for the prize, to be awarded at the Understanding Society Scientific Conference in July 2019. The prize is for a research paper employing Understanding Society data, published in a peer review journal during the period up to December 30th 2018. The prize has a value of £500.

Nominated papers will be judged on scientific merit by an Award Committee. For the 2019 award the committee comprises members of the Understanding Society Scientific Team and its Scientific Advisory Committee.

Nominations should include author(s), title, journal and publication date of the paper along with a supporting case outlining the scientific excellence of the paper of not more than 300 words. Nominations should be sent via email to Victoria Nolan, including all the details below - the closing deadline for nominations is Friday 17th May 2019. The prize winner will be informed by mid-June.

Self-nominations will also be accepted.

  • Name of person nominating
  • Email address of person nominating:
  • Authors of nominated paper:
  • Title of nominated paper:
  • Journal:
  • Publication date:
  • Supporting case (max 300 words) - please outline the scientific excellence that the paper has achieved, and the reason for its nomination:

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The Understanding Society Young Researcher Prize:

If you are a student or a post-doc within three years of successfully completing your viva, you could be eligible for our young researcher prize! The £500.00 prize will be awarded to the work that is judged to be exceptional or with the potential for future scientific merit. For this young researcher prize the work does not have to have been published yet – it could be a published paper, or equally it could be a working paper, thesis chapter or write-up of a conference presentation.

If you would like to nominate someone for this prize, or you are a student who feels their work would qualify (you can self-nominate), please email Victoria Nolan with the details below, and attach a copy of the paper or chapter along with your supporting statement (max 300 words) as to why this research should be considered for the young researcher prize.

Nominated papers will be judged on scientific merit (or future potential) by an Award Committee. For the 2019 award the committee comprises members of the Understanding Society Scientific Team and its Scientific Advisory Committee. Nominations should be sent via email to Victoria Nolan, including all the details below and with the paper attached - the closing deadline for nominations is Friday 17th May 2019. The prize winner will be informed by mid- June.

  • Name of person nominating
  • Email address of person nominating:
  • Authors of nominated work:
  • Title and description of nominated work:
  • Date the work was written (eg publication date, date chapter completed or date it was presented):
  • Supporting case (max 300 words) - please outline the scientific excellence that the paper has achieved or could achieve in the future, and the reason for its nomination:
  • Attach paper

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