Researcher of the Year 2018
Posted: 26 July, 2018
We have opened our call for nominations for the 2018 Researcher of the Year awards. Now in their second year, these awards will commend the very best of our current awardees or alumni  working in academia, industry, civic society or the public sector.
Nominations 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.
The awardees will be presented with a commemorative plaque at a ceremony in late 2018. The winners will also be profiled through an extensive media and online communications campaign. Guidelines and additional details about the nomination process are available below.
|Call open||26 July 2018|
|FAQ deadline||28 September 2018|
|Nomination deadline||4pm (Irish time) 5 October 2018|
 This includes the Council’s predecessors, namely the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) and the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET).