Researcher of the Year 2019: Call Now Open
Posted: 13 May, 2019
We have opened our call for nominations for the 2019 Researcher of the Year awards. Now in their third 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 — Impact Award
One award will be made to an awardee of the Council who is making a highly significant impact outside of academia.
The awardees will be presented with a commemorative plaque at a ceremony in late 2019. 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.
**New to 2019: Category three (formerly the Alumnus of the Year award) now focuses on impact and follows a straightforward nomination process – see Guidelines here.**
If you do not find the answer to your query in the call documentation, you should contact the research office in your host institution, which will provide information and clarification on the call. Research offices can send any queries they are unable to clarify to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Call open||13 May 2019|
|FAQ deadline||20 September 2019|
|Nomination deadline||4pm (Irish time) 26 September 2019|
 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).