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Peter Troughton Research Staff Prize

Nominate yourself or another member of research staff to win this prize.

The prize is awarded to a postdoctoral member of research staff for outstanding performance in their duties, recognising the important contribution that research staff make to the University.

The winner will receive £1,000

Making a nomination

You can nominate yourself or another member of research staff for the prize.


Nominations for the 2021 prize are now closed.

To be eligible for the award, as at 9 April 2021, nominees must be:

  • on a research-only contract
  • in grade 6 or 7

To make a nomination, you need to give details of the research work in terms that can be understood by a non-specialist reader. Additional supporting evidence submitted with the form will be accepted.

You should then submit the form to the Departmental Director of Research, or equivalent, so they can comment on the work. After making their comments, they will get the nomination form signed by the Head of Department or Institute Director.


How the winner is chosen

After the nomination deadline, the Prize Committee will consider all nominations.


Prize Committee

The Prize Committee is chaired by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and includes the Associate Deans (Research) and the previous year's winner when available.

How the winner is chosen

The nominations will be considered by the Prize Committee on Thursday 12 May and a shortlist drawn up of up to four nominees. These four shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a 10-minute presentation to an open audience at a lunchtime presentation event in June. If it not possible to hold the presentation due to national or local restrictions the Prize Committee will determine the outcome. Further instructions relating to the presentation will be given to shortlisted finalists.


The winner of the 2021 prize

Find out who won the prize in 2021.


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