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Peter Troughton Research Staff Prize

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

The Peter Troughton Research Staff Prize is awarded to a postdoctoral member of research staff for outstanding performance in their duties. The prize recognises the important contribution that research staff make to the University.

Making a nomination

How to nominate yourself for the prize.

If you're a research staff member, you can nominate yourself for the prize using the nomination form. To be eligible for the prize, as at the closing date for nominations, nominees must:

  • have passed their PhD
  • be on a research-only contract
  • be in grade 6 or 7

The Committee scores against the following criteria with equal weighting:

  • Section 1: Presentation and strength of the case
  • Section 1: Original contribution to research
  • Sections 1&2: Academic quality and key results
  • Sections 1&2: Other contributions
  • Section 2: Assessment

You will need to give details of your research work in terms that can be understood by a non-specialist reader. Further guidance about how to communicate your research to non-experts can be found on the Infographic accompanying the nomination form, or on the Scientifica website.

Your nomination form should be sent to your Departmental Director of Research, or delegated departmental contact, so they can comment on your work. The final nomination, with supporting statement, should then be sent to your Head of Department, Head of Division, or Institute Director, for final approval, prior to submission.

Nominations for the 2024 prize have now closed. Nominations for the 2025 prize will open in Spring 2025.

How the winner is chosen

When and how your nomination will be considered.

The Prize Committee will meet in May to consider all nominations from across the University and select a final shortlist of up to four finalists to attend a lunchtime presentation event in June.

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.


What you could get if you're selected as the winner.

The winner will receive £1,000 from Peter Troughton.

The winner of the 2024 prize

Find out who won the prize in 2024.

Contact us

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