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Annual Awards for Excellence in Research
Posted: January 13, 2020

1. Introduction

This document outlines the procedure for Research Awards to European University Cyprus faculty who distinguish themselves in their research activity. The awards aim to reward research excellence and nurture a research culture at the University.

The following awards will be made on an annual basis:

  • “EUC Research Award – Young Researcher”
  • “EUC Research Award – Distinguished Researcher”

Both the “EUC Research Award – Young Researcher” and the “EUC Research Award – Distinguished Researcher” are awarded, in rotation, in the following thematic areas:

  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences & Engineering
  • Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities

The first award for “Young Researcher” will be made in Life Sciences and the first award for “Distinguished Researcher” will be made in Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities.

2.    EUC Research Award – Young Researcher

  • Nomination

The nominated researchers for the “EUC Research Award – Young Researcher” will have a maximum of seven (7) years of experience since the completion of their PhD and up to the announcement date of the Call. Extensions are possible under certain circumstances for career breaks for maternity or paternity leave, military service or documented sick leave.

The researchers should be nominated by another faculty member and be aware of the nomination at the time of submission. There is no restriction on the number of young researchers a person may nominate for the Award.

Nominations should be submitted to the Office of the Vice Rector of Research & External Affairs by email by the 28th of February, 13:00 at the latest.

The nomination forms and a full CV of the nominee should be submitted in English using the relevant submission form (attached), which is also available by the Office of the Vice Rector of Research & External Affairs.

2.2 Selection

The selection will be made by an ad-hoc sub-committee of the Senate Research Committee.

For the evaluation, the following criteria are applicable:

Research Activity 40%

  • Quality of the results of the Young Researcher’s research activity and their importance at an international
  • Publications of the Young Researcher’s research results in distinguished scientific journals and presentations in high impact international
  • Evidence of the use and exploitation of the results of the research activity for the improvement of the quality of life in Cyprus and the wider European area or/and the possibility of commercial exploitation, introduction in the international market and patent

Curriculum Vitae 40%

  • Qualifications and achievements of the Young

Future Research 20%

  • Suggested framework of activity for the continuation of the Young Researcher’s work in the next 2-3

The selection committee may request an external review of each nomination if it is deemed necessary.

In case the level of nominated researchers is seen as unsatisfactory, the committee maintains the right not to grant the Award.

3.    EUC Research Award – Distinguished Researcher

  • Nomination

The “EUC Research Award – Distinguished Researcher” is granted to excellent scientists with extensive research experience, who have demonstrated significant and internationally recognized research results. The Award aims to appraise and promote the work and personality of these distinguished scientists who honour European University Cyprus through their high-quality research and its impact.

The nominated researchers for the “EUC Research Award – Distinguished Researcher” must hold a PhD and have a minimum of seven (7) years of research experience since the completion of their PhD and up to the announcement date of the Call.

The researchers should be nominated by another faculty member and be aware of the nomination at the time of submission. There is no restriction on the number of researchers a person may nominate for the Award.

Nominations should be submitted to the Office of the Vice Rector of Research & External Affairs by email by the 28th of February, 13:00 at the latest.

The nominations and a full CV of the nominee should be submitted in English using the relevant nomination form (attached), which is also available by the Office of the Vice Rector of Research and External Affairs.

3.2   Selection

The selection will be made by an ad-hoc sub-committee of the Senate Research Committee. For the evaluation, the following criteria are applicable:

Research Activity

  • Quality of the most important research results of the nominee, with emphasis on the last five (5) years, their importance and impact at an international
  • Evidence of the use and exploitation of the results of the research activity for the improvement of the quality of life in Cyprus and the wider European area or/and the possibility of commercial exploitation, introduction in the international market and patent registration, as well as publications in distinguished international scientific journals, books, chapters in books or monographs and presentations in high impact international

Overall Career

  • Awards and honorary distinctions, member of scientific boards and
  • Important collaborations with distinguished researchers/entities

Leadership skills

  • Leadership skills and ability to inspire the next generation of

The selection committee may request an external review of each nomination if it is deemed necessary.

In case the level of nominated researchers is seen as unsatisfactory, the committee maintains the right not to grant the Award.

4.    Funding

The winners of both awards will receive a minimum of 1000

NOMINATION FORM FOR YOUNG RESEARCHER CANDIDACIES