President's Awards for Excellence in Research
The President's Awards for Excellence in Research are annual awards to recognise staff members who have made outstanding contributions in early career research, research support, as part of a research team, and in research innovation and external collaboration.
Nominations for the 2022 President's Awards for Excellence in Research closed on the 21st of March 2022. For further details, including eligibility and award guidance, please visit our 'How to Nominate' webpage.
Research Support Excellence
The Award for Research Support Excellence aims to recognise the contribution of Research Support staff at Imperial, including the beneficial effects their support has given to Imperial research and the innovative approaches/good practice they bring to a project. Imperial staff on professional, operational or technical contracts are eligible to be nominated for this award.
This award category offers a maximum of four awards, including up to two Medals for Research Support Excellence.
Outstanding Early Career Researcher
The Award for Outstanding Early Career Researcher aims to celebrate the academic excellence and development of Imperial's early stage researchers. Eligible nominees are research staff within the first 10 years (FTE) of their postdoctoral research activity (counted from viva date).
This award category offers a maximum of four awards, including up to two Medals for Outstanding Early Career Researcher.
Excellence in External Collaboration
The Award for Excellence in External Engagement and Partnerships celebrates the achievements of academics at Imperial, recognising the development of lasting external collaborations, and the impact of their research inside and outside Imperial. All academic staff are eligible, including teams. These awards are not limited to work with research partners and may include involvement with representatives of all end user communities.
This award category offers a maximum of two awards, including up to one Medal for External Collaboration and Partnerships.
Outstanding Research Team
The Award for Outstanding Research Team celebrates the achievements of research teams at Imperial, recognising outstanding research that delivers impact, a team's international standing and their beneficial contribution to Imperial. Multidisciplinary teams are particularly encouraged to be considered for an award. Eligible teams are those of at least five ICL staff, led by an academic at lecturer grade or above.
This award category offers a maximum of two awards, including up to one Medal for Outstanding Research Team.
Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Award for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship celebrates the achievements of academics at Imperial, recognising unique activities breaking new frontiers, the effective and appropriate exploitation of research, and realised or prospective economic or social impact. Teams may be nominated for this award.
This award category offers a maximum of two awards, including up to one Medal for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.