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University Outstanding Researcher/Young Researcher Awards (NUS)

The University Researcher Awards organised by the Division of Research Administration, Office of the Deputy President (Research & Technology) was established in 1997. These awards are given out annually to recognise outstanding staff achievement and to stimulate quality research in the University. They are open to all Faculties, Schools and University-level Research Institutes/Centres.

 

There are two categories of awards:


A. Outstanding Researcher Award (ORA) 
 

The ORA is awarded to researchers based on their overall impact and strong research track record in their area of expertise. The successful researcher must have consistently achieved research excellence over a period of time and should be recognised by the relevant academic community as having achieved significant breakthroughs or outstanding accomplishments.

 

Each award carries
Prize Money S$3,000
Research Grant S$15,000 (in following year, with autonomy over use of funds, subject to NUS guidelines.)

 

 

B. Young Researcher Award (YRA)

 

The YRA is conferred to researchers below 40 years of age (as at 31 Aug 11) based on their impact and promise in research.

 

Each award carries
Prize Money S$2,000
Research Grant S$10,000 (in following year, with autonomy over use of funds, subject to NUS guidelines.)

 

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Past Winners

 

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Eligibility

  • The awards are made for Quality and Impact of research, and not for quantity. Only research carried out while under the employment of the NUS or University-level RI/Cs will be considered.

 

  • The successful researcher must have consistently achieved research excellence over a period of time and should be recognised by the relevant academic community as having achieved significant breakthroughs or outstanding accomplishments.

 

  • In principle, just one piece of research work of impact is sufficient for a nomination. Nomination of research collaboration undertaken between staff of Faculties/Schools and NUS-Affiliated RI/Cs will also be considered. In cases of collaborative work, the Nobel Prize rule will apply where the nominated work shall involve at most 3 team members, and the Prize will be shared equally.

 

  • A recipient of either Outstanding Researcher Award or Young Researcher Award is not eligible within the same category for a period of 3 years. Any new nominations within the same category will be judged solely on research completed after the previous award.

 

Nomination Procedure

  • Self nomination is permitted. Nominations should stress the overall achievements of the nominee(s) and their significance; this can be backed up by bibliometric data (citations, H-index etc) as appropriate.

 

  • To nominate, please submit the completed the Nomination Form with the Department's HOD's endorsement to NUHS Research Office, NUHS TowerBlock, Level 11 by 12 Aug 2011.

 

 

  • A recipient of either award is not eligible within the same category for a period of three years. Any new nominations within the same category will be judged solely on the research completed after the previous award.

 

  •  The Research Excellence Award Committee convened by Deputy President (Research & Technology), will review the nominated candidates. Final recommendations of the Committee will be presented to the University Committee for consideration.

 

  • The University Committee, chaired by Provost, will make the final selection of the award winners.

 

  • Nominees will be notified of the outcome in Jan of the following year.

  

 

Contact Us

 

Ms Sherline Tay Tel:  6772 3713 Email: medtgss@nus.edu.sg