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Research Awards 2021

Awards in Excellence in Research & Innovation

NEW DEADLINE: 8 April 2022 @ 5pm


The UCC Research Awards Programme was established to recognise the extensive contributions made by UCC researchers across all fields of Research and Innovation.  They recognise and celebrate those UCC researchers who are making exceptional and influential research contributions, pushing boundaries, enhancing knowledge, and raising the national and international research profile of the University. 

The UCC Research Awards will embrace all research across the entire University Research Community from all disciplines.  There are twenty Research Awards, five of which are specific to the field of innovation. Below you wll find the categories, with a link to a pdf nomination form, which you can complete and email to researchawards@ucc.ie  before the below deadline.

Please note that where there is no form available, these awards undergo an internal nomination process. Details of this process are specified in the guidelines .

Category 1. Researcher of the Year

Category 2.  Early-Stage Researcher of the Year

Category 3. Research Support Person of the Year

Category 4. Research Supervisor of the Year

Category 5. Research Communicator of the Year

Category 6. Innovator of the Year 

Category 7.Research Award for Open Science

Category 8. Consultancy Project of the Year Award 

Category 9. Creating a Culture for Responsible Conduct of Research

Category 10. Best Publication of the Year - Undergraduate Author

Catgory 11. Research Team of the Year

Category 12. Career Achievement

Category 13. Research Image of the Year

Category 14. Licence of the Year Award

Category 15. Engaged Research of the Year

Category 16. Vice-President for Research & Innovation Award for Interdisciplinary Research

Category 17. Research Collaboration of the Year

Category 18. Spin-out Company of the Year

Category 19. Start-up of the Year

Catgeory 20. The President's Award for Research Impacting the Sustainable Development Goals


All UCC research staff are eligible for nomination, irrespective of contract status.

Nominations for the UCC Research Awards 2021 are now invited as per the guidelines .

Deadline for submission of nominations (by email to researchawards@ucc.ie) has been extended to  Friday 8 April 2022 @ 5pm.

Subject to prevailing public health guidelines, the UCC Research Awards 2021 Ceremony will take place in the Glucksman on Wednesday 1 June 2022 @ 5.30pm, in person and by invitation.

A link will be provided to watch the event online for all interested members of UCC staff and the general public.


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