Research Supervisor of the Year

This award recognises, encourages and rewards those who have shown sustained excellence in the supervision and development of exceptional and influential researchers.

  • This award is student-led and requires two nominators – two current postgraduate research students or one current postgraduate student and a graduate who has completed their research within the last 5 years.

How To Apply

To submit a nomination for this award:

  • Download and complete the nomination form.
  • Prepare the supporting documentation.
  • Email all documents to with the award category and the name of the nominee in the subject line.

Nomination Form

Supporting Documentation

Submit as a PDF: CV (max 2 pages) – Nominee’s CV with links to IRIS for full publication and professional information. The document should include:

  • Name and contact details.
  • Career profile (education and employment) & research profile.
  • Mentoring and supervision profile (including numbers of current and completed MSc/PhD students directly under the nominee’s supervision).
  • Key achievements in the calendar year 2022 (including measures of peer esteem, accomplishments, awards, etc.) with a particular focus achievement relevant to applicable award category.

Deadline For Submission

  • Friday 28 April 2023, 5pm.

Evaluation Criteria



Mentoring and Supervision 

  • Effective support of research and research students towards timely completion of their thesis.
  • Effective feedback and critical advising on publishing and presentation of supervisee’s work.
  • Development of research training / supervision methods.


Research Environment 

  • Integration of postgraduate researchers into the research community.
  • Support for supervisee’s training (e.g. research skills training, conference presentation, teaching experience, other professional experience).


Previous Winners

Year Awardee College/School/Department/Centre
2022 Professor Catherine Stanton
Dr Emanuel Popovici
APC Microbiome Ireland and Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
School of Engineering and Architecture
2021 Dr Ronan Carbery College of Business and Law

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