Research Team of the Year

This award recognises the most outstanding contribution by a research team in the calendar year 2022. It is open to research teams in a single discipline, department, project, centre or institution or across two or more disciplines, departments, centres or institutions. A Research Team can include one or more Principal Investigators, as appropriate. Nomination to and/or acceptance of any of the individual awards does not preclude the individual from being part of a team nominated for this category. Nominations can be made by any UCC staff member.

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

Summary of research team activity (max 2 pages) with links to IRIS for full publication and professional information. The document should include:

  • 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 12 months prior to the call deadline (including measures of peer esteem, accomplishments, awards, etc.).

Deadline For Submission

  • Friday 28 April 2023, 5pm.

Evaluation Criteria


Relevant Achievements

  • Attainment and consistency of high-level achievements for a period appropriate to career stage and award category (for the calendar year 2022).



Research Excellence

  • Innovative thinking.
  • National and International recognition of excellence (peer esteem indicators).
  • Evidence of collaborative engagement with external stakeholders and the community.
  • Published outputs.




  • Encouragement and promotion of young researchers, including postgraduates.
  • Cultural, economic and societal impact of research.
  • Research communication.
  • Interdisciplinary impact.

Previous Winners

Year Awardee College/School/Department/Centre
2022 UCC Palaeontology School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Mark Jessop
Professor Keelin O'Donoghue

Marine Ecology Group (School of BEES)
Pregnancy Loss Research Group (Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

Research Awards

Gradaim Taighde

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