Outstanding Research Collaboration
This award celebrates the achievements of research collaborations by recognising their excellent research that delivers impact and an outstanding contribution to their field. Collaborations will differ among disciplines and can be composed of staff from all career stages as well as external partners and academic collaborators. Multidisciplinary collaborations are encouraged to be considered for the award. Eligible collaboration applications must be led by a University of Limerick staff member who is an employee of the University at the time of the award presentation.
Prize: President’s Research Excellence and Impact medal and €5,000 research funding.
Application Form: Outstanding Research Collaboration Application Form
Deadline: Call open 17th of May 2023, deadline for applications for all categories: 5pm, Friday 25th August 2023
Note: Applications for the Outstanding Research Collaboration award must be accompanied by letters of support (a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 with each letter to be up to a maximum of 2 pages in length)
For further information please contact the Research Impact Officer, Yvonne.email@example.com
Outstanding Research Collaboration Past Winners
Application and award process
1. Applications are made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org using the appropriate form.
2. The lead applicant for Outstanding Research Collaboration must be a current University of Limerick employee at the time of the award, however the other collaborators (e.g. academic, research, industry, community) listed on the application can be external to the organisation or previous employees.
3. Applications for the Outstanding Research Collaboration award must be accompanied by letters of support (a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 from users or stakeholders of your research, with each letter to be up to a maximum of 2 pages in length)
4. Applicants are advised to stay within the word-count limit set on the forms. Submitted forms which exceed word-count limits will be disregarded.
The President’s Research Excellence and Impact awards will be judged by the Academic members of the Research Impact Committee and will make recommendations to the President and Vice President Research for ratification. The panel will evaluate the eligible applications based on their demonstration of excellent research and articulated impact (beyond academia).
Evidence of a sustained body of excellent research outputs within a discipline or beyond.
Clearly articulated and evidence-based impact(s) of the research outputs. The reach and significance of the impact should be well articulated and evidenced. Research impact can be defined as “the demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to society and the economy”.1 This definition refers to ‘excellent research’; in other words, research that is recognised internationally for its originality, significance and/or rigour. For early career researchers the focus can also be on ‘potential impact’ and ‘pathways to impact’ as appropriate.
1 UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), website https://www.ukri.org/councils/esrc/impact-toolkit-for-economic-and-social-sciences/defining-impact/