The Presidents Research Excellence and Impact Research Output Award is a new award for 2023 which is awarded at a faculty level. This award celebrates and acknowledges the excellent research that has been carried out in UL. Research outputs include research that is published, disseminated, or made publicly available in the form of accessible research outputs. Candidates should submit one output for consideration for this award

These can include (but not limited to) publications, prototypes, datasets, software, books, book chapters, journal articles, conference contributions, artefacts, devices, products, patents, exhibitions, performances, compositions, designs, research reports for external bodies, websites, digital or visual media, research data sets, translations, structures or buildings, and new materials. 

There are four categories per faculty: 

Research Output Starting applicants have between 2-7 year's experience post PhD as of the closing date for applications 

Research Output Consolidator applicants have between 7-12 year's experience post PhD as of the closing date for applications 

Research Output Advanced applicants have greater than 12 year's experience post PhD as of the closing date for applications) 

Research Output Interdisciplinary applicants must be interdisciplinary  

Prize: (One award per category) President’s Research Excellence and Impact medal and €5,000 research funding 

Application Form: Research Output Award Application Form 

Timeline (for all categories): 

Call Open –  Tuesday 18th of July 2023 

Deadline for submissionsFriday 25th August 2023 at 5pm IST, completed applications sent to 

More Information: If you need further information please contact Yvonne Kiely, Research Impact Officer.  



2023 Research Output Award Winners

Application and award process 

  1. Applications are made by email to using the appropriate form. 

  1. The applicant must be a current University of Limerick employee at the time of the award. 

  1. In the case of Research Output Awards, previous applications (excluding winners of that category) may be re-submitted for the awards in subsequent years, subject to their meeting the relevant eligibility criteria. 

  1. Applications for Research Output Award must be accompanied by a fully accessible copy of the research output being proposed as part of the assessment process   

  1. 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 Research Output awards will be adjudicated by a panel chaired by the Assistant Deans Research of each faculty. 


Evidence of the excellence of the research output as appropriate to discipline 

This competition follows the European Research Council  

Guidance on PhD qualification or equivalent is available here  


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