University of Crete Researcher Awards
As part of
the University’s HRS4R commitment to promote an environment which fosters
research and research training, two series of annual Research Awards have been
instituted: (1) for young researchers and (2) for academic staff (Senate
1) The Young
Researcher’s Award is for postgraduate students who have made a
significant contribution (e.g. publication) to research in their
discipline. The award carries a cash prize of €5.000 and an honorary
diploma. The award is open to all registered PhD students, as well as
young researchers who have completed their postgraduate studies at the
University within 12 months prior to the annual call for nominations.
2) The Honorary Research Award recognizes a member of the academic staff who
has enhanced the reputation of the University through a particularly successful
research achievement in his/her discipline. This can be e.g. a single
piece of work, a prestigious publication, or major project grant. The award is
open to all faculty members and post-doctoral researchers.
Nominations can be made by any
current member of the University, including postgraduate students, and
including self-nominations. Nominations are to include a short
statement on the contribution considered to merit the respective award, a
short CV and, in the case of the Young Researcher’s Award, a letter of
recommendation from his/her supervisor.
The Evaluation Committee is
usually chaired by the Deputy
Rector for Academic Affairs. Initially the Committee
comprised the external members of the University
Council. In 2016-17, pending a new law affecting
University governance which proposed dissolution of University Councils, the Evaluation Committee was reconstituted
with the approval of the University Senate to comprise members of the
University’s Research Evaluation Committee as well as external members of the
University Council still in post. As before, the Committee may call on other
national or international external reviewers for the evaluation process.
nominations are considered suitable, the award will be deferred to the
following year. In the event that two candidates are considered to merit
the respective award, the award will be issued jointly and, in the case of the
Young Researcher’s Award, the cash prize equally divided.
call for nominations is scheduled for April of each year. The results,
including the criteria used by the Evaluation Committee to select the winners,
will be published following the announcement in June-July. The awards
ceremony will take place annually in July and on alternative years in
conjunction with the ceremony for the Stelios Pichorides Award for Excellence
in Academic Teaching.
2013 Young Researcher's Award
2014 Young Researcher's Award
2015 Young Researcher’s Award
2016 Young Researcher's Award