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Thomas Willis Early Career Researcher Prize

The prize will recognise an outstanding piece of research accepted for publication in 2021 by an early career researcher within the Department. Applications will open in May 2022.

Eligibility criteria​

The applicant should:

  • Be a current employee of NDCN
  • Have completed their DPhil/PhD viva after 1 January 2018*
  • Have made substantial contributions to the submitted research

The submitted research should be an original research article accepted for publication in a peer reviewed journal in 2021.

*NB This date is to be taken as a guide only: family leave or periods of part-time working due to caring commitments will be taken into account

Assessment criteria

Applications will be assessed by members of the Senior Management Group against the following criteria:

  • Novelty of the work
  • Impact of the work
  • Applicant’s contribution to the work

The winner will be awarded a prize of £500.

Thomas Willis Intermediate Career Researcher Prize

The prize will recognise an outstanding piece of research accepted for publication in 2021 by an intermediate career researcher within the Department.

Eligibility criteria

The applicant should:

  • Be a current employee of NDCN
  • Have completed their DPhil/PhD viva no shorter than four years ago (1 January 2018)​​ but no longer than 10 years ago (1 January 2012)​​*
  • Have made substantial contributions to the submitted research

The submitted research should be an original research article accepted for publication​ in a peer reviewed journal in 2021.

*NB This date is to be taken as a guide only: family leave or periods of part-time working due to caring commitments will be taken into account

Assessment criteria

Applications will be assessed by members of the Senior Management Group against the following criteria:

  • Novelty of the work
  • Impact of the work
  • Applicant’s contribution to the work

The winner will be awarded a prize of £500.

NDCN Department Award for Public Engagement

The prize will recognise a member of/members of, or group in, the Department who has/have made an exceptional contribution to promoting the work of the Department through public engagement in 2021.

Eligibility criteria

The applicant(s) should:

  • Be an employee(s) of NDCN
  • Have made substantial contributions to public engagement activity during 2020

Assessment criteria

Applications will be assessed by members of the Communications and Public Engagement Committee against the following criteria:

  • Impact of the work
  • Applicant/Group’s contribution to the work

The winner/winners will be awarded a share of the prize of £500.

NDCN Department Award for Teaching

The prize will recognise a member of/members of, or group in, the Department who has/have made an exceptional contribution to promoting the work of the Department in a teaching setting in 2021.

Eligibility criteria

The applicant(s) should:

  • Be an employee(s) of NDCN
  • Have made substantial contributions to teaching activity during 2021

Assessment criteria

Applications will be assessed by members of the Teaching Committee against the following criteria:

  • Impact of the work
  • Applicant's/Group's contribution to the work

The winner/winners will be awarded a share of the prize of £500.