New Research Awards for University staff
Release Date 26 June 2007
The University of Reading, one of the foremost research universities in the UK, has recently launched two new Research Endowment Trust Fund (RETF) competitive schemes.
The RETF is used to fund high quality applications from staff, to support research in line with the University's Research Strategy. Below are details of each award and their respective winners.
Research Leadership Awards
This scheme provides a maximum of £50K to each successful applicant, so that they can be bought out of their teaching and administration for a year. The aim is to enable the award holders to strengthen their research standing and leadership potential, and contribute to the wider development of their research area within the University.
It was agreed that, for this year, the awards would go to people working within the University's established research themes. The first four awards have recently been made to:
Professor Jon Gibbins School of Biological Sciences Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Research
Professor Vassil Alexandrov School of Systems Engineering Computational Sciences
Dr Wayne Hayes School of Chemistry, Food & Pharmacy Nanoscience and Materials
Dr Anne Marie Minihane School of Chemistry, Food & Pharmacy Food Chain & Health
Prizes for best Research Outputs
This new competition was created to acknowledge the continuing importance to the University of high quality research (as delivered through research outputs).
Competitions were run at Faculty level, using eligibility rules and criteria determined by each Faculty. Each award winner will receive £1,000. The winners are:
Life Sciences: Dr Joe Sweeney, Department of Chemistry
Science: Dr Mary Lewis, Department of Archaeology
Economics & Social Science: Dr Paula Casal, Department of Politics
Arts & Humanities: Dr Paul Stiff, Department of Typography
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