Questions tagged [awards]

Questions concerning special recognition for particular achievements, usually assessed competitively, within academia.

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Should one highlight an article's positions in the journal issue if it is first?

I just had an article published and it was the first article in that issue of the journal. At first, I wondered if that had any significance. I had an article given the cover of a journal before but ...
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I am the joint recipient of an award (along with an unrelated person). Should I name them on my resume?

I recently received a prestigious award from my university for my undergraduate research (of which I am quite proud!). The award is always awarded jointly to two people. I have no professional ...
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How do scientists get nominated for society awards? Should I ask someone else to nominate me?

I never get nominated for any award. I was wondering how people get nominated for society awards. I am a full professor, and I have an h-index of 45. I have more than 11,000 citations, so there isn't ...
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Do scientists/researchers only get awards by application/nomination, or can their achievements ever speak for themselves?

For instance, Katalin Karikó, key researcher in mRNA technology in immunology and therapies got a bunch of awards in 2021 as a result of the COVID19 vaccine being developed based on her work. Did ...
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My University has no formal faculty awards, but I'd like to nominate my professor for her amazing work and teaching

I have searched my university's site to see if there's a submission or packet I could send to nominate a professor for her amazing abilities as a professor. She's exemplary in teaching, and is ...
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Is "top student in xxx module" worth writing on a grad school application?

So I'm currently a university undergrad, and I was notified that I was among the top students (out of ~200) in one of the modules that I took, let's call it CS4321. I'm also thinking of applying to ...
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Receiving an award and etiquette

Suppose you win a university-wide award for your research and you receive an e-mail from one of the dean's secretaries with the dean and your department head CC-ed. Is there an established etiquette ...
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Has the Nobel Foundation said anything about the skewed gender ratio in the 2021 Nobel laureates?

For this question I exclude the Nobel Peace prize. A few years ago there was some talk by the Nobel committees and the Nobel Foundation board to be more inclusive. The committee explicitly called for ...
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Framing the competition involved with academic awards (academic CV)

I am currently applying to PhD programs in Canada, and one of the schools that I am applying to has asked applicants to use a template CV. As part of the "Awards" section, the template asks ...
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Can I write my article has been selected for a best research award?

One of my articles has been published today. I have got an email from an international awards team that my article has been provisionally selected for Research Awards and recommended by their ...
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Prizes and awards: what about travel grants?

I am applying for various postdoc grants at the moment. They all have some section concerning Prizes and Awards. While I understand that this obviously includes things like 'best poster presentation' ...
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At what point do you remove undergrad / graduate awards and honors from your CV?

Like most academics, my CV gradually gets longer, as each year I add new information. Rarely do I go through and remove information that seems no longer relevant. I realized today that my CV still ...
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How and when are conference best paper awards sent?

If someone wins a best paper award at a conference, how are such awards sent to the awardees? Also, how long does it take for this process to occur after the presentation is done at the conference?
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Is there any scholarship or fellowship award for part-time PhD students in Deep Learning? [closed]

Is there any fellowship awards for part-time Ph.D. Students? I have a full-time job in the relevant field. While searching for options, I have seen a few from Facebook, Nvidia and Microsoft but these ...
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What is the process for getting sponsored by big companies for PhD research? [closed]

I am doing PhD research. My PhD fees are covered by the government. I have seen other PhD students got sponsored by big companies such as IBM, so they are working with IBM and at the same time do the ...
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Would receiving an award from a recognised conference in the field boost my future academic career?

I have been nominated for a community contribution award alongside another professor in our field, this nomination for serving our research community (scientific activities). The conference is ...
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I am nominated to Community Contribution Award. Should university financially support my travel?

I have been nominated for a community contribution award. I was thrilled to be considered for this award. The conference also has workshops hardcoded to my research. However, while discussing with my ...
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Including Award Values on Academic CV When Applying For Graduate School

I am going to be applying to schools for a PhD in the not so distant future and I received a couple of scholarships in my masters degree that are worth over $10 000.00. I am not sure if it would be a ...
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What if in hindsight a Nobel Prize is wrongly awarded (for example, after the concerning theory has been proven wrong)?

I read in this paper (maybe popular, but I think they didn't tell nonsense) observations have been collected by a group of researchers that maybe after all dark energy doesn't exist. Dark energy ...
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Listing Scholar-Athlete Awards in Grad School Application

I am a student athlete (Full scholarship) and I have received Scholar Athlete award from NCAA and my conference throughout my career. To receive these awards, your GPA should be 3.5 or more. Now I am ...
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What language should my poster for a national convention be?

I will present work of mine in form of a poster on a national convention/congress/conference in my broader (STEM-related) field. A manuscript has already been submitted by me, in english. Manuscripts ...
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Awards in which gender identity is a requirement

A friend of mine is considered a minority in her research field, for being female. Recently, her advisor wanted to nominate her paper for an award sponsored by a kind of Women's Engineering Society. ...
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My research was plagiarised and won best paper of a conference. How to proceed?

I am a PhD student in electrical engineering, and I recently found out a published paper from another research group which I am collaborating through a joint project using exactly my idea and the data ...
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What are "executive members" of a conference or journal?

I am working in the Computer Science field and when working on one internal review of our department, I am asked to fill in the following items: List of important committees of which you were an ...
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Explain award on CV? [duplicate]

I recently received an award. It's relatively prestigious (even internationally), but it's not well-known outside of my discipline, and its name is not very explicit (nor is it in English). Should I ...
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Is declining an undergraduate award which causes me discomfort appropriate?

I have been offered an award to be presented to me at my graduation this summer at an English university. The award is not for academic achievement per se. It's for gaining my science degree despite ...
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Will my "the finalist certificate of the best paper award" be underrated if I co-chair a session at the same conference?

A paper of mine did recently reach the final competition for the best paper award of a prestigious conference in my field. Although mine didn't end up with the best paper award, yet I'd like to note ...
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Meaning of 'scholarly approach' for graduate award nomination

I have been nominated for an award to PhD students. I have first been asked to submit a CV and a description of my research project(s). After that, I have been asked by the organisers (directly by ...
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Is is okay to write "awarded" when the selected list is released online, but final offer yet to receive?

Is it okay if I write in letter/e-mail, the following? "I have been awarded recently ..." when the final selected list for the award is published online, but the actual award offer letter is yet to ...
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Stating a post doc research fellowship that I declined on my CV due to personal reasons?

So, I have recently finished my PhD in one of the "pure" sciences, in the UK. I have applied and been successful in obtaining a prestigious and rather lucrative research fellowship for a post doc ...
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How should I present awards I won as a co-author in my resume?

I'm a co-author on a project. The project has been presented at 2 conferences and won 2 awards. How should I present this information on my resume?
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How to list an academic award received multiple times on CV

I was distinguished as 'Best Freshman' when I started university as a freshman. If, as I did, I managed to display an exceptional academic performance, I was re-awarded this distinction (which ...
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Is it reasonable to mention being shortlisted for a prize in CV?

The Open Mind Prize, and presumably many other prizes in mathematics and different fields, makes the list of a few (in this case: three) nominees public before the prize is awarded. Suppose that a ...
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How can one know if a paper award decision was made with the award committee not having access to the author names?

How can one know if a paper award decision was made with the award committee not having access to the author names? I am mostly interested in machine learning / natural language processing paper ...
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Are best-paper awards for conferences rigged/pre-decided?

Recently I had an acceptance from a very good conference in our field. Three out of four reviewers gave excellent comments, while one gave a poor comment. I was telling my friend that if I had had one ...
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If I'm key personnel on an NIH grant . . . can I put that on my CV?

I'm a postdoc in the sciences. My supervisor submitted a grant renewal to the NIH recently and listed me as "key personnel" on it. The renewal received very high marks and is likely to be approved. ...
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Do prizewinners use prize money for academic purposes?

Suppose Alice wins the Nobel Prize and $1 million. Does the prize money go entirely to personal matters, or is she likely to use some (most/all?) of it for academic pursuits? If the latter, how does ...
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Will declining a research award be problematic for me, or other people?

I recently received an offer for a research award for early-stage scholars producing outstanding research in my field. I have verified the award and the association are genuine and I have colleagues ...
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Does it make sense to accept an early career identity in academic publishing?

There are multiple academic competitions developed for young researchers. Some of them make perfect sense to me, e.g. a prize for the best poster at a conference. But there are cases when special ...
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Oral Presentation Prize at a Conference [duplicate]

Abstract was selected for 'oral abstracts' competition, in a shortlist of 5 presenters. I was announced winner at the end of the competition. Following the event I have been emailed to pass on my bank ...
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Grant award Dates (US)

I've been in a conversation with a professor about hiring me as a potential postdoc. Recently he sent me an e-mail saying he would like to accept me to his team, but he can do this only if he can get ...
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How to refer to advisor in nomination letter

I want to nominate my advisor for an advising/mentoring award. I always use my advisor's first name when I talk or write to him, and as far as I known most students in my department and university do ...
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Should I share the prize money from a paper award for my graduate work with my former PhD advisor?

I am a postdoc, and with my former Ph.D. adviser have won a paper award which includes a sizable prize (10k+). I am the first author on the paper, and he is the second. The work is entirely mine, but ...
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How can we find out who was nominated for Nobel Prizes?

While the Nobel laureates are announced each year, are there any online resources that list who was nominated? In particular, I am asking the Academic side of Nobel prizes, especially in Chemistry, ...
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Is it true that STEM professors must be theorists in order to win the big prizes?

So I have heard that professors doing applied work in math research have like no chance to win the big prizes in their fields, and that only the theorists win the big math prizes. Is this true? You ...
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Should I mention the awards I won to a potential masters supervisor?

In the last year of my bachelor degree I was required to write a research paper. That research paper won the first award from about 1000 research papers submitted by students in my university. Also, ...
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How to get nominated for awards?

I came to the US with my PhD classmate having similar backgrounds and took postdocs at two different universities. My research output is much better than him, but he has won three awards from ...
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Historic basis for Honorary Degrees

What is the historic basis and/or context for "Honoris Causa" degrees? What were the original reasons for granting these?
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Has a STEM professor ever won an Oscar? [closed]

Has a STEM professor ever been nominated for - or won - an Oscar for their academic research?
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Academic year awards - best thesis, most promising student, significant contributions to the field, etc

What are some typical ways that a department determines these awards? Do thesis committees meet to discuss the year's thesis submissions and use some sort of voting system? What about awards such as ...
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