Questions tagged [awards]

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

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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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Is the Nobel prize good for science? [closed]

I believe the Nobel prize benefits some scientists, but is bad for science as a whole, because it is too political. (My belief is aligned with Taoism.) Am I mistaken: Does the Nobel prize benefit ...
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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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What is Summa cum Laude and how do you get it? (USA)

What is Summa cum Laude and how do you get it (USA)? Is this equivalent to First Class Honors in Australia? What is the equivalent of an Australian University medal in the USA?
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If the poster gets a prize, who gets it, the person presenting it or the first author?

Suppose I have done a collaborative work, where I do 80% of the work. Hence, I am the first author. Now my collaborator goes to a conference to present a poster of that work. In the poster too, my ...
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Do undergraduate students usually share poster award money with their PhD student supervisor?

I participated in an poster competition (for undergraduate students) and I won an award with a decent amount of money. My research supervisor was a PhD student at a researcher's lab. Do people usually ...
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Is there a standard mapping between “English” and “Latin” honors?

I know of (at least) two sets of phrases used to indicate a degree awarded with honors: English: With distinction / High distinction / Highest distinction Latin: Cum laude / Magna cum laude / Summa ...
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How to refer to a Research Training Scheme Place for PhD study as an achievement

In Australia, students pursuing higher studies (typically a PhD) can complete it on a Research Training Scheme (RTS) place. The RTS is funded by the federal government (see here) but it is up to each ...
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Listing industry related honors and awards on a CV

I'm in the process of getting my PhD as part of a transition from industry to academia. During my time in industry I received a number of awards that I've typically listed in one form or another on my ...
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Why does the paper award jury have access to the author names in some blinded publication venues, prior to deciding to whom the award should go to?

Quite often, in publication venues where the author names are not visible to the reviewers and where some paper award is given, the authors are not blinded to the individuals who decide to whom the ...
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How to politely decline the university medal?

I have studied in an Australian university and throughout my university studies, I declined all prizes awarded to me. It is not that I have had something against my university but it is due to my own ...
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How much of a grad-school dissertation fellowship should I personally keep?

I've recently been awarded a graduate school dissertation fellowship which (unlike many other fellowships) is awarded directly to me personally rather than to my institution. Normally, when ...
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What should I do if someone else claims an award that I actually won?

I am a PhD student. A few years ago, I won the best paper award at a conference. However, they didn't post the list of winners on the conference website. But when I google the name of the conference, ...
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What should I do with award certificates?

I recently won the "Best Student Paper" award at a moderately significant conference in my field (subfield of CS). This came with a Trophy and a Certificate. The trophy I will put in the corner of my ...
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Can a theoretical physicist win a Nobel Prize anymore?

The background: The big news in the science world this week is that, on Thursday, it will be officially announced that LIGO has detected gravitational waves. Some people have even started talking ...
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Are author names typically visible to reviewers for paper award decisions?

I wonder whether author names are typically visible to reviewers when they decide paper award recipients. (i.e. non-anonymous process) I am mostly interested in the field of computer science (...
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How to write a letter to nominate an awesome Professor for an award?

How to write a letter to nominate an awesome past Professor for an award for work he has done in our university? This professor established a cyber security scholarship program at our engineering ...
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Share prize money from conference presentation award with co-authors?

I am a PhD student and I recently won a young scientist award and prize money (~500 USD) at a conference for the "best presentation". I did the majority of the work for the presentation, and I was the ...
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Including “Best in show” type award for a conference paper on CV

I work in industry, but come from an academic background. We publish several papers a year in journals and conference proceedings. I'm also preparing a new CV for academic purposes. Earlier this year, ...
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What to write in an award nomination letter about your supervisor?

An international society is accepting nominations for an yearly award for young principal investigators in our scientific research field, and I would like to nominate my supervisor. I have to write a ...
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Nominating a professor for a fellowship

I know a professor who is really brilliant, but also very modest. This professor has helped me to progress in life. Now, I want to express my gratitude by nominating him as ACM Fellow. However, I have ...
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Effect on image of a vanity award on CV/Profile

I could not find any previous questions on the effect of vanity awards compared to vanity publishers. I recently noticed a CV on a university website with a few awards of International Scientist of ...
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Roughly what date do NSF Postdoc Fellowship announcements occur?

I can't find any information about when NSF announces the recipients of their postdoctoral fellowship awards. I'm specifically interested in the one for mathematics. I'd like to use this information ...
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Are awards in academia useful?

Is there any research/study that looked at the usefulness of giving awards in academia? By useful I mean weighting the positive and negative effects. I'm interested in three kinds of awards: awards to ...
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Is it useful to list the exact name of a prize or grant in a resume?

Given that a lot of prizes or grants are specific to a particular university, is there any point in listing the exact name of a prize or grant on one's resume? For example, if I say that I won "John ...
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Post-doc independent money/grant (astrophysics/computer science) in the US (travel expense/workshop)?

I am currently a postdoc in a US University (I'm French). I am in between astrophysics and computer science. My work is currently funded by NSF (work related to the Dark Energy Survey). Are there ...
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Listing rank of prizes on CV

If I won 3rd place or an honorable mention for Award X. Is it reasonable to simply state the name of the award without stating what place I got?