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

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Getting research award and then ghosted?

I am being offered a research award at a university in a western europe country, and it's a quite known one as well in that country (well you can say in Europe as well). The research award is not from ...
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Can I include my contribution to a internationally recognized research project in my college apps, if I wasn't part of the presenting team [closed]

I am from a non-US high school, facing a dilemma about mentioning my involvement in a successful research project (Project A) on my college applications. I contributed significantly to Project A, ...
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Professor nominated for award asks for a recommendation from a Dean, who is also on the Award Committee. Ok or No?

Is it conflict of interest when a faculty member who is a nominee for a university award competition, asks for a letter of recommendation from a Dean, who is also on the review committee that decides ...
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Nominating a graduate student for a mentorship award

I'm an undergraduate student in CS and I want to nominate my graduate student mentor for a mentorship award at my university. He has been my mentor for a year and a half and over that time he has ...
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How can you win a Fields Medal? [closed]

Consider someone who is pursuing a PhD in mathematics. Is it possible for him/her to win the Fields medal? To win a Fields medal, do you have to be an Assistant Professor? What are some different ways ...
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Should I mention an achievement without a proof on my CV?

Several years ago I participated in a conference as a speaker, and my speech was so good it got a third place award for the best speaker. For many years it was stated on the organizer's website, and I'...
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How can the audience be sucessfully involved in best-paper awards?

Me and a colleague are co-organizing a conference next year (which will be hosted in our city). Neither of us has ever organized a conference before. It is a yearly conference that so far has happend ...
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Common name for an award given by students

How would you call an award given by students to their favourite professor/instructor by voting? "Favourite professor award"? Any other suggestions? This is not about how a new award should ...
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What is the meaning of an "award citation"?

In the details of an ACM conference, the following is mentioned: The best paper in each track will receive an award citation. I want to know, what they mean by "award citation" here and ...
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May my distinguished referee award be withdrawn if I inform the editors that I've actually left academia?

I left academia years ago and am self-employed, but haven't stopped refereeing papers for one of the journals I published a few papers in. Now I've been informed by the editors that I've been selected ...
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Should I include this scholarship on my application?

On my senior year in high school, I, along with 5 other people, won a scholarship based on academic excellence, granted by my city's Department of Education. Now I am applying to a PhD and I don't ...
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Scientists sets up a delayed encrypted message with a smart contract, containing a world-class discovery. Will he get Nobel prize post-mortem? [closed]

It is broadly known that sometimes it happens scientists are not well rewarded during their lives, especially when their work does not fit the modern society needs, or simply if it is well ahead of ...
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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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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 is a 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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