22nd Jan 2013

Monogram would like to invite nominations for the 1st annual Monogram Early Career Excellence Award. We seek to recognize outstanding young scientists and researchers in the field of small grain cereal and grass research in the UK. The excellence award will consider research contributions in both basic and more applied disciplines, as well as contributions of excellence to scientific outreach efforts.  

1) Eligibility: PhD students and early career postdocs (up to 3 year's post PhD). We encourage UK-based academic and industrial applicants. 

2) Nominations: Self-nominations; applicants will be required to write one page (A4, 11 Arial font, 2 inch margin, including any figures) describing a specific piece of work and detailing what they have achieved and the importance/relevance of this work. Nominations should be accompanied by a supporting statement from the PI (or a senior colleague) of no more than 300 words. Applicants should also attach an updated 2-page CV. 

 3) Criteria: The Monogram Steering Group will judge the applications based on the originality, excellence, and the significance of the work to the discipline of small grain cereal and grass research. 

 4) Prize: The award winner will receive a £300 cash prize and will have the opportunity to present their work at the 2013 Monogram meeting taking place in Dundee from April 17th to the 19th (“Monogram Early Career Excellence Award” lecture). http://www.monogram.ac.uk/MgNW2013.php.

They will also be expected to write a short piece/blog for the Monogram website.

All documents (1-page personal statement, CV, and PI supporting statement) should be combined as a single PDF file and emailed to Nathalie Castells-Brooke (nathalie.castells@rothamsted.ac.uk) by February 18th, 2013.