MonoGram Early Career Excellence Awards

Nominations are invited for the 8th annual MonoGram Early Career Excellence Award (MECEA). These awards are aimed at PhD students and early career researchers.

There are two MECEA categories:

  1. PhD students
  2. Early career post-doctoral scientists (up to 5 year's post-PhD graduation)

These awards seek to recognise outstanding young scientists and researchers in the field of small grain cereal and grass research in the UK. MECEA awards consider research contributions in basic and applied disciplines, as well as contributions of excellence to scientific outreach and promotion activities.

Eligibility: : we encourage UK-based academic and industrial applicants at either award level to apply.

Nominations: Applicants should submit a self-nomination with three components:

  1. A one page article describing a specific piece of their work and/or broader contribution to the community. This should communicate the applicants work as well as its importance, relevance and wider context. This article should be appropriate for subsequent publication on the Monogram blog. Please limit length to: A4, 11 Arial font, 2cm margin, including figures.
  2. A supporting statement from the PI of no more than 300 words.
  3. A 2-page CV, listing key achievements.

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

Prize: The winner will receive a 300 cash prize and will have the opportunity to present their work at the 2020 Monogram meeting taking place at the James Hutton Institute and University of Dundee 28 30 April 2020

To apply, please send a combined pdf document containing all three components to: monogram20@hutton.ac.uk by March 14th 2020.

Some of our previous laureates