3rd Monogram Early Career Excellence Awards

Each year, Monogram seeks to recognise outstanding young scientists and researchers in the field of small grain cereal and grass research in the UK.

This year we will recognize outstanding individuals with the MECEA award in two categories:

  • PhD student: Thesis not yet submitted
  • Early career post-doc: Up to 5 years of research experience after PhD graduation

The two MECEA awards will consider research contributions in both basic and more applied disciplines, as well as contributions of excellence to scientific outreach efforts.

How to apply

Applicants must write one page (A4, 11 Arial font, 2 cm 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 applicant’s PI, or another senior colleague, of no more than 300 words. Applicants should also attach an up-to-date 2 page CV.

Eligibility: PhD students and early career postdocs (up to 5 years post PhD graduation) are eligible for the awards. We encourage UK-based academic and industrial applicants. Please note that re-applications from last year’s awards will be accepted.

Further details

Judging 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.

Prize: The award winners will receive a £300 cash prize and will have the opportunity to present their work at the 2015 Monogram meeting taking place at the Monogram Network Workshop 2015, Rothmasted Research, Harpenden (“Monogram Early Career Excellence Award” lectures). They will also be expected to write a short article for the Monogram website.

The one page personal statement, CV and PI supporting statement should be combined as a single PDF file and emailed to monogram2015@rothamsted.ac.uk by March 27, 2015. Please indicate in the file name if the application is for the PhD or the post-doc category.