Prizes and scholarships available for students across the Faculty of Social Sciences Prizes and scholarships available for students across the Faculty of Social Sciences

The Peer-nominated Award for Outstanding Contribution to the PGR Community

An annual prize shall be awarded by the Faculty of Social Sciences to a postgraduate research student who has made an outstanding contribution to the SSF PGR community.

Rules

  1. An annual prize shall be awarded by the Faculty of Social Sciences to be known as the ‘The Peer-nominated Award for Outstanding Contribution to the PGR Community by a Postgraduate Research Student'.
  2. The award is to be presented to a postgraduate research student to recognise their outstanding contribution to the SSF PGR community.
  3. The award comprises a certificate and a monetary prize of £200.
  4. Any postgraduate research student currently registered in the Faculty of Social Sciences is eligible to be nominated for the award. Equally, any postgraduate research student within the Faculty is eligible to submit a nomination.
  5. The recipient of the Award shall be decided having regard to:
    1. The extent to which the nominee has been an active member of the SSF PGR community;
    2. Evidence of contributions that the nominee has made within his/her school;
    3. The nominee's participation in initiatives that have benefited the wider PGR community (e.g. organising events, training sessions, student representation, etc); 
    4. Any other material item that the selection panel consider to be of relevance.
  6. Nominations for the award shall be made in accordance with the timescale and procedures to be published by the Faculty.
  7. The prize will be awarded by the Faculty on the recommendation of a selection panel comprising the Associate Dean for Postgraduate Research, the Faculty Skills Coordinator, another Associate Dean of the Faculty and a representative of the School PGR Directors.
  8. If, in any year, no nominees are judged by the selection panel to be of sufficient merit, no prize shall be awarded. If more than two nominees are judged to be of equal and sufficient merit, the prize may be shared.

£200


Faculty of Social Sciences: Prize for Best Paper

There shall be an award made in 2013/14 for the best paper published by a postgraduate research student. The value of the award shall be £200.

Rules

  1. There shall be a prize awarded in 2013-14 funded by the Faculty of Social Sciences to be known as the Faculty of Social Sciences: Student Article Prize.
  2. The prize is to be awarded to the best paper published by a postgraduate research student in a peer review journal, edited volume, department working paper or conference proceedings.
  3. The value of the prize shall be £200.
  4. Postgraduate research students currently registered in the Faculty of Social Sciences, who have a satisfactory progress record, who are on course to complete their degree within the prescribed time period and who, during the course of their current studies, have been the first author of a paper that has been published or accepted for publication in a peer review journal, are eligible to be nominated by students registered in the Faculty and by staff within the Faculty.  One prize of £200 is offered.
    Additional eligibility criteria: the student must be the main author - due to different disciplinary norms main authorship can be demonstrated not only by being first author on the paper, but also by being the author for correspondence, or by a written statement from the supervisor; the manuscript must have been written and published during the student's current degree programme.
  5. The prize shall be awarded having regard to the quality and originality of the research; its importance to both the immediate and to the wider research community; its potential importance to the wider research community in terms of public engagement; and its potential to generate future research.
  6. Nominations for the prize shall be made in accordance with a timescale and procedures to be publicised by the Faculty.
  7. The prize will be awarded by the Faculty on the recommendation of a selection panel comprising the Associate Dean (Postgraduate Research Students); the Postgraduate Research Skills Coordinator, another Associate Dean of the Faculty and a representative of the School Director of Postgraduate Research within the Faculty of Social Sciences.
  8. If no nominees are judged by the selection panel to be of sufficient merit, the prize shall not be awarded. If more than two nominees are judged to be of equal and sufficient merit, the prizes may be shared.

£200


Faculty of Social Sciences: Prize for Public Engagement

There shall be a prize awarded in 2013/14 to recognise the many ways in which postgraduate research students in the arts and humanities increasingly engage with the public. The value of the prize shall be £200.

Rules

  1. There shall be a prize awarded in 2013-14 funded by the Faculty of Social Sciences to be known as the Faculty of Social Sciences: Public Engagement Prize.
  2. The prize is to recognise the many ways in which postgraduate research students in the arts and humanities increasingly engage with the public.
  3. The value of the prize shall be £200.
  4. Postgraduate research students currently registered in the Faculty of Social Sciences, who have a satisfactory progress record, who are on course to complete their degree within the prescribed time period and who, during the course of their current studies, have undertaken public engagement in research work.
  5. The prize shall be awarded having regard to the nominees' initiative in finding opportunities to take part in public engagement in research work; their commitment to public
  6. engagement work; the training that they have undertaken to improve their public engagement skills; their communication skills; and user appreciation.
  7. Nominations for the prize shall be made in accordance with a timescale and procedures to be publicised by the Faculty.
  8. The prize will be awarded by the Faculty on the recommendation of a selection panel comprising the Associate Dean (Postgraduate Research Students); the Postgraduate Research Skills Coordinator, another Associate Dean of the Faculty and a representative of the School Director of Postgraduate Research within the Faculty of Social Sciences.
  9. If no nominees are judged by the selection panel to be of sufficient merit, the prize shall not be awarded. If more than two nominees are judged to be of equal and sufficient merit, the prizes may be shared.

£200


Faculty of Social Sciences: Prize for Excellence in Teaching

There shall be a prize awarded by the Faculty of Social Science to a postgraduate research who has made a significant impact on the Faculty through their teaching.

 Rules

  1. There shall be one prize awarded in 2013-14 funded by the Faculty of Social Sciences to be known as the Faculty of Social Sciences Graduate Teacher Prizes.
  2. The prize is to recognise postgraduate research students who have made a significant impact on the Faculty through their teaching.
  3. The value of the prize shall be £200.
  4. Postgraduate research students currently registered in the Faculty of Social Sciences, who have a satisfactory progress record, who are on course to complete their degree within the prescribed time period and who, during the course of their current studies, have taught undergraduate/postgraduate students of UEA are eligible to be nominated by students registered in the Faculty and by staff within the Faculty.
  5. The prize shall be awarded having regard to the support which the nominees have given in helping students to realise their potential and in motivating students; the extent to which the nominees have had a positive impact on the teaching community; and innovations made in modes of teaching and/or assessment.
  6. Nominations for the prize shall be made in accordance with a timescale and procedures to be publicised by the Faculty.
  7. The prize will be awarded by the Faculty on the recommendation of a selection panel comprising the Associate Dean (Postgraduate Research Students); the Postgraduate Research Skills Coordinator, another Associate Dean of the Faculty and a representative of the School Director of Postgraduate Research within the Faculty of Social Sciences.
  8. If no nominees are judged by the selection panel to be of sufficient merit, the prize shall not be awarded. If more than one nominee is judged to be of equal and sufficient merit, the prize may be shared.

£200