Research Western

Partners in Research National Awards - 2018

Partners In Research (PIR) is a registered Canadian charity founded in 1988 and supported by Western University. Its mandate is to increase understanding and support for research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and to foster greater interest among youth to casually, professionally, and academically pursue STEM.

The honorific PIR National Awards (PIRNAs) constitute a suite of six prizes recognizing excellence among Canadian researchers, as well as their commitment to promoting their research through public outreach. They will be given in May, 2017 at the PIR National Awards. Travel and accommodation will be provided for award winners.

The Awards:

Five PIRNAs recognize outstanding contributions and public promotion over a long period of time to particular fields, demonstrated by a substantial body of work. The awards are:

The sixth prize, the Ronald G. Calhoun Award for Health Science recognizes a member of the community who has provided outstanding leadership over several years in support of health research.

Nominations

Nominations can be submitted by a Dean, Vice-President (Research), or equivalent. For the Ronald G. Calhoun Award, community members can also nominate. Only one nomination per award will be accepted from a given institution. Western and the LHRI can each submit one nomination per award for a total of 12 (6 per institution).

A full nomination package will include:

Deadline

The nomination submission deadline is January 15, 2018.  Nomination documents are submitted electronically.

Contact

Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall (julaine.hall@uwo.ca) at Research Development & Services regarding this award and the nomination process.

website:  http://www.pirweb.org/pir/en/pir-event/