The Graduate and Researcher College continues to recognise the excellence of its postgraduate researchers and the outstanding work carried out by academic and professional service staff in support of postgraduate research and education, through a series of GRC Prizes (first launched in 2018).

Staff and students are invited to nominate someone (or themselves) for one of the following prizes:

  • Postgraduate Researcher
  • Postgraduate Professional Service Champion
  • Director of Graduate Studies/Programme Academic Lead (Division/School/Centre)
  • Postgraduate Teacher
  • Research Degree Supervisor
  • Early Career Research Staff

Each of the prizes will be worth £250 which will be transferred to the winner’s school, centre or department for the use of:

  • Travel and subsistence in relation to research including conference fees, books, consumables, survey costs or any other cost that can be shown in relation to their research.
  • Staff development courses and related travel and subsistence costs.
Postgraduate Researcher Criteria (PDF 67KB)
Postgraduate Professional Service Champion  Criteria (PDF 69.4KB)
Director of Graduate Studies/Programme Academic Lead (Division/School/Centre) Criteria (PDF 71.8KB)
Postgraduates who Teach Criteria (PDF 65.2KB)
Researcher Degree Supervisor Criteria (PDF 85.1KB)
Early Career Research Staff Criteria (PDF 62.9KB)

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Please email with your completed application form.

Deadline for applications: 2022 competition has now closed, come back in April 2023.


Find out who our 2022 winners are here

You can also view who are 2021 winners were here >