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Call for Nominations 2022 TÜBA Academy Prizes

The Royal Irish Academy is invited to nominate outstanding scientists with original, leading and path-breaking works for each category of TÜBA Academy Prizes

Nominations for 2022 TÜBA Academy Prizes, launched in 2015 in appreciation and encouragement of eminent scientists, are now open. TÜBA Academy Prizes are given to those scientists with original, leading and path-breaking works in their fields.

TÜBA Academy Prizes are annually awarded to the nominated scientists in the following categories: 1) Basic and Engineering Sciences, 2) Health and Life Sciences and 3) Social Sciences and Humanities.

One prize is awarded in each category and every year one of the prizes is awarded to scientists related with Turkey or Turkish issues, meaning those who work in Turkey and/or study Turkey. The Academy Prize in Basic and Engineering Sciences is designated as the Turkish connection prize for this year in accordance with the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development proclaiming by the United Nations General Assembly for 2022.

Nominees should not have received any another science award from public institutions and organizations in Turkey for last three years.

The nominees are evaluated by a Prize Committee in each category. The Committees, composed of TÜBA members and renowned scientists, examine the works of the candidates via a rigorous process involving peer-review and identify the possible prize laureates. The laureates are announced by the Academy Council of TÜBA. The Academy Prizes, comprising an Academy Medal and prize money of about 30.000 USD for each, are awarded in a special ceremony. Nominations for 2022 Academy Prizes are open till 15 April 2022. The Prize Ceremony will be held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Turkey.

To express an interest in being nominated for one of these prizes by the Royal Irish Academy please submit a completed nomination form to by midday on 8 April 2022.

This opportunity is publicly advertised by the Royal Irish Academy.

All expressions of interest received will be considered by the Academy’s Policy Oversight Group- the unit tasked with advising upon the initiation and implementation of all of the Academy’s policy and international activities and responsible for overseeing a standardised quality process for all outputs. Chaired by the Academy’s Secretary of Policy and International Relations, the six members of this group are all elected Members of the Royal Irish Academy and come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds in several institutions across the island of Ireland- both north and south of the border. On occasions, the Policy Oversight Group may also consult additional experts to inform their assessments and evaluations.

The Royal Irish Academy values diversity and strives for a culture of equality and inclusion in all of its activities. As outlined in its Strategic Plan 2019-2023, the Academy is committed to ensuring greater gender, disciplinary, institutional and overall diversity in every area of the Academy and its work throughout the island of Ireland. It particularly welcomes nominations from under-represented groups and communities.

As women are underrepresented in the Academy’s participation in international collaborative activities, nominations of women are particularly welcome.

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