Supergen Energy Networks Hub

ECR Paper Prizes

Early Career Paper Prizes

The Supergen Energy Networks Hub recently awarded three prizesrewarding different aspects of the multi-disciplinary work ongoing across the Hub. 

Congratulations to:

  • Matt Deakin, Newcastle University
  • Hannah Bloomfield, Bristol University
  • Luis Badesa, Imperial College

Details of the Competition:

Researchers were invited to record a short two-minute presentation summarising a recently published paper (journal article, book chapter or conference-publication). Imust have been peer-reviewed and published (or accepted for publication and available online) within the last two years. The applicant should have made a substantial contribution as an author and papers from technical panels or working groups with large numbers of authors were not considered. 

Submissions were assessed based on their ability to explain the importance and novelty of the research in a concise and engaging way to a general academic audience. For specific paper prize categories, submissions were evaluated based on their commitment to working across disciplines and their policy or industry relevance

What prizes are available? 

Five prizes wort£300 were available – one prize for each of the following themes: 

  • Doctoral researcher paper prize – For a paper by a researcher working towards their PhD. 
  • Early-career paper prize – For a paper by aECR who has already completed their PhD. 
  • Multidisciplinary paper prize – For a paper that successfully works across disciplines. 
  • Policy paper prize – For a paper with findings that are highly policy-orientated. 
  • Industry paper prize - For a paper based collaborative research with industry.  

  The prize award must be used to support the ECR’s research in the area of energy networks. This can include: 

  • Costs to cover research consumables or data (this could include textbooks or software). 
  • Travel expenses for industrial visits, workshops, or conferences.  
  • Registration fees for conferences or training.  

Other eligible expenses will also be considered. The judging panel reserve the right to not award a theme prize if there is no suitable submission within a theme.  

The deadline for submissions was 13:00 on Monday, 12 July.  

Please email with any queries.

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