Research Culture Awards

Celebrating the colleagues who are creating a positive research culture.

We recognise that good research thrives in an environment in which colleagues support each other to succeed. In 2019, we launched the Research Culture Awards, to celebrate outstanding activities that promote collegial behaviours among researchers and contribute to a positive research culture. 

Highly Commended

The judges also highly commended the following nominations:

IHW Early Career Researcher Forum and IHW Athena Swan Gender-Sensitive ECR Aspirations’ and Development Group, Institute of Health & Wellbeing

Promoting a positive, supportive and inclusive workplace culture across the Institute of Health and Wellbeing.

Dale Barr, Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology

Building a research methods community in the Institute of Neuroscicen & Psychology/School of Psychology that supports reproducible and transparent research.

Ornela Dardha, Kitty Meeks, Will Petterssen and Michele Sevegnani School of Computing Science

Compumatch scheme, aimed at establishing new collaborations with researchers in theoretical computing science.

Michael Weymss, School of Mathematics & Statistics

For supporting colleagues in their academic and career development, and for leading through encouragement and by example.

Research Office, College of Arts

Consistently excellent mentoring and support to research scholars in the College of Arts.

Centre for Gender History, School of Humanities

For establishing a strong, collaborative and collegial environment and providing career development activities for early career researchers.

Daniel Smith, Institute of Health & Wellbeing

Fostering a supportive and progressive culture in mental health cohort research in the Institute of Health & Wellbeing.

Research Culture Awards - About

The University of Glasgow Research Culture Awards were launched in 2019 to recognise and celebrate activities which promote collegiality and contribute to a positive research culture at the University.

Collegiality includes acting as a role model or leading on initiatives to promote:

  • A collegial culture, which supports others to succeed. Examples include participating in mock panels or peer review panels, contributing to career development activities for early career researchers, supporting co-authorship and co-investigator status on grants, sharing contacts and networks (e.g. relating to impact-generating activities), passing on opportunities to earlier career or less senior colleagues to present or participate in meetings or conferences, and nominating colleagues for external recognition.
  • Good research culture at UofG level. Examples might include sharing best practice or leading / delivering support that goes beyond an immediate research group or subject, contributing to policy or external initiatives (e.g. through professional bodies, Equality Charters and learned societies).
  • Good research practice and research that is more open, honest and transparent, thus supporting colleagues to show collegiality towards the community at large.

These awards reinforce the revised focus of the 2019/20 academic promotion criteria, which sets the expectation that senior colleagues share their expertise and knowledge across all research dimensions – including outputs, award generation, PGR supervision, and impact.  Winners were announced at the annual grant-award ceremony hosted by the Principal on 10 June 2019.