Best Young Researcher Award: Guidelines and entry requirements

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Guidelines and Entry Requirements


This competition is open to early career researchers and young rail professionals working on research of relevance to rail.

The individual must be a member of (or progressing towards membership of), a professional engineering institution or one of the following professional institutions: CIEHF, CILT, SaRS, PWI.

Applicants must work for or within an institution / company based primarily in the UK.

Entry requirements

Selection criteria for this award will assess:

  • Quality of work
  • Novelty of work
  • Impact on the rail industry (potential or realised)

Entrants will need to provide information about the technical principles of the work, show why it has the potential to make a difference and include a supporting letter from their Professor or Senior Manager.

View the full competition guidelines for more information

Download the entry form and guidelines via the links below:




Previous winners

Find out more about the previous winners, their research and see how winning the award has helped them in their career in the rail industry.

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