RRUKA Best Young Researcher Award 2016 – Submit your entries now!

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Are you involved in a project that could make a significant difference to the rail industry? Are you within the first ten years of your railway career? Or have we just described someone you know?

For the past three years RRUKA and IMeche Railway Division have joined forces to find the UK’s Best Young Railway Researcher. Open to young rail professionals and early career researchers, this annual award celebrates the work of a single individual and the contribution they are making to towards their organisation and the industry as a whole.

There are options to submit an individual entry, or to nominate a colleague (with their permission).  Applicants are asked to provide an outline of a particular project / piece of work of relevance to rail, share details of the individual contribution made and other supporting activities (such as papers published, or other awards received for the work).  A panel of industry experts will then meet to select this year’s winner.

The competition carries a cash prize of £1000, commemorative trophy and a specially dedicated slot at RRUKA’s upcoming Annual Conference on 3 November in London.

A brief outline of key dates and entry requirements can be found below. For full details visit the competition hub.


guidelinesEntry Requirements

Entrants must be either a young rail professional or an early career researcher working on research of relevance to rail. The individual must also be a member of (or be progressing towards membership of) a professional engineering institution or one of the following professional institutions: CIEFH, CILT, SaRs, PWI.

Read the full competition guidelines for more information.

Key dates:

7 October 2016: Submission deadline
21 October 2016: Winner announced
 3 November 2016: RRUKA Annual Conference

 Visit the competition hub to find out more and start submitting your entry! If you have any queries please contact us.

 

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