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MECEA

MonoGram Early Career Excellence Awards

abOUT THIS AWARD

These awards seek to recognise outstanding young scientists and researchers in the field of small grain cereal and grass research in the UK. MECEA awards consider research contributions in basic and applied disciplines, as well as contributions of excellence to scientific outreach and promotion activities.

CRITERIA

The Monogram Steering Group will judge the applications based on originality, excellence, and contribution of the work to the small grain cereal and grass research community.

Applications will be scored against the following categories but keep in mind applicants are not required to fulfil every category to be successful.

Relevance or importance of topic

Originality

Clarity

Contribution to the scientific community (e.g. data/resources)

Challenges faced (e.g. learning new techniques

Networking

Science communication/public engagement

Publications

Grants awarded

Eligibility

We encourage UK-based academic and industrial applicants at either award level to apply.

Who

These awards are aimed at PhD students and early career researchers. There are two MECEA categories: PhD students Early career post-doctoral scientists (up to 5 year's post-PhD graduation)

Deadline

Apply by 31st January 2022. ​

nominations

A one-page article describing a specific piece of their work and/or broader contribution to the community. This should communicate the applicant’s work as well as its importance, relevance and wider context. This article should be appropriate for subsequent publication on the Monogram blog. Please limit length to: A4, 11 Arial font, 2 cm margin, including figures. A supporting statement from the PI of no more than 300 words. A 2-page CV, listing key achievements.​

THE PRIZE

The winner will receive a £300 cash prize and will have the opportunity to present their work at the annual Monogram meeting. 

Want to apply?

To apply, please send a combined pdf document containing all three components to: Monogram2022@leeds.ac.uk by 31st January 2022.

Previous Winners

Gene expression bias in polyploid wheat

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