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.
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
Contribution to the scientific community (e.g. data/resources)
Challenges faced (e.g. learning new techniques
Science communication/public engagement
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/line manager of no more than 300 words. A 2-page CV, listing key achievements.
The winner will receive a £300 cash prize and will have the opportunity to present their work at the annual Monogram meeting.