Researchers’ Choice Communication Award

Do you know an early career researcher who goes the extra mile to communicate their scientific ideas to the public?

Early Career Researchers are the future of science, helping to advance research and put science at the forefront of the public mind. Elsevier supports researchers at every step in their career. From recognizing and rewarding outstanding researchers and their institutions through numerous programs and resources, to supporting them with free e-learning tools such as Elsevier’s Researcher Academy.

Alongside producing life-changing research, excellent science communication skills are important and capture the imagination, sparking meaningful debate and discussion that can grant science a broader vision in our society. That’s why Elsevier is calling on you to nominate your peers, who excel at this, for the Researchers’ Choice Communication Award.

“Communicating science is not only rewarding and challenging, but it’s also vital to the future of science. There are so many amazing and selfless science communicators, who will be further encouraged and motivated to keep engaging with the public…nominate them for the Researchers’ Choice Communication Award.”

– Matthew Allen (Winner RCCA 2015)

The nominee must:

  • Be living in the UK
  • Be affiliated to UK university
  • Not have published before 2015
  • (You cannot nominate yourself)

Nominate your peers for #RCCA2018 directly on the social network platform Mendeley. Publish the following information on the RCCA 2018 Mendeley group:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Institution
  • Summary of nomination
  • Links to evidence of good work

A panel of judges will review a shortlist of candidates, and the winner will be revealed at our awards ceremony, on Thursday 4th October 2018 in London, at the Royal Society in the presence of senior research leaders.

Nominations will be accepted until Thursday 17th May 2018. For more information, please contact us at More is available on this Mendeley blog post and by following #RCCA2018 on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn for the latest updates and more shareable content.