|Higher Education Bioscience Technician of the Year Award
The award is open to all technical staff, at any stage in their career, employed in a teaching, research or management role in the HE bioscience sector in UK and Ireland.
Individuals can enter by being nominated, either by themselves or a colleague, using our application form by noon on Thursday 30th November 2017.
Please check back for up 2018 dates.
|Royal Society of Biology in partnership with the University Biological Managers’ Association https://www.rsb.org.uk/get-involved/rsb-awards/bioscience-technician-of-the-year
The award recognises technical staff who are:
- Prizes awarded for 1st and 2nd place, consisting of £400 & £200 respectively to spend as they wish, one year’s free Membership of the Royal Society of Biology at the appropriate grade, one year’s free Registered Science Technician registration (upon receipt of successful application) and invitation to one day of the UBMA conference to accept award and certificate at the conference dinner.
- Applying professional technical knowledge and expertise
- Acquiring & effectively applying personal/professional development
- Making a positive impact and inspiring others
- Demonstrating leadership & collaboration
- Delivering innovation and efficiency
|Royal Society of Chemistry Higher Education Technical Excellence Award
- Both RSC members and non-members can nominate for this award.
- Nominees may NOT nominate themselves.
- Nominations should be for those working in technical support roles within the HE Sector.
- Individuals or teams may be nominated.
- The award is open to nominees based in the UK and Republic of Ireland only
- There are no age restrictions associated with this award
- When nominating previous RSC prize or award winners, please remember that a person cannot be awarded twice for substantially the same body of work
Nominations open on 01 October
Nominations close on 15 January
- Run annually, the winner receives £2000, a medal and a certificate
|STEM Inspiration Awards
|The STEM Inspiration awards are a free award scheme, designed to celebrate individuals and organisations working to inspire young people in STEM subjects.
|Applications are currently closed and will reopen in Spring 2018.
|Technicians Make it Happen, STEM Inspiration Awards –Higher Education and Technician's Educational Development (HEaTED),the UK's leading provider of professional development and networking opportunities for all disciplines of the technical workforce https://www.stem.org.uk/heated/stem-inspiration-awards-open
- Outstanding STEM Ambassador - for established STEM Ambassadors
- Outstanding New STEM Ambassador - for new STEM Ambassadors
- Outstanding STEM Technician - for apprentices and those working in technical roles
- Inspirational STEM engagement project - for organisations running enrichment projects
- STEM Employer – with awards for large and small and medium organisations
- The Joan Sjøvoll Award for STEM Leadership - for inspiring leaders who promote STEM
- Nominations for the Papin Prizes can be made by any member of the higher education community including students, staff, collaborators and alumni.
- To be entered, the technician in question should be currently employed by a UK university on a part-time or full-time, fixed term or permanent basis.
|Applications currently closed.
|Awarded at the 2-yearly Higher Education Technicians Summit – 2017 categories were:
- Newcomer Award (an individual who has embarked on a technical career within the past four years and shown exceptional promise)
- Teaching Award (a member of technical staff who has made a significant contribution to the student teaching and learning experience)
- Research Award (a member of technical staff who has made a significant contribution to research)
- Core Research Facility (a member of technical staff within a central research facility/platform who has provided exceptional skills/expertise)
- Infrastructure (a member of technical staff who has made a significant contribution to day-to-day infrastructure to support research and/or teaching)
- Outreach/Community (a member of technical staff or technical team that has made a significant contribution to community/outreach activities)
- Lifetime Achievement (an award to recognise continued excellence and/or significant achievements across an individual’s technical career)
- Technical Team (a technical team who has worked together to deliver excellence)
|Institute of Civil Engineers Awards
|The 2018 ICE Awards will be held on Monday 8 October 2018. To submit a nomination, please fill in a nomination form and submit to Chris Amoah at email@example.com
|The deadline for submissions is Friday 6 April 2018. Please note that self-nominations will not be accepted by the ICE Awards Committee.
- Jean Venables Medal, awarded to the best Technician Professional Review candidate in the year before the medal is awarded
- Eloise Plunkett Award, awarded to a newly qualified female Member or Technician member based in the UK. The award offers up to £2,500 for travel which has a civil engineering focus.
| CPD awards
|The judges will be looking for evidence of satisfying the Science Council’s CPD standards:
- Show evidence of a continuous, up-to-date and accurate record of their CPD activities
- Demonstrate that their CPD activities are a mixture of learning activities relevant to current or future practice
- Show that their CPD has contributed to the quality of their practice
- Show that their CPD benefits the users of their service
- Confirm that they maintain a portfolio containing evidence of their CPD which could be provided on request
|2018 deadline for nominations to be announced.
|Awarding body: Science Council
- The Science Council’s CPD Awards are designed to celebrate the continued professional development efforts and achievements of Registrants across Registered Science Technician (RSciTech),
- Registered Scientist (RSci),
- Chartered Scientist (CSci) and
- Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach) status.
Nominees can be from any discipline of science and be working at any level but they most hold Science Council professional registration.
| IET Achievement Award
Nominations are closed for 2018.
Awarding body: The Institution of Engineering and Technology
The IET’s Apprentice and Technician of the Year Awards recognise individuals who standout from their peers and have made noteworthy achievements in their area of expertise. They look for individuals who are role models to others and are passionate about promoting engineering to the world.
- IET Technician of the Year Award
This award is to recognise individuals who stand out from their peers and have made noteworthy achievements in their area of expertise. Individuals who are role models to others and are passionate about engineering.
- IET Apprentice of the Year Award
This award is to recognise individuals who stand out from their peers and have made noteworthy achievements in their area of expertise. Individuals who are role models to others and are passionate about promoting engineering to the world.
|Institute of Science and Technology awards
|All awards are currently under review and further information will be posted on the website in due course.
Awarding body: Institute of Science and Technology
- Valery Chapman Award is available annually to enable a school/college laboratory technician to attend a conference or training event for the first time.
- The John Robinson award fund has, in the past, been used for an Outstanding Achievement Award, Outstanding Trainee/Apprentice Award, and Best Conference Poster Award.
| IOM3 Technician of the Year Award
Deadline for Nominations is November. Nominations are currently closed for 2018.
Awarding body: Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
Each year, the Institute makes two awards for the Technician of the Year (TOY). The award is open to all those currently studying materials or minerals technology or related subjects and those who have completed such courses within the last two years. There is no age barrier.
| Psychology Technicians Awards
Nominations usually around October.
Closed at present for nominations in 2018.
Awarding body: The British Psychological Society
The technical support in psychology teaching award and the technical support in psychology research award recognise the valuable role that technicians play in supporting both teaching and research in their psychology departments.
- The Technical Support in Psychology Teaching Award
- Technical Support in Psychology Research Award
|Salters’ National Awards for Science Technicians
Closing date for 2018 has passed. Information on nominations for 2019 will be posted on the website later this year.
Awarding body: Salters Institute
This may not be relevant to university technicians but may be relevent to outreach workl! The aim of the awards is to highlight the importance of technicians in enabling high quality practical work in science in schools and colleges.
- Up to 4 awards of £1000 each
| -S-labs awards
Deadline for nominations to be confirmed.
S-Lab is a not-for-profit initiative that works with university, research institute, and other laboratory sectors and stakeholders to support good practice in laboratory design, operation and management. The S-Lab Awards for Excellence in Laboratory Design, Management and Operation were initiated in 2012 and have been held every year since. The Making a Difference award is particularly applicable to technicians.