The Rank Prize Funds Research Visionary Awards

To be held at the Royal College of Physicians, London on 18 January 2022

Are you an Early Career Researcher with a vision for the future of Nutrition or Optoelectronics (including Visual Science)?

Would you like the opportunity to:

  • Showcase your ideas at an exclusive foresighting event hosted by Professor Jim Al-Khalili on 18 January 2022?
  • Receive specialist 1-to-1 speaker training for high-impact presentations?
  • Benefit from 1-to-1 facilitation and workshops on foresighting techniques, narrative formation and content development?
  • Produce a professionally filmed video featuring your scientific work and personal perspective on the future?

If so, please read on…

Over the past 50 years, advances in the science and application of Nutrition and Optoelectronics have impacted very many aspects of human life. Looking ahead, what might the next 50 years of scientific discovery and endeavour reveal? What future possibilities and major challenges could be answered by enquiry-led research in these fields?

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we are launching The Rank Prize Funds Research Visionary Awards to encourage Early Career Researchers to explore these questions.

Six competitively selected ECRs in the fields of Nutrition and Optoelectronics will be invited to give their personal perspectives on the next 50 years of scientific endeavour at a half-day foresight event in London in January 2022 hosted by Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE FRS.

Throughout 2021, the six award-winners will benefit from a tailored programme of 1-to-1 media training and workshops on foresighting techniques, narrative formation, and content development (summer 2021). They will be supported with trend research, presentation design and artwork, as well as speaker training for high-impact presentations (autumn 2021). They will also produce a professionally filmed video featuring their scientific work and personal perspective on the future (winter 2021).

Eligibility

  • The Competition is open to Early Career Researchers at UK universities and research institutes in the fields of Nutrition or Optoelectronics, including Visual Science.
  • Early Career Researchers must be within seven years of the award of their PhD (allowances will be made for career breaks). PhD students are not eligible to apply.
  • As part of the selection process, applicants should be prepared to make a 2-minute video outlining their personal perspectives on the future of their field in either Nutrition or Optoelectronics. (Guidance will be provided)

Registering your Interest

Please complete this short online form to register your interest in the competition by 23:59 on Sunday 2 May 2021.

Shortly after this date you will receive guidance on how to make your application.

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