In 2016, the Priestley International Centre for Climate established two annual prizes in the name of the renowned climate scientist, astronaut and Leeds alumnus, Piers Sellers, to recognise exceptional research that furthers our understanding of climate change and how to address it. These prizes have been funded through generous donations to the Footsteps Fund by alumni and friends of the University of Leeds.
The prize for Exceptional PhD Research is designed to reward and encourage current PhD students from the University of Leeds (includes those who have passed their viva but are yet to attend their graduation ceremony) for undertaking excellent research to better understand and/or address climate change. The award provides £1500 to attend an international conference of their choice.
Nominations for the 2017 PhD prize are now open and can be made by University of Leeds staff and PhD students (self-nominations are accepted). They will be assessed by the judging panel, made up of the Priestley Centre Management Committee on the basis of high quality publications (not limited to peer-reviewed journal publications, and including those accepted but yet to be published), research outputs and / or impact resulting from the nominee’s PhD research.
The winner will be expected to attend the prize-giving in mid-June and deliver a short talk.
Please complete the nomination form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 17:00 Thursday 27th April 2017.
Read more about the prizes and Piers Sellers here.