National Council for Scientific Research
CNRS Seventh Annual Research Excellence Award, 2017
To recognize scientists who excelled in conducting research in different scientific disciplines in Lebanon, and as part of its policy to reinforce scientific research and innovation and to direct that research to respond to the needs of the country, the National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) established an annual award for research excellence for each of the following disciplines:
Engineering and basic sciences.
Medical, biological and public health sciences.
Agricultural and environmental sciences.
Human and social sciences.
In addition to the four awards, CNRS offers a “CNRS Excellence Career Award” to senior scientists who contributed through their career to outstanding research achievements in different scientific disciplines, contributing to the advancement of research and development in Lebanon. Priority in selecting the awardees will be given to those who demonstrated innovative research achievements with a positive impact on the environment, public health, technological development and societal challenges in Lebanon.
Nomination Eligibility: All Lebanese scientists working permanently in Lebanon and implemented their research in any Lebanese research or academic institute, can be nominated for these awards.
Priority will be given to researchers who implemented research projects with support from the CNRS Grant Research Program and whose results were published in refereed scientific journals. Scientists who previously received the CNRS Research Excellence Award will be excluded.
Submission: For the main four annual awards (Engineering and basic sciences, Medical, biological and public health sciences, Agricultural and environmental sciences, Human and social sciences), researchers can be self-nominated or nominated by colleagues or through the institutions where they work.
As for the “Excellence Career Award”, nominations can only be made by an accredited academic or research institution indicating justification for their nomination including its scientific or technological importance, with full documentation of research achievements.
The award: Awardees will receive a certificate of research excellence in addition to a check for nine million Lebanese pounds. Awardees can be selected by CNRS to serve as members of the editorial board of the “Lebanese Science Journal” and/or contribute to CNRS research projects evaluation committees.
Nomination file: The nomination file includes: (1) nomination letter from the candidate or his institution or from a colleague, (2) completed application form which is available on the CNRS website (www.cnrs.edu.lb/awards2017.html) and it includes all the details on how to complete it, (3) publication list of the candidate covering the last five years from 2012 (references should be cited according to international bibliographical rules and should be arranged in separate sections for articles, books, proceedings, abstracts for oral presentations, abstracts for posters, review articles and technical reports) and a copy of the first page of each article.
Evaluation: Candidates files will be reviewed by specialized scientific committees and assessed on the basis of internationally accepted indicators for research excellence that focus on quality and impact in serving societal needs.
Application date: Applications can be sent to the following address firstname.lastname@example.org during the period February 10-April 10, 2017
Announcement of awardees names: The awardees of the CNRS Research Excellence Award 2017 names will be announced in a special event organized by CNRS during the second half of 2017.