Award Categories

 

The categories for the Research Awards are listed below:  

Campus Awards

  • Most Productive Research Institute, Centre or Unit

    This award will go to the Institute, Centre or Unit which has demonstrated the highest research productivity and research quality over the past three (3) years.

  • Most Impacting Research Project

    This award will recognize the research activity that has had the most significant impact at the national level over the last three (3) years. This impact may be demonstrated through a resultant change in public sector policy, improvement to a design or process, the award of a patent, the use of the project’s output by a commercial or industrial enterprise, the solution of a problem of economic, political, social or cultural significance, and a well-recognized contribution to shaping intellectual discourse, inter alia.

 

  • Most Outstanding Regional Research Project

    This award will go to the researcher or research team that has brought significant attention to research conducted at the UWI St. Augustine Campus, and that has attracted the most funding from sources external to the University to support a specific regional research project.  Additionally, the research project should demonstrate the achievement of project objectives as well as innovative and creative outputs.

 

  • Most Outstanding International Research Project


    This award will go to the researcher or research team that has brought the most international attention to research conducted at the UWI St. Augustine Campus, and has attracted the most international funding to support a specific research project. Additionally, the research project should demonstrate the achievement of project objectives as well as innovative and creative outputs.

 

 

Faculty Awards

  • Most Outstanding Researcher


    An award for the researcher who has demonstrated the highest research productivity and research quality over the past three (3) years and through this has extensive knowledge in a specific discipline and/or has contributed significantly to national and/or regional development.
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  • Most Productive Research Department

    This award will go to the Department which has demonstrated the highest research productivity and research quality over the past three (3) years.

 

  • Best Research Team – Encouraging Multi-disciplinary Research

    This award will be given to the research team which, in addition to demonstrating coherence and outstanding research quality as a team over the last three (3) years, has integrated a multi-disciplinary approach in project methodology and team composition.

 

School for Graduate Studies & Research Awards

  • The Most Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award


    This award will recognize students awarded Best Thesis each academic year, one in Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences and another in Sciences by the Office of the School for Graduate Studies and Research.

  • The Outstanding Research Mentorship Award

    This award will recognize the scholarly contribution and mentorship provided by the lead supervisor(s) of the recipients of the Most Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award.