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SCHEDULE AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT

  

Award Timeline Proposed dates for 2022 Call
Launch 06/05/22 (WK18)
Nominations Received to RSU   [email protected]   02/06/22 (WK 22) 4pm
Nominee’s CV collected by   RSU from those nominated 14/06/22 (WK24) 4pm
Sent to External Reviewers (Cat 1-3) 22/06/22 (WK 25)
Feedback Deadline  for Evaluators  13/07/2022 (WK 28) 
Internal Review Meeting    27/07/22 (WK30) 
Announcement of Results  07/09/2022 (WK36)  
Award Ceremony    27/09/2022 (WK39) 

 

Results will be announced in September 2022 in a ceremony for all 4 categories of award.

The awardee for each category will receive a One for All Gift Voucher to the value of €500.

Last Year's 2021 Awardees in WIT- Announcement Page  

Early Career Researcher

Dr Kate McCarthy, Department of Arts, School of Humanities, won the Early Career Researcher award category. Kate’s teaching, research, and practice explores and challenges exclusionary and gendered narratives. Her research outputs take many forms including theatre practice, workshops, community engagement projects, public talks, podcasts, as well as publications. As a practitioner, Kate has facilitated and devised numerous contemporary performance projects in Ireland and in the UK, ranging from youth theatre to site-responsive and street theatre to drama and theatre education projects.

Established Researcher

The Established Researcher award was presented to Dr Pat Lynch, Department of Management and Organisation, and Co-founder and Director of RIKON.  Patrick has been researching and teaching innovation management and market analysis for over 15 years in WIT. As Director of RIKON, Patrick has amassed considerable industry, consultancy and applied innovation research experience in both management and delivery capacities spanning innovation processes and framework development, market and business research and analysis, new product and service development and business modelling and development and market development.

Research Impact

The winner of the Research Impact award is Dr Ramesh Raghavendra of WIT’s School of Engineering, SEAM Centre Director & Founder of 3DWIT. Dr Raghavendra has been a Principal Investigator on numerous Advanced Manufacturing related industrial projects including two large Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnership projects to the value of €1.1m and €400,000 with MNC, SME and LEO companies based in Ireland. In his present role as SEAM Director, Ramesh is responsible for overall operational aspects and was instrumental in relaunching the centre in 2009.  Within ten years of launching of SEAM, Ramesh has established collaborations with over 235 Irish based industries and successfully managed to deliver over 3000 directly funded Industrial projects.

Research Supervisor

The award for Research Supervisor went to Dr Brendan Jennings, Department of Computing and Mathematics. In his 15+ years in Waterford, Dr Jennings was instrumental in delivering a vibrant, well-regarded research programme on communications network management. He has been Principal Investigator on research grants totaling €9m+. From 2014 to 2019 he was WIT’s first Head of Graduate Studies, leading the introduction of Structured PhD programmes and research student structures and supports across WIT. During 2020 Brendan was the Interim Director of CONNECT, the SFI Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. Brendan has recently joined Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), as the university’s first Vice President for Research and Innovation