Criteria & registration

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This is a prize for the best international refereed conference paper or international refereed scientific journal, written by a female lecturer or senior lecturer. The prize for top female talent is partly made possible by the late Mrs de Winter who passed away in 2013, in association with the Twente University Fund, and amounts to € 2,500. For this prize female lecturers and senior lecturers can nominate international articles or conference papers. The articles must have been accepted by the journal concerned between 1 June 2014 and 31 May 2015

Objective
To promote female scientific talent at the UT.

Target group
Female lecturers and senior lecturers employed by the UT at the time the related journal accepted the piece.

Assessment criteria
The assessment of the nominated international publications takes into account the quality of the publication concerned, illustrated by:

  • The outstanding manner in which the subject is researched and presented.
  • The quality of the way the research was conducted.
  • The scientific relevance.
  • The social relevance (if applicable).
  • The originality of the topic and/or research question.
  • The potential impact factors of the journals are only included in the assessment if it concerns a comparison of publications in the same discipline.

Nominations
The possibility of submitting nominations is announced annually by means of a letter from the College addressed to the Deans and Lecturers. For this prize female lecturers and senior lecturers can nominate international articles or conference papers. The following rules apply to nominations:

  • Female lecturers and senior lecturers can submit publications for this prize. The professor of the group in which the lecturer or senior lecturer works, must compile a motivation letter for the nomination, which is related to the assessment criteria.
  • International publications that are nominated for the prize must have been accepted by the journal between 1 June 2014 and 31 May 2015. Written proof of the article's acceptance must be presented to the panel if the publication has not actually been published yet.
  • In order to be eligible for the prize the author of the nominated publication must have played a leading role in the underlying project. This must be illustrated by the letter of recommendation provided by the professor concerned.
  • The nominated candidate must be a lecturer or senior lecturer at the UT at the time the publication was accepted by the journal.

Nominations can be sent to Emmie Keizers, Marketing & Communication, Spiegel (kantoortuin). Nominations for the prize consist of:

  • Nine copies of the published article or nine copies of the as yet unpublished article plus written proof of its acceptance 
  • The author's CV (nine copies) 
  • And a motivation letter related to the assessment criteria signed by the professor concerned (nine copies)
  • The nomination and the publication may be in Dutch or English.