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2022 GIWS Awards

The Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) is pleased to announce four awards open to its members.

The Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) is pleased to announce the following awards open to its members. These will be available on a competitive basis and are intended to recognize and celebrate our excellence in Water Security research.

  • Water Security Research Excellence Award for Faculty
  • Water Security Research Excellence Award for Research Staff (PDF/Research Associate/ Research Scientist)
  • Best Doctoral Thesis Award in Water Security Research
  • Best Master Thesis Award in Water Security Research

 


WATER SECURITY RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARD – FACULTY

Purpose: This annual award will be conferred on a member of the GIWS in recognition of their outstanding excellence in water security research as acknowledged by their peers.

Eligibility: To be eligible, a nominee has to be a GIWS full or associate member. To apply for membership, visit https://water.usask.ca/join-us/become-a-member.php .  

Selection Committee: The GIWS Awards Committee, chaired by the Executive Director, will review the nomination package.

Nomination Process: Any member of GIWS can nominate another member by electronically submitting an application package including the nominee’s CV, and a brief letter (two pages maximum) highlighting the nominee’s significant research achievements. The nomination package has to be submitted by email to the attention of Phani Adapa at phani.adapa@usask.ca by March 1.

Selection Criteria: The selection committee will consider the following criteria when assessing applications: 1) International Stature; 2) Impact of Research; 3) Training of Highly Qualified Personnel; and 4) Research Productivity. The award will not be made if no suitable candidate is identified.

Value: The winners of this awards will receive a certificate and cash credit of $1000 that can be used towards professional development activities related to Water Security research. In addition, winners will deliver a public (virtual) lecture on a topic of their choosing, preferably on the World Water Day in March.

 


WATER SECURITY RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARD – RESEARCH STAFF

Purpose: This annual award will be conferred on a Research Staff (PDF/Research Associate/ Research Scientist) in recognition of their outstanding excellence in water security research as acknowledged by GIWS Members.

Eligibility: To be eligible, a nominee has to be a GIWS full or associate member, and must have received their PhD degree with last 5 years. To apply for membership, visit https://water.usask.ca/join-us/become-a-member.php

Selection Committee: The GIWS Awards Committee, chaired by the Executive Director, will review the nomination package.

Nomination Process: Any member of GIWS can nominate a Research Staff (PDF/Research Associate/ Research Scientist) by electronically submitting an application package including the nominee’s CV, and a brief letter (three pages maximum) highlighting the nominee’s significant research achievements, and potential for growth and future leadership in respective field. The nomination package has to be submitted by email to the attention of Phani Adapa at phani.adapa@usask.ca by March 1.

Selection Criteria: The selection committee will consider the following criteria when assessing applications: 1) Impact of research in the field of study; 2) Research Productivity 3) Research publications; 4) Training of Highly Qualified Personnel; and 5) Potential for career growth. The award will not be made if no suitable candidate is identified.

Value: The winner of this award will receive a certificate and cash credit of $750 that can be used towards professional development activities related to Water Security research. In addition, the winner will deliver a public (virtual) lecture on a topic of their choosing, preferably on World Water Day in March.

 


BEST DOCTORAL THESIS AWARD IN WATER SECURITY RESEARCH

Purpose: This award will be conferred on doctoral student members of the GIWS in recognition of their excellence in water security research and innovation.

Eligibility: To be eligible, a nominee has to be a GIWS student member and has to have successfully defended their doctoral thesis in the previous calendar year (January-December). To apply for membership, visit https://water.usask.ca/join-us/become-a-member.php .

Selection Committee: The GIWS Awards Committee, chaired by the Executive Director, will review the nomination package.

Nomination Process: A graduate supervisor can nominate one of their doctoral students by electronically submitting an application package including the nominee’s CV, and a brief letter (three pages maximum) highlighting the nominee’s significant research achievements, the strength of their PhD thesis and their potential for growth. The nomination package has to be submitted by email to the attention of Phani Adapa at phani.adapa@usask.ca by March 1.

Selection Criteria: The selection committee will consider the following criteria when assessing applications: 1) Innovation; 2) Impact of research in the field of study; 3) Research publications; 4) Scholarships and other recognitions; and 5) Potential for career growth. The award will not be made if no suitable candidate is identified.

Value: The recipient of this award will receive a certificate and cash credit of $500 that can be used towards professional development activities related to water security research.

 


BEST MASTER THESIS AWARD IN WATER SECURITY RESEARCH

Purpose: This award will be conferred on Master’s student members of the GIWS in recognition of their excellence in water security research and innovation.

Eligibility: To be eligible, a nominee has to be a GIWS student member and has to have successfully defended their Master’s thesis in the previous calendar year (January-December). To apply for membership, visit https://water.usask.ca/join-us/become-a-member.php .

Selection Committee: The GIWS Awards Committee, chaired by the Executive Director, will review the nomination package.

Nomination Process: A graduate supervisor can nominate one of their Master’s students by electronically submitting an application package including the nominee’s CV, and a brief letter (three pages maximum) highlighting the nominee’s significant research achievements, the strength of their Master’s thesis and their potential for growth. The nomination package has to be submitted by email to the attention of Phani Adapa at phani.adapa@usask.ca by March 1 every year.

Selection Criteria: The selection committee will consider the following criteria when assessing applications: 1) Innovation; 2) Impact of research in the field of study; 3) Research publications; 4) Scholarships and other recognitions; and 5) Potential for career growth. The award will not be made if no suitable candidate is identified.

Value: The recipient of this award will receive a certificate and cash credit of $300 that can be used towards professional development activities related to water security research.

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