As a technician, there are many opportunities to have your skills recognised with awards and similar schemes, nationally, regionally, and locally. Some current opportunities are detailed here.
For 2023, the Royal Society Hauksbee Award will be awarded for outstanding achievements in science to an individual or team whose work is mostly ‘behind the scenes’ or in support, including technicians, research office staff or other contributors who might not normally be recognised. Nominations close on Friday 24 February 2023 at 3pm GMT.
Find out more about the Hauksbee Award
The Times Higher Education (THE) Awards have returned, and nominations are open for the prestigious Outstanding Technician of the Year Award, sponsored by the Technician Commitment.
This award will be given to an individual whose exceptional practical skills, commitment and vision have enabled the highest quality teaching, research or knowledge transfer.
Entry window: 6 April to 12 June.
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The Papin Prizes recognise the invaluable role played by technicians in higher education and research. Their aim is:
Submit a nomination for the Papin Prize
The deadline for nominations is Tuesday 31 January 2023. The winners will be announced and the awards will be presented at the 2023 UK Higher Educations Technician Summit.
The Higher Education Bioscience Technician of the Year is an annual award seeks to recognise the superb work of technical staff, which underpins the bioscience research and teaching at all levels in universities across the UK and Ireland.
The award recognises technical staff who are:
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The IOP Technician Award enables the community to recognise and celebrate the skills and experience of technicians and their contribution to physics.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology Technician of the Year Award is to recognise individuals who stand out from their peers and have made noteworthy achievements in their area of expertise. This award celebrates individuals who are role models to others and who are passionate about engineering.