Thursday, 6 March 2014

Reminder: Submission of NRS Awards nominations open until 14 March 2014

The Institute’s search for the next NRS awardee is open until 14 March 2014. All organizational unit (OU) heads are encouraged to nominate qualified individual or teams this year who have made an outstanding contribution to IRRI. Individuals or groups may be nominated from IRRI headquarters and country office locations. There will only be one winner in each category.

The annual NRS Awards categories are:
  • IRRI Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement or Development (individual or group)
  • IRRI Award for Outstanding Research Support (individual or group)
  • IRRI Award for Outstanding Administrative Support (individual or group) 
Prizes include:
  • Plaque of recognition
  • US$ 500 for each category winner (divided among team members)
  • Merienda cena with the BOT, Director General, Deputy Director Generals, and awardee’s guests
  • An article of recognition in the IRRI Bulletin
  • Winner to be featured on the Roll of Honor prominently displayed in F.F. Hill Building at IRRI headquarters 
All OUs are encouraged to submit at least one nomination to HRS Workplace Relations and Advisory Services (HRS-WRAS), who will act as the secretariat to the search committee. The members of the selection committee come from within the IRRI community and includes both research and non-research staff.

OUs can submit completed nomination forms to the OU committee chair and must be accompanied by sufficient supporting documents. To nominate, please download our nomination form here. Deadline for submission of all entries, coming from all OUs is on 14 March 2014 (Friday).

For more information, please contact HRS Workplace Relations and Advisory Services team at ext. 2363, or please send an email to Workplace Communications Article No. 2014-024 (re-posted WCA No. 2014-016). 

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