Award for Distinction in Research Presentation

Award for Distinction in Research Presentation

Award for Distinction in Research Presentation

Apart from widening the base for publicising research results, another of the main objectives of the National Council of Student Research Societies also includes attracting wide publicity for TDK. For this purpose, since 2009 every second year has seen the awarding of three Awards for Distinction in Research Presentation, after each National Conference. The Award is presented to those speakers who excel both in academic achievement and presentation skills.

The Award for Distinction in Research Presentation is awarded in a complex competition-based procedure which consists of two rounds: the first round takes place at the National Conference, while the second round is a closed competition taking place in the form of a conference organised by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

All presentations delivered at the National Conference automatically enter the first round of the competition for the Awards for Distinction in Research Presentation. There, papers are presented in all 16 sections of the Conference in sessions with 5 to 15 participants each, to a Committee of three experts in the specific research field. As far as the Awards for Distinction in Research Presentation are concerned, each Committee can nominate one presentation by completing an evaluation sheet focussing on the form, appropriateness and professional merits of the presentation. The committee are particularly interested in the following four aspects:

  • style
  • use of visual aids, body language
  • findings, results
  • argumentative skills, professional competence, effective communication with the audience.

In addition to the above, nominees should rely on the results of both Hungarian and international scholarly research in their work and be competent users of the Hungarian terminology of their research area. Furthermore, their presentation should fulfil the criteria of publicising research findings to lay audiences. In other words, presenters should be able to outline the professional results of their research in a language comprehensible to non-professional audiences, as well.

The assessment of the speakers’ achievement as presenters is separate, though not independent from the scholarly assessment of their research papers, which is carried out according to a different scoring system: nominees for the Award for Distinction in Research Presentation also have to score at least 90% of the maximum (which varies from section to section) in the scholarly assessment of their papers.

Thus, the Chair of each Committee can nominate one presenter for the Award for Distinction in Research Presentation. These nominations are considered by the Main Jury of each section, which consists of all the Committee Chairs. It is this professional body that finally nominates one particular presentation (in each section) for the second round, the closed competition. Consequently, altogether 16 presentations can be nominated for the Prize by the 16 sections of the National Conference.

In the final round of the competition students give a 10-minute presentation based on the research paper they presented at the National Conference. This is followed by a 5-minute open discussion: members of both the board and the audience can ask questions, comment on the presentation and give advice to presenters on how to communicate their research results in the future.

Every presenter is given a certificate, while the best three are awarded the first, second and third prize and also receive an OTDT Souvenir.

utolsó frissítés dátuma: 2019.7.30