​Community Awards 2017: Submit a nomination​

community_awards_banner.jpgThe next Community Awards will be presented during the opening plenary session of the 2017 networking conference, TNC17, in Linz, Austria, on 30 May 2017.


Nominations for this award are now open!

If there is somebody you think deserves recognition for their contributions to research and education networking, please submit a nomination. Nominations can be submitted until midnight CET on Thursday 2 March 2017.


Who can be nominated?

Nominees should meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • he /she shared an idea with the research and education networking community that developed into something significant such as a well-used tool or service;
  • he / she made a significant contribution to a number of community activities over a sustained period;
  • he / she has made significant contributions to important / recognisable developments within the past 12 months.
The winner could be an individual or small team of named individuals. Winning nominee(s) should meet the same affiliation requirements as those for people submitting nominations.


Who can submit nominations?

Nominations are welcome from:

  • staff employed or sub-contracted by GÉANT, by GÉANT Project partner organisations, or by GÉANT member organisations (associates and national or representative members);
  • national or continental research and education networking organisations from outside Europe;
  • individuals who participate in one or more GÉANT task force, special interest group, or other GÉANT activities, whether by attending meetings or simply being on the mailing list;
  • other individuals who have registered to attend TNC16.


How to submit nominations

Nominations can be submitted using an online nomination form


In order for GÉANT and the judges to assess all nominations equally and to follow up on nominations, questions cover some basic facts about the person submitting the form, as well as about the person being nominated. Please note that all fields are compulsory and the form takes up to 10 minutes to complete.


Among other things, people submitting nominations will be asked to explain why the nominee deserves special recognition, whether such recognition would be particularly timely during TNC17, whether their work was part of a team effort or has already received wider recognition, and whether the nominator has any ideas for a relevant (token) gift.​


Previous winners

To see winners in previous years, please go to the overview.