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Event date: September 28, 2023
Event time: 14:00 - 15:00 CET
Location: Online via Zoom to be accessed via the EARMA website
Title: Spreading the Joy: the work of the EARMA Awards Committee
Every year, the EARMA Awards Committee allocates up to €20K of awards and grants directly back to EARMA members through a wide range of initiatives. We focus on managing several funding calls across a typical year, the majority of which focus on supporting activities aligned with EARMA’s annual conference. Many are travel awards, where EARMA wishes to reward members for their efforts to either organise or attend a range of events that benefit EARMA, our members and the applicants themselves. Other awards focus on recognising the amazing achievements and dedication exhibited by many members each year through their contributions to EARMA and to the wider RMA profession. Some support members undertaking professional development and training courses.
Chris Knighting (Chair) and Nicolas Schulthess (Deputy Chair) will provide attendees with a more detailed explanation of the Awards Committee’s composition, processes and priorities, sharing with the audience how the committee works to provide direct support to our growing EARMA community.
Chris Knighting (Chair)
Chris has 20 years of experience in university life, primarily in the UK, with a focus on central professional services and serving students.
Currently, Chris is a Project Development Officer in the Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences at TU/e, one of a team of four working on all aspects of pre-award project development, consortium building and external relations plus, increasingly on grant preparation tasks.
Active within EARMA for the past four years, previous vice chair and now chair of the Awards Committee
Nicolas Schulthess (Deputy Chair)
Mr Nicolas Schulthess, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU), Switzerland
Nicolas Schulthess is Head of the central Research office of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU). He joined HSLU as a Senior Advisor on Research and Innovation. Prior, Mr. Schulthess was as a Program Manager in the Management Cabinet of the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona, where he led the research compliance program and facilitated institution-wide developments in research management. He also worked as a Research Manager in the Grants Office of ETH and University of Zurich. Earlier, Nicolas Schulthess served as Program Assistant with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign affairs, where he was responsible for project cycle management in peace promotion.
Nicolas Schulthess graduated in History and International Law from the University of Zurich. He also obtained a master’s in Management, Technology and Economics from ETH Zurich. Nicolas Schulthess is a member of National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), of the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators and of the Swiss Technology Transfer Association. Mr. Schulthess was an elected board member of NCURA‘s International Region where he served as treasurer. He was a member of NCURA’s Select Committee on Global Affairs and served on the Professional Development Committee. In 2020, Nicolas Schulthess was appointed to EARMA’s Awards Committee.
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