What is ABTA?
The UK based Association of British Turkish Academics (ABTA) is the leading professional organisation for scholars in the UK and Turkey dedicated to creating academic partnerships and bridges between the two countries. ABTA is a non-profit and a non-political organisation and established exclusively for scientific, charitable and educational purposes. ABTA seeks to enhance and disseminate knowledge through its organised projects, seminars, conferences, meetings and academic trips.
What is DRA?
One of the primary objectives of ABTA is to support young academics and researchers in the UK regardless of their nationality. In order to promote and reward academic and scientific excellence among young researchers pursuing doctoral degrees in the UK, ABTA has been organising “Doctoral Researcher Awards (DRA)” since 2012. This year, for the DRA competition, we have received over 110 applications from more than 40 universities in the UK. The applications were carefully assessed by panels of expert judges in three categories, Natural & Life Sciences, Management & Social Sciences and Engineering Sciences. Finalists will present their research before a large audience of academics and students during the award ceremony which will take place at University College London (UCL) on 11 May 2019. More information on 2019 ABTA DRA competition can be found at https://www.abtanet.org.uk/awards/dra2019
2019 ABTA Doctoral Researcher Awards
The awards will be given in three categories:
1. Natural & Life Sciences
2. Management & Social Sciences
3. Engineering Sciences
Awards (in each category):
1st Place : £300
2nd Place : £200
3rd Place : £100
Honourable Mentions : £25 (Amazon Voucher)
Awards Ceremony: 11 May 2019
Venue: University College London (UCL)
Doctoral Researcher Awards ceremony will incur considerable costs, including the awards for the front runners, £2000; faculty lunch, £300; subsistence of the guests, £200; and renting a hall in UCL, £500.