For six years running, the Researcher of the Year Awards have been bestowed upon researchers funded by the Irish Research Council to celebrate their meaningful contributions to knowledge, society, culture or innovation. The winners are selected by an independent expert panel, chaired this year by Professor Áine Hyland.
PERITIA Project Leader and Coordinator Professor Maria Baghramian (University College Dublin) has earned a High Commendation in the 2022 Researcher of the Year Awards for her research into the possibility of objective knowledge in the face of intractable disagreements and incompatible knowledge claims, in both the natural and human sciences. She shares this honour with Professor John Atkins (University College Cork).
The winner of the Irish Research Council Researcher of the Year Award for 2022 is modern history expert and author Professor Robert Gerwarth (University College Dublin). More information about the awards is available here.