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Research Excellence nominations due Dec. 3

The Office of Research and Engagement invites you to nominate candidates for the two Research Excellence Awards given by the University each year:

The Junior Research Excellence Award is for a scholar at the rank of assistant or associate professor, and a cash honorarium of $4,500 accompanies the award. The award is based primarily on work done at UNCG during the past five years.

The Senior Research Excellence Award is for a scholar at the rank of professor, and a cash honorarium of $7,500 accompanies the award. The award is made on the basis of the nominee’s research career, with particular emphasis placed on work done in the last five years.

To nominate a faculty member for a 2018-2019 Research Excellence Award, go to https://research.uncg.edu/research-excellence-awards for a copy of the nomination packet, which includes the nomination guidelines, selection criteria and the nomination cover sheet. All materials are to be submitted electronically. The nomination packet, including the signed nomination cover sheet, should be scanned as a .pdf file and emailed to rsh_ptnr@uncg.edu by December 3, 2018.

Requirements for Research Excellence Award nominations have been changed from previous years:

  • Individuals must be nominated each year, though the Office of Research and Engagement still encourages departments to consider previous years’ nominees.
  • Departments are asked to determine their strongest nominees and submit only one nominee for each award.
  • Nomination letters should now come from the department head or chair. No secondary nomination is needed.
  • All nominees are asked to have at least two and no more than three external letters from individuals who can comment on the importance of the candidate’s scholarship to their field.

See the Office of Research and Engagement website for more information.