2015 Researcher of the Year Awards Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University
2015 Researcher of the Year Awards
Guidelines
Deadline: January 26, 2015
The University Research Committee invites applications and nominations for the 2015 Researcher of the Year
Awards. One $2,500 award will be made for each faculty rank (assistant/associate/full) to honor excellence in
sponsored and project-oriented research, with particular emphasis on externally funded research. A dean can
nominate only one person at each rank for Researcher of the Year.
Eligibility
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All tenured and tenure-track faculty, including research faculty (with the exception of FAU Eminent Scholars and FAU
distinguished professors) and all faculty librarians, are eligible if they have been on the FAU payroll for three years by
the application date.
Previous winners who have retained the same rank must wait five years to become eligible again.
Process
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Applications/nominations are to be made to the dean/director on the form provided. Applications must be in required
format to be considered (See Nomination Guidelines). Self-nominations are encouraged.
Each dean/director will appoint a faculty committee (or use the college/division research committee) to select nominees
in each faculty rank.
The college/division will submit its nominees to the University Research Committee through the Vice President for
Research.
The University Research Committee will select a winner in each faculty rank.
Names of the selected Researchers of the Year will be sent to the President and the Vice President for Research, who will
announce the winners.
The awards will be presented at the annual Honors Convocation in April 2015.
Evaluation Criteria
The evaluation is based on the quality and quantity of research conducted by the FAU faculty member over the past five
years, with minimum of three years’ emphasis on work done at FAU, as evidenced by:
1. Completed Nomination Form – typed only in the space provided (form attached)
2. Externally sponsored research as a primary criterion
3. Refereed publications, articles, presentations, and books
4. Graduate student guidance where appropriate
5. Service to professional research organizations
6. Special awards or citations
Award Structure
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If a winner elects to take the award as a salary subsidy, the awarded amount will be subject to taxes and FICA.
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If a winner elects to use the award to provide additional support for his or her research project, the Division of Research
will provide a 1:1 match (awardee salary reimbursement is excluded). If a winner elects this option, he or she must
provide a project plan and detailed budget for review and approval before the funds are released.
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Timetable
January 26, 2015
February 13, 2015
March 20, 2015
Mid-April, 2015
Applications due in respective dean/director’s office.
Names of college nominees due in Division of Research Office.
Awardee names presented to the President and the Vice President for Research.
Awards presented at the Honors Convocation.
Nomination Guidelines
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All materials should be submitted as a single PDF document.
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All materials submitted must be scholarly work conducted in the last five years.
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Nomination applications should be organized according to the following categories:
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Signed and completed nomination form
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Current curriculum vitae (Maximum 5 pages)
In the section of the CV devoted to research, scholarly and creative activities, please categorize as follows
unless the nature of the scholarly activity requires additional categories:
* Contracts or grants received (include your role as principal investigator, co-principal investigator,
collaborator, advisor, etc.)
* Refereed works (include the status – published; accepted; not published; submitted or review):
* Journal publications; books and chapters in books; presentations; other publications
* Non-refereed works (categorize as above)
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External sponsored research (total amount of grant funding received during the past five years, including a
statement explaining the level of difficulty with regard to receiving such an award)
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Refereed publications, articles, presentations, books, and other appropriate works as specified in the CV
5.
Graduate student guidance as applicable. Please specify your role (advisor, chair, member, etc.).
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Memberships in and service to professional organizations
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Scholarly citations (Applicants are encouraged to list the number of times publications have been cited and
provide the committee with evidence of these citations.)
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Letters of support from outside experts in the field of study, with supporting credentials, are encouraged.
Submit the signed college nominations by 5p.m. on February 13, 2015 to the Division of Research at
[email protected] Please provide all material as a single PDF document.
The file name and subject line of the email should read:
2015 Researcher of the Year Award followed by a hyphen and the college nominee’s last name.
Guidelines and nomination forms may be obtained at www.fau.edu/research/internal_awards.php.
ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT [email protected] or [email protected]
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Nomination Form
Name:
Rank:
(select one)
College:
Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Department/Division:
Number of Years at FAU:
1. In lay terms, summarize your research and achievements at Florida Atlantic University. (10 pt. Times New Roman font)
Do not exceed the length of this nomination form.
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Nomination Approved By: _____________________________________________ Date: __________________________
Dean/Director’s Signature
Please include the following items with this Nomination Form
2.
Current curriculum vitae (Maximum 5 pages) In the section of the CV devoted to research, scholarly and creative
activities, please categorize as follows unless the nature of the scholarly activity requires additional categories:
* Contracts or grants received (include your role as principal investigator, co-principal investigator, collaborator,
advisor, etc.)
* Refereed works (include the status – published; accepted; not published; submitted or review):
* Journal publications; books and chapters in books; presentations; other publications
* Non-refereed works (categorize as above)
3.
External sponsored research (Maximum 2 pages) List the total amount of grant funding received during the past
five years, including a statement explaining the level of difficulty with regard to receiving such an award.
4.
Annotated versions of refereed publications, articles, presentations, books, and other appropriate works as
specified in the CV (Maximum 3 pages) For each annotation include the following: the type of refereeing used
(e.g., blind peer review; reviewed by an editorial board; solicited by an editor); the type of journal or press (e.g.,
“The official publication of the National Association of XXXX”). If multi-authored, explain your contribution.
5.
Graduate student guidance as applicable over the last 5 years. Sample format below.
THESIS/DISSERTATION COMMITTEES
SEMESTER/YEAR
ROLE/NUMBER/TYPE
Fall 2012
Chaired 2 MFAs
Served on 3 MFAs
Spring 2013
Served on 1 Ph.D.
Chaired 1Dissertation
NOTES
One MFA graduated
Comparative Studies
One Ph.D. student graduated
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Memberships in and service to professional organizations (Maximum 2 pages)
7.
Scholarly citations (Maximum 2 pages) Applicants are encouraged to list the number of times publications have
been cited and provide the committee with evidence of these citations.
8.
Letters of support (including credentials, maximum 5 pages each) Letters from outside experts in the field of
study, with supporting credentials, are encouraged.
Required Signatures:
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Nominee Signature
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Date
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Department Chair Signature
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Date
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