Nominations sought for three research awards by Oct. 15

9/3/2010 - By: Staff Report

The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking nominations from the campus community for the Nevada Board of Regents’ Creative Activities Award, Researcher Award and Rising Researcher Award. Nominations are due on Oct. 15.

The Regents’ Creative Activities Award looks to recognize a Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) faculty member who has a distinguished record in creative activities. Please nominate those in your department that meet the criteria and that you would like to recognize for their accomplishments and work. This honor carries with it a $5,000 stipend, and the ability to use the title as such in perpetuity.

In order for a nominee to be eligible, they must have at least five years of cumulative experience with NSHE by the date of the nomination. The nominator needs to submit a formal letter of nomination that includes the following:

The letter must indicate the significance, volume, and quality of the candidate’s creative activity in such a way as to clarify the nominee’s activities for individuals from other disciplines;

The letter must address clear evidence of the national or international stature of the candidate’s creative activity. This evidence should reflect recognized evaluation in the form of critically reviewed presentations, books, and other forms of recognition (e.g., invited presentations, juried exhibitions, awards, honors). A fuller listing of these should be provided in the nominee’s curriculum vitae, which must be attached to the letter of nomination; and

The letter of nomination must address the candidate’s continuous record of long-term creative activity.

Once the letter is received the additional materials required for nomination will be solicited from the nominee. These materials include:

  • Curriculum vitae containing a list of presentations, awards, and honors; and
  • Supplementary materials as follows:
    • No more than three examples of a scholarly, creative product (e.g., music CD, art slides, videotape, audiotape, work of fiction or non-fiction, piece of artwork, etc.);
    • No more than three reviews, adjudications, or testimonials conferred by persons who audited the original work;
    • No more than three letters of support from persons knowledgeable of the nominee’s qualifications; and
    • Names, addresses, and phone numbers of up to five persons outside of the NSHE whom the Selection Committee may contact about the candidate’s creative achievements.

The deadline for submission of nomination letters to the Office of the VP for Research is midnight on Friday, Oct. 15. The letter may be submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Research as either a PDF attachment to an e-mail to jilla@unr.edu; or the original may be delivered to Ross Hall Room 201 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or sent via campus mail to 0403.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office at (775) 327-2363.

The Regents’ Researcher Award looks to recognize an NSHE faculty member who has a distinguished record in research. Please nominate those in your department that meet the criteria and that you would like to recognize for their accomplishments and work. This honor carries with it a $5,000 stipend, and the ability to use the title as such in perpetuity.

In order for a nominee to be eligible, they must have at least 10 years of cumulative experience with NSHE by the date of the nomination. The nominator needs to submit a formal letter of nomination that includes the following

  • The letter must indicate the significance, volume, and quality of the candidate’s research in such a way as to clarify the nominee’s activities for individuals from other disciplines;
  • The letter must address how the candidate’s research or scholarly work brings recognition to the NSHE;
  • The letter must address clear evidence of the national or international stature of the candidate’s research. This evidence should reflect recognized evaluation in the form of critically reviewed papers, presentations, books, monographs, and other forms of scholarly activity or recognition (e.g., invited presentations, awards, honors). A fuller listing of these should be provided in the candidate’s curriculum vitae, which must be attached to the letter of nomination;
  • In those disciplines where research grants and contracts are recognized as an important part of career achievement, there must be clear evidence provided in the letter of nomination that the candidate has been competitive for such grants at the national and/or international level; and
  • The letter of nomination must address the candidate’s continuous record of long-term research.

Once the letter is received the additional materials required for nomination will be solicited from the nominee. These materials include:

Curriculum vitae containing a listing of grants funded, presentations made at national and/or international research meetings, awards/honors, published articles, monographs, or books.

Supplementary materials as follows:

  • No more than three examples (reprints or copies) of significant published works that the candidate feels are representative of his or her research accomplishments;
  • A list of grants and contracts received, indicating the project title, name of grantor, amount of grant, beginning and termination dates, and the nature of the competition for the grant;
  • No more than three reviews, adjudications, or testimonials conferred by persons who audited the original work;
  • No more than three letters of support from persons knowledgeable of the nominee’s qualifications; and
  • Names, addresses, and phone numbers of up to five persons outside of the NSHE whom the Selection Committee may contact about the candidate’s research achievements.

The deadline for submission of nomination letters to the Office of the VP for Research is midnight on Friday, Oct. 15. The letter may be submitted to the office as either a PDF attachment to an e-mail to jilla@unr.edu; or the original may be delivered to Ross Hall Room 201 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or sent via campus mail to 0403.

The Regents’ Rising Researcher Award looks to recognize a University faculty member who has early-career accomplishments and the potential for future advancement and recognition in research. Please nominate those in your department that meet the criteria and that you would like to recognize for their accomplishments and work.

In order for a nominee to be eligible they must have a doctorate or terminal degree awarded within the last 10 years; at least five years of cumulative service with NSHE and be a current employee; a strong beginning record of accomplishment during the time of employment with NSHE; and a record of outstanding research accomplishment that is demonstrable through publications, patent and intellectual property, or grants and contracts.

To nominate someone for this award please submit a nomination letter that demonstrates the nominees’ accomplishments and promise, and the completed NSHE nomination form (attached) that includes a half-page biography of the nominee.

The deadline for submission of nomination letters to the Office of the VP for Research is midnight on Friday, Oct. 15.The letter may be submitted to the office as either a PDF attachment to an e-mail to jilla@unr.edu; or the original may be delivered to Ross Hall Room 201 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or sent via campus mail to 0403.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office at (775) 327-2363.


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