University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Nominations sought for Founders Day faculty Research Award

Nominations Invited for Founders Day Faculty Research Award

Nominations/applications are invited for the UND Foundation Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research. The winner of this award will receive a plaque $2,000 at the Founders Day Banquet Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Tenured faculty who have been at UND at least five years are eligible to receive this award. The following information should be provided:

  1. A listing of publications of significant, original and high-quality research, scholarly, and creative contributions in nationally recognized professional journals that are refereed by peer reviewers and/or a listing of juried competitions and invited performances/exhibitions.
  2. Overall scholarly activities, such as service as a reviewer of research proposals for federal agencies or other funding sources, service as a referee or editor for professional journals, and contributions to training students in research, scholarly, and creative endeavors;
  3. Potential for significant contributions to enhancing the effectiveness of the subject matter taught in the classroom.
  4. A letter of support from the department chair, if the nominee is a faculty member, or from the dean, if the nominee is the chair of the department.

Faculty, staff and students may make nominations, and faculty are invited to nominate themselves. Since the committee will not engage in the gathering of documentation, each nomination or application must be accompanied by thorough evidence of the nomineeā€™s qualifications for the award. An original of the nomination and supporting documentation must be submitted to RD&C and emailed as a PDF needs to be sent to no later than Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.

The awardee will be selected by the same committee that selects the Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Research recipient. This committee includes the Associate Vice President for Research (Chair), the Chair of the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, one faculty member from the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, three members of the Associate Deans for Research Committee, the Chair of the Faculty Seed Money Committee, and one member of the Faculty Research Seed Money Committee. Since previous awardees are ineligible for nomination until five years have passed, Sandra Short (2012), Sandra Donaldson (2011), Vasyl Tkach (2010), and Eric J. Murphy (2009) may not be nominated this year. A faculty award was not made in 2008.

If further information is desired, please call Research Development and Compliance at 777.4278.

-- Barry Milavetz, associateĀ vice president for Research, 777.4278,

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