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The Distinguished Research Career Development Award & The Distinguished Research Award

Distinguished Research Career Development Award (JUNIOR FACULTY)

Purpose: These awards intend to demonstrate the University’s support and commitment to outstanding science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) research by recognizing our most promising newly tenured faculty by funding a new opportunity or accelerating ongoing innovative research by the awardee.  We anticipate 2-4 awards, which corresponds to ~ 15% of the annual promotion pool, each year.

Eligibility and Application: STEM research faculty members, within 3 years after promotion to tenure, are eligible for a Distinguished Research Career Development Award (i.e. faculty who have been tenured, regardless of when they recieved Associate on/or since 8/25/11). Any academic unit (School, Department, PhD Program) or tenured faculty member can nominate the candidate. A faculty member can receive the award only once. Candidates, who are not selected, can be re-nominated in subsequent years as long as they are still eligible.

The nomination package should include:

a)  Cover page with the name of the award you are applying for, nominee’s name, date of promotion to tenure, and department or program.
b)  Nomination letter that describes the major research accomplishments and potential for continued research innovation, leadership, and productivity (not to exceed 2 single-spaced pages).
c)  Curriculum vitae with bibliography
d)  2 external letters of recommendation. (These letters must be from individuals external to UVA.)
e)  Description of the research to be supported by this award (not to exceed 3 single-spaced pages). The description must include a paragraph that specifically describes the new direction, innovation, risk and high impact nature of the proposed research.

The award
is $50,000 to be spent over 2 years on equipment, personnel, or supplies.  Funds may not be used for the awardee’s salary.  The purpose of the award is to initiate a new strategic research direction, initiate high risk/high payoff research, or accelerate progress on a highly significant, ongoing research project.  The proposed research must have potential to make significant impact and enhance the scholarly profile of the awardee and the University of Virginia.

Evaluation criteria:
A special (pan-University) internal review committee will review nominees and recommend awardees to the Vice President for Research, who will make the final decision.  Nominees will be evaluated on the quality, innovation, and importance of their research program at UVa and the novelty, significance, and potential impact of the proposed research. 

Dates:
Nominations must be submitted by 4pm on 12 February 2014.

Internal proposal package submission:  Please upload your package here by 4pm, Feb. 12:  http://www.virginia.edu/vpr/upload.html.  Make sure to select Distinguished Research Career Development Award from the drop down menu.  If you make edits to your proposal, you may return to this site and re-upload your final document prior to the internal deadline.

Questions:
Contact Phil Parrish (parrish@virginia.edu) with any questions.

Distinguished Research Award (SENIOR FACULTY)

Purpose: These awards intend to demonstrate the University’s support and commitment to outstanding science, technology, engineering and math research by recognizing our most promising and creative new full professors. The award will fund a significant, new research opportunity for the awardee. We anticipate 1-3 awards, which corresponds to ~ 15% of the annual professorial promotion pool, each year.

Eligibility and Application:
STEM research faculty, within 4 years after promotion to full professor, are eligible for the Distinguished Research Award (i.e. those who have been promoted to full professor on/or since 8/25/10).  Any academic unit (School, Department, PhD Program) or full professor can nominate the candidate. A faculty member can receive the award only once. Candidates, who are not selected, can be re-nominated in subsequent years as long as they are still eligible.

The nomination package should include:

a)  Cover page with the name of the award you are applying for, nominee’s name, date of promotion to tenure, and department or program.
b)  Nomination letter that describes the major research accomplishments and potential for continued research innovation, leadership, and productivity (not to exceed 2 single-spaced pages).
c)  Curriculum vitae with bibliography
d)  2 external letters of recommendation. (These letters must be from individuals external to UVA.)
e)  Description of the research to be supported by this award (not to exceed 3 single-spaced pages). The description must include a paragraph that specifically describes the new direction, innovation, risk and high impact nature of the proposed research.

The award
is $150,000 over 3 years to be spent on equipment, personnel, or supplies.  Funds may not be used for the awardee’s salary.  The purpose of the award is to initiate either high-risk research or a new strategic research direction that has significant high impact potential and that will enhance the scholarly profile of the awardee and the University of Virginia.

Evaluation criteria:
A special (pan-University) internal review committee will review nominees and recommend awardees to the Vice President for Research, who will make final decisions.  Nominees will be evaluated on the quality, innovation, and importance of their research accomplishments at UVa and the novelty, significance, and potential impact of proposed research. 

Dates:
Nominations must be submitted by 4pm on 12 February 2014.

Internal proposal package submission:
 Please upload your package here by 4pm, Feb. 12:  http://www.virginia.edu/vpr/upload.html.  Make sure to select Distinguished Research Award from the drop down menu.  If you make edits to your proposal, you may return to this site and re-upload your final document prior to the internal deadline.

Questions:
Contact Phil Parrish (parrish@virginia.edu) with any questions.

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