Joe Monaco
KU Office of Public Affairs

Nominations sought for University Scholarly Achievement Award

Wed, 11/05/2014

LAWRENCE — Nominations are now being accepted for the annual University Scholarly Achievement Award, which is presented to four mid-career scholars who have made significant scholarly or research contributions to their fields.

The University Scholarly Achievement Award recognizes faculty whose work can be an exhibition, performance, composition, article or book, or major collaborative project — or a series of closely related contributions. Nominees are evaluated on the extent to which their contributions advance the field of scholarship, exhibit novelty and originality, promote scholarly and research activity at KU, and enhance the university’s national and international reputation.

The annual award is presented in four fields: arts and humanities; clinical science; science, technology, and mathematics; and social science and professional programs.

Nominees can be nominated by their colleagues from KU and across the nation.

“The University of Kansas has a mission to educate leaders, build healthy communities and make discoveries that change the world,” said Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, who will recognize the winners at the annual University Scholarly Research Award Ceremony in April 2015. “The University Scholarly Achievement Award is presented to faculty members who embrace that mission through their teaching and scholarship. I encourage all KU faculty to consider submitting a nomination on behalf of a talented colleague or colleagues.”

To be eligible for consideration, the faculty member must hold the rank of associate professor or professor; be within 10 years of appointment as an associate professor; must have completed three years at KU; and must not have received a prior major KU award for this body of work.

Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by others. Nominations that were not successful last year may be resubmitted.

Please send an e-mail to Debra Bia at by Dec. 19 indicating the intention to submit a nomination and include the name of the nominee. A complete nomination should be sent by Jan. 20, 2015.

Download full nomination instructions here.

The University Scholarly Achievement Award is one of many universitywide awards designed to recognize and honor faculty. Visit the Faculty Awards page for a listing of awards.

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