Nominate an Outstanding ResearcherPosted Jan. 30, 2014
Nominations are due March 10 for the 2014 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award honoring Kent State's exceptional faculty researchers and scholars. Kent State faculty, students, staff and alumni are invited to nominate candidates for the award, which is based on the quality of research and scholarship and its impact on society. As many as four awards will be given.
A ceremony and reception will be held Wednesday, April 16, at 5 p.m. in Cartwright Hall to honor the 2014 recipients. The award is sponsored by the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs (RASP) and the University Research Council.
Nomination deadline: Monday, March 10, 2014, at 11:59 p.m.
- Kent State University faculty, students, staff and alumni may nominate someone for an Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award.
- Individuals may nominate only one candidate.
- Nominations should be made on the attached standardized form.
- All full-time tenure-track and non-tenure- track faculty members are eligible for an Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award.
- Nominees have the option of accepting or rejecting their nomination.
- After the nomination is accepted, nominees are asked to provide their vitae, a statement of research interests and achievements, as well as additional materials (or examples of creative activities) to the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs.
- Each nominee's file will be submitted to a panel of four experts in the nominee's discipline, two of whom will be external to the university. External reviewers will be selected based on a list of possible reviewers provided by the nominees and by colleagues in the discipline. Each panelist will provide a written appraisal of the nominee's research, scholarship or creative activity to be included in the materials to be evaluated by the Outstanding Research and Scholarship Review Committee. The Review Committee will consist of members of the University Research Council and Kent State faculty members from the pertinent disciplines. The sub-committees will make written recommendations based on rubrics developed by URC. Once the subcommittees have met and made their recommendations, the full URC will convene to discuss the merits of the top candidates, After reviewing the recommendations of discipline-based sub-committees, the University Research Council will select 2 -4 candidates to receive awards based on rankings and make recommendations to the Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs for final approval.
- Individuals who choose to nominate (including members of the University Research Council) are not permitted to serve on the Review Committee.
Recognizing that the impact of outstanding scholarship and creative activity take many different forms, candidates will be evaluated and ranked within each discipline based on criteria including but not limited to:
- Number of publications of original research in refereed journals
- Book chapters
- Book publications
- Presentations at invited lectures, national and international meetings
- Major exhibits or performances
- Major grant or fellowship support
- Other accomplishments such as membership and leadership in professional organizations or on editorial boards