The University Research Council (URC) is now accepting nominations for the 2010 Distinguished Scholar Award. To nominate a colleague go to: http://www.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0055-0003-11e47d14609a48eaaf9469c31bc900e1
In conjunction with the annual Celebration of Scholarship, the URC sponsors a program of annual awards to three distinguished scholars for outstanding research and/or creative activities at Kent State University. The award is $1500 and nominations are made by peers. Awardees are selected by a committee of faculty members from related disciplines and endorsed by the full Council.
Self-nominations are acceptable. Submit the nomination no later than January 22, 2009. After all the nominations are received, the University Research Council will contact each nominee individually for detailed information and additional material to support their nomination. The awards will be presented at the DSA ceremony, during the Celebration of Scholarship event, March 24, 2010.
Only tenured/tenure-track and emeriti faculty at KSU may nominate someone for a DSA. Individuals may nominate only one candidate per year.
Except in unusual circumstances, only full professors who have been at KSU for a full five (5) years are eligible to receive a DSA. In order to receive the award, nominees who have been at KSU for less than ten (10) years must demonstrate a record of sustained scholarship and/or creative activity since coming to KSU.
Finalists from the previous year will be asked if they wish to be considered for the DSA. Therefore, it is not necessary to nominate an individual who received a nomination in the previous year.
Nominees are asked to provide their vitae, a statement of research interests and achievements and the names of two external referees. A committee consisting of 5-6 colleagues from cognate disciplines will be asked to serve as a review committee, chaired by a member of the DSA committee.
The 2009 Distinguished Scholar Award winners were Dr. Carol Maier, Department of Modern and Classical Languages; Dr. C. Owen Lovejoy, Department of Anthropology; and Dr. Lewis Fried, Department of English.