Outstanding Research and Creativity Awards

Description

The Kent State EHHS Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award recognizes and encourages faculty excellence in academic research and creative activity. Nominations may be based on a sustaining an above-average level of productivity over an extended period of time, a recent publication of particularly high quality, recent receipt of significant research funding, or other meritorious achievement. One Kent State EHHS Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award will be made annually, in each of the following categories (for a total of two annual awards):

  1. Early Career: researchers within 10 years of starting as an Assistant Professor
    1. Level 1: Pre-tenure
    2. Level 2: Post-tenure
  2. Senior Investigator: researchers with more than 10 years of experience in an Academic position

Eligibility

All current full-time TT and NTT faculty who have been at Kent State University EHHS for a minimum period of two years. Previous recipients are eligible to re-apply for the award after 7 years. Meritorious activity for a reapplication must have occurred after receiving previous award.

Application Procedure

Applicants will self-nominate for this award. There are no restrictions to the number of applicants from a given Program / School. The language across all application materials should be understandable by an educated but broader audience who may be unfamiliar with the applicant’s specific line of work.

Application materials:

  1. Complete online Nomination Form (PDF)
  2. Personal statement (up to 1 page single-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman font) providing evidence on how the applicant meets the criteria for the award. In addition to a description of current activities, the statement should address the significance of the applicant’s total body of research / creative activity to the field.
  3. The applicant’s curriculum vitae or resume, emphasizing research / creative activity (up to 10 pages)
  4. 2 letters of support from colleagues / peers supporting the application. Applicants are encouraged to obtain one of the letters from a colleague / peer outside the University (except for a former mentor or student).

Rubric

Criterion

Meets Expectations

Exceeds Expectations

Far Exceeds Expectations

Clarity

Research / creative activity  is described

Research / creative activity is clearly described and supported

Research / creative activity is clearly described and illustrated by multiple concrete examples

Quality

The amount, depth, and/or significance of the applicant’s research / creative activity is commensurate with expectations

The amount, depth, and/or significance of the applicant’s research / creative activity exceeds expectations

The amount, depth, and/or significance of the applicant’s research / creative activity far exceeds expectations

Significance

The applicant’s research / creative activity has minor impact on current knowledge in the applicant’s field or across fields

The applicant’s research / creative activity has some impact on current knowledge in the applicant’s field or across fields

The applicant’s research / creative activity has profound impact on current knowledge in the applicant’s field or across fields

Areas of Outstanding Work

The applicant’s research /creative activity is primarily centered around a single activity: publications, grantwork, or another creative activity.

The applicant demonstrates research / creative activity that spans multiple categories: publications, grantwork, or another creative activity.

The applicant demonstrates excellence in research / creative activities that span multiple categories: publications, grantwork, or another creative activity.