2022 Research Achievement Award Guidelines

ABOUT | AWARDS | EARLY CAREER | MIDCAREER | FOR ALL AWARDS | TIMELINE | ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 
 

ABOUT

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The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to recognize outstanding research achievements of Brown faculty through the Research Achievement Awards program. Eight awards will be given annually that each carry a research award of $5,000. A committee of faculty will review nominations and select the award recipients. OVPR invites nominations from deans, department chairs, and center directors, and also invites self-nominations and nominations by colleagues. Awardees will be honored at a University-wide research celebration in the spring, at which OVPR will also acknowledge the recipients of the annual Research Seed and Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research awards.

AWARDS

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EARLY CAREER RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Early Career Research Achievement awards will be given in four areas: (1) Humanities and Social Sciences, (2) Physical Sciences, (3) Life Sciences and Public Health, and (4) Hospital-based research faculty. These awards are for a member of the faculty at the Assistant Professor level, or who was promoted to Associate Professor effective July 1, 2021 and later, in recognition of an exemplary portfolio of research achievement during their first years at Brown.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor

  • Faculty at the rank of Associate Professor who were promoted to Associate Professor effective July 1, 2021 or later

  • Adjunct and visiting faculty are not eligible

CRITERIA:

The overall merit of the research achievement will be considered and evaluated by a committee of faculty reviewers, convened by the Vice President for Research. The final selection will be made based on the following criteria:

  • Scholarly achievements and recognition (publications, professional awards, funded research etc.).

  • Significance of contributions to the discipline.

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MIDCAREER RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Midcareer Research Achievement awards will be given in four areas: (1) Humanities and Social Sciences, (2) Physical Sciences, (3) Life Sciences and Public Health, and (4) Hospital-based research faculty. These awards are for a member of the faculty at the Associate professor level, or who was promoted to full professor effective July 1, 2017 and later. The purpose of this award is to recognize faculty at the midcareer stage who have demonstrated outstanding research achievements. The Midcareer Research Achievement Award will be offered every other year and will alternate with the Distinguished Research Achievement Award. 

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Faculty at the rank of Associate Professor who were promoted to Associate Professor effective July 1, 2020 or earlier

  • Faculty at the rank of Full Professor who were promoted to Full Professor effective July 1, 2017 or later

  • Adjunct and visiting faculty are not eligible.

CRITERIA:

The overall merit of the research achievement will be considered and evaluated by a committee of faculty reviewers, convened by the Vice President for Research. The final selection will be made based on the following criteria:

  • Scholarly achievements and recognition (publications, professional awards, funded research etc.).

  • Significance of contributions to his/her discipline.

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FOR ALL AWARDS:

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AMOUNT:

  • Each award carries a research award of $5,000.

NOMINATION PROCESS:

  • OVPR will solicit nominations in the fall from deans, department chairs, and center directors. Self-nominations and nominations by colleagues will also be invited.

  • Nominations may be submitted electronically via UFunds from October 12, 2021, through 5:00 p.m. on January 18, 2022.

NOMINATION MATERIALS:

  • A letter of nomination from dean, department chair, center director, Brown faculty colleague, or nominee (self-nominations permitted) addressing evidence and significance of the candidate's research achievements. (Limit: 1 page)

  • One supporting letter from a faculty colleague. (Limit: 1 page)

  • The candidate’s current curriculum vitae.

REVIEW PROCESS:

  • A committee of faculty will review nominations and select the award recipients. The committee will be convened by the Vice President for Research, configured each year to avoid direct conflicts of interest with respect to nominees.

  • Selections will be announced at a Research Celebration in the Spring.

TIMELINE:

Nominations Open on UFunds: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Nominations Close: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 (5:00 p.m.)
Selection (on or about): March 22, 2022
Celebration of Research: April 2022


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Please see past recipients listed here: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021.
Questions? [email protected]

 

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