Eligibility

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Only full-time faculty from U.S. public and not-for-profit college and universities are eligible for the award.
  • A faculty member who submits tenure materials for review prior to the Lynton Award application deadline is not eligible to apply for the award.
  • More than one faculty member from a single college or university may be nominated. Please complete separate applications for each nominee.
  • Individuals who have been nominated previously may be re-nominated. Please complete a new application.

Instructions

Who can nominate? 

  • Nominations can be made by academic colleagues, administrators, students and community partners. Each nominator should aim to present a comprehensive account of the nominee's community-engaged teaching, research and service, and their integration. To this end, the application provides for the inclusion of the names and affiliation of additional nominators.
  • In cases in which multiple individuals submit a single application for the nomination of a faculty member, one person should be designated as the primary nominator responsible for completing and submitting the application. Additional nominators can be noted in the appropriate section of the application.

Application Process

  1. Create an account
    Both nominators and nominees must sign up individually for BrownEngage accounts to access their respective application.
     
  2. Complete applications
    The NOMINATOR will be responsible for filling out the nominator online form (PDF for planning purposes). Application forms can be saved as drafts. Upon completion of the nominee information fields, an automatic notification will be sent to your nominee. Upon application submission, your nominee will receive a copy of your answers.

    NOMINEES will be responsible for filling out the nominee online form (PDF for planning purposes), independent of the nominator. Where responses or supporting documentation are required, the nominee will upload those documents into the application form. Further, endorsements from individuals familiar with one or more aspects of the nominee's work can be included in the supporting documentation.

    It is advised that nominators and nominees draft their answers in a separate document, then copy and paste the answers from the saved document into the fields on the application. Application questions have limited word counts. You will find a work counter at the bottom of each question.

    Applicants may save applications as drafts at any time and return to finish later. 

    Responses to questions marked with a red asterisk (*) are required in order for the application to be submitted. 

    Frequently asked questions about the Lynton Award are available online. If you have other questions or need technicial assistant with the online application, please contact lyntonaward@brown.edu with the subject line "Lynton Award Help" or call (781)-812-9112 during business hours.

The Lynton Award application deadline is June 1, 2018 at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). 

Award Checklist

To ensure that the application is complete, please confirm that the following information is included and that no files exceed 25 MB:

Nominator Application Form

  • Nominator’s bio & demographic information

Nominee Application Form

  • At least one but no more than three syllabi, if available.

  • Nominee’s CV or resume.

  • Nominee’s headshot.

  • Nominee’s bio & demographic information.

  • Contact Information for Nominee, Nominator, President, Provost, Dean and Department Chair.

  • Supporting documentation (for example, letters of support from community partners or students, press releases, faculty web sites, abstracts from grant proposals).

    • Supporting documents should not exceed 10 pages and must be uploaded in a single file (compressed files are acceptable), which cannot exceed 25 MB. We do not accept links to websites. Instead, nominees should copy and paste materials from websites and include that information as part of the Supporting Documentation file.

Please note: Applicants who submit Lynton Award nominations incorrectly or without required information (such as syllabi or supporting documentation) will have a maximum of 24 hours to correct errors or omissions.

We invite nominees to upload related supporting documents in a single folder named with the nominee's name through the application upload link.

Supporting Documents

The following supporting documents should be in the file when it is uploaded:

  1. General Supporting Documents:

    1. Please upload any supporting documentation relevant to the nominee’s community engagement (e.g., letters of support from community partners or students, press releases, faculty web pages, abstracts from grant proposals, etc.).

    2. Supporting documents should not exceed 10 pages (combined) and must be uploaded in a single file.

    3. PDF files are recommended.

    4. Compressed files (e.g., .zip format) will be accepted.

    5. We do not accept links to websites. Instead, nominators should copy and paste materials from websites and include that information as part of the Supporting Documentation file.
       
    6. Once uploaded, files will be listed above the file upload box. If necessary, you can replace an uploaded file by simply deleting the file and uploading a new one.
  2. Teaching and Learning: Document Upload
    1. Please provide at least one but no more than three syllabi that illustrate community engaged teaching and learning.

    2. Note: The uploaded syllabus (or syllabi) will not be counted toward the word limit for this section. The nominee must also grant or deny permission to post his or her syllabi to the Swearer Center website.

  3. Please provide an electronic copy of your CV or resume with nominee name as the file name.

  4. Please upload a digital color headshot photo of yourself with nominee name as the file name.