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The Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Awards

Call for Nominations for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Awards 

OUR requests nominations for the Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Awards. These awards serve to recognize faculty that exemplify UWF's commitment to the undergraduate research experience and convey the University's high regard for faculty contributions outside of the traditional classroom. 

Timeline (2021-2022)

Call for nominations: December 1, 2021

Nomination/Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

Award Recipients will be announced at Honors Convocation 2022

Nominations will be submitted by the department chairs, associate deans, and/or college deans. Nominations must include the following:

  1. Nomination form completed by nominating Dean/Associate Dean/Chair
  2. 2-page vita highlighting undergraduate research mentoring activities while at UWF 
  3. List of mentees, including name, dates, project title, and current position if possible
  4. List of publications and presentations with undergraduate student authors and student research awards, honors, or scholarships. It is suggested that you provide this information via the  Publications Presentions Scholarly Template Form
  5. 1-page narrative from nominee to include discussion of mentoring philosophy, types of research and scholarship, and how s/he serves as a role model for building productive and transformative student-mentor relationships.
  6. 3 letters of support
    • 1 from the nominating chair/dean with an emphasis on the nominee's contribution to the department, college, or field
    • 2 from current or former student mentees

All nomination material will be submitted by the nominating Chair/Dean as one nomination packet. Application materials should be completed by the nominating Chair/Dean, with assistance from the nominee. 

Nomination materials should be submitted via the Qualtrics form below:

2022 OUR Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Awards Application

https://uwf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ebNnqsyAbTNUzKS

 

OUR is pleased to open the call for nominations for the Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Awards Nominations from Deans, Associate Deans, and Department Chairs are requested. These awards serve to recognize faculty that exemplify UWF's commitment to the undergraduate research experience and convey the University's high regard for faculty contributions outside of the traditional classroom.

Award recipient's records should include a demonstration of mentoring undergraduate student research and scholarship that results in research "end products", such as peer-reviewed publications with student co-authors, student presentations, or performances. In addition to basic discipline skills, these accomplished mentors also contribute to student professional development and success beyond graduation. Finally, award recipients should serve as role models to other faculty on how best to support research and scholarship on campus.

We anticipate making two awards (one Early Career Award for faculty with fewer than 7 years of service to UWF and one Senior Career Award for faculty with more than 7 years of service to UWF) of $1500 (before tax). Awards will be presented for recognition of exemplary undergraduate research mentoring. Award candidates must be nominated by College Deans, Associate Deans, or Department Chairs.

Nomination/Application Deadline: Spring, January 31, 2022

The selection committee will include the Director of OUR, and at least one faculty member from each college. Final award decisions will be made by the Director of OUR.

Awards will be presented as part of the Spring Honors Convocation

2022

Early Career Award: Dr. Jeff Simpson, Movement Sciences and Health

Senior Career Award: Valerie George, Art, and Design

Director’s Choice Award: Dr. Rodney Guttmann, Biology

 

2021

Early Career Award: Dr. Susan Piacenza, Biology

Senior Career Award: Dr. Timothy Royappa, Chemistry

Director’s Choice Award: Willie Tubbs, Communication

 

2020

Early Career Award: Dr. Phillip Schmutz, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Senior Career Award: Dr. Jane Caffrey, Biology & Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation

Director's Choice Award: Dr. Jamin Wells, History

 

2019

Early Career Award: Carrie Fonder, Art

Senior Career Award: Dr. Karen Molek, Chemistry

 

2018

Early Career Awards: Dr. Peter Memiah, Public Health; Dr. Alexis Janosik, Biology 

Senior Career Award: no awards given in this category 

 

2017

Early Career Award: Dr. Tanay Kesharwani, Chemistry

Senior Career Award: Dr. Jason Ortegren, Earth and Environmental Science