To recognize meritorious research achievement and to enhance the research productivity and external reputation of full-time faculty members at Nipissing University.
The recipient shall
- Be a tenured or tenure-track faculty member, and
- Have served at least three years as a full-time faculty member at Nipissing University;
No quota system of any kind will be applied in the determination of award recipients. The awards are based solely on merit. The committee reviewing the applications will be looking for a strong record of scholarship, in keeping with the intent of the award.
The Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research, will be responsible, on an annual basis and in a timely fashion, for publicizing the application procedures and encouraging nominations from members.
Nominations must be submitted to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research, no later than October 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org Nominators are not expected to provide a letter of reference for nominees. The Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research, will ascertain whether nominees wish to be considered as candidates.
All candidates for the award will, no later than October 31, submit an electronic version of the following to the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research at email@example.com:
(i) A curriculum vitae listing the total volume of the candidate's scholarship, including publications, grants and contracts;
(ii) A brief (up to 500 words) statement of the case why the candidate is deserving of the award;
(iii) Any other information the candidate wishes to provide.
The Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research, will, by November 30, convene a meeting of the Research Achievement Award Selection Committee to consider candidates. This Committee will rank the candidates in order of merit. This Committee will select the award recipients (up to five ) by December 15. It will be the responsibility of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research, to announce to the Nipissing community the names of award recipients by January 1.
The Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research, will chair the Committee and will vote only in the event of a tie. The remaining members will consist of:
- two (2) distinguished faculty researchers, with no more than one from any faculty, who are not candidates for the award, to be selected by the Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research;
- one (1) representative selected by NUFA; and
- the Director of Research Services (non-voting).
There will be up to five (5) Research Achievement Awards per year, each valued at $5,000. The awards are intended to recognize meritorious research achievement and to enhance the research productivity and external reputation of full-time faculty members at Nipissing University. The $5,000 will be taken as a research grant which will be available to the recipient for a period of up to five years, as long as the member remains a full-time employee of Nipissing University. Unspent funds revert to the University if the member leaves the institution.
Awards are payable on May 1 following the date of application / nomination but may be deferred by the recipient for reasonable cause by up to one (1) year.
Award recipients will be eligible to apply for further awards in the fifth year following the year in which the previous award was received. If the member has held an award, the focus of the Committee's consideration will be on research conducted since the last award.
A portion of the award equal to the appropriate overload stipend may be used to purchase a one-half course (3 credits) teaching release. The one-half course teaching release will be subject to the approval of the appropriate Dean and the Dean's ability to find a suitable replacement.
Please refer to Collective Agreement - Article 33: Research Achievement Awards