Provost's Outstanding Junior Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award

Purpose

To give special recognition to junior faculty, who are in the early phases of their careers, for superior research and creative activity on the MU campus.

Award

The award is in the amount of $1,000, less applicable taxes.

Eligibility

Persons holding full-time tenure or non-tenure track appointments with the rank of assistant professor, associate professor, assistant professor of clinical department, associate professor of clinical department, adjunct assistant professor, adjunct associate professor, clinical assistant professor, clinical associate professor, extension assistant professor, extension associate professor, research assistant professor or research instruction associate professor with at least three and no more than five years of service at MU (individuals with service dates prior to Sept. 1, 2012, will be considered to have more than five years service) are eligible.

Nominations

Faculty colleagues, departments, schools/colleges, or recognized campus organizations may nominate individuals.

Do not place nomination materials in a hard binder. The length of the nomination materials is not of primary importance because the final choice will be based on convincing evidence. Nomination materials will not be returned; therefore, the department chair should retain a copy of nomination materials for possible future use. Unsuccessful nominations may be updated and resubmitted in successive years.

Nomination materials should include:

  1. Nomination/Cover Letter
    • Describe the characteristics that justify his/her being recognized for
      • outstanding contributions in research and/or creative activity
      • demonstrated evidence of such activity, for example refereed publications, juried shows or performances
      • promise for achieving wider national and international recognition
  2. Supporting letters (limited to four: three external, one internal)
  3. Nominee's curriculum vitae
    • Be sure to include a list of external funding in support of research and/or creative activity and a list of publications, juried shows and/or performances, etc.

Submissions

Deadline: Feb. 26, 2018 (noon)

Nominations and supporting materials must be submitted by the Divisional Dean, who may establish an earlier deadline. Submit an electronic version as one "unlocked" PDF email attachment to muprovostawards@missouri.edu, naming each document starting with the applicant's last name followed by a document reference (i.e., Jones-Junior Rsch application). Send only the original copy of the entire proposal packet to:

Office of the Provost
110 Jesse Hall
(573) 882-6596

Past Recipients

2017 Alice Dade, Music
2017 Haojing Yan, Physics & Astronomy
2016 Jim Schiffbauer, Geological Sciences
2015 Gary Baker, Chemistry
2015 Robert Walker, Anthropology
2014 Ricardo M. Holdo, Biological Sciences
2014 J. Brian Houston, Communication
2013 Clintin Davis-Stober, Psychological Sciences
2012 Justin Dyer, Political Science
2011 Shawn Christ, Psychological Sciences
2010 Adam Whaley-Connell, Nephrology; Douglas Steinley, Psychological Sciences
2009 Henry He, Engineering
2008 Angela Speck, Physics & Astronomy; Sean Nicholson-Crotty, Political Science
2007 Eric Sandvol, Geological Sciences; Carsten Ullrich, Physics & Astronomy
2006 Stefan Freund, Music
2005 Jeffrey Rouder, Psychological Sciences
2004 Shi-Jie Chen, Physics
2003 Noah Heringman, English
2002 Catherine E. Krull, Biological Sciences
2001 David J. Eide, Nutritional Sciences
2000 Gabriele Gratton, Psychological Sciences
1999 Dennis Lubahn, Biochemistry and Child Health

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