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Research Excellence Awards

Nominating someone deserving

UFV Research Excellence Awards are presented annually to recognize individuals for excellent research and the significant role research plays in enriching student learning experiences, which is implicit in the mission statement for UFV.

Individuals eligible for nomination include all UFV “B” faculty, including lab instructors, who have completed their probationary period, or other instructors who have a cumulative equivalent of two (2) years teaching time at UFV.

Award winners receive a plaque with the award recipient’s name and the year on it, a framed certificate, as well as a research grant of $2,500. The grant will be administered by the university and accessible for a maximum of two years.

Nomination packages should be compiled and organized formally for submission. It is the responsibility of the nominator to collect all required documentation and deliver it to the Secretariat office before January 12, 2018.

Who is eligible?

All UFV “B” faculty, including lab instructors, who have completed their probationary period, or other instructors who have a cumulative equivalent of two (2) years teaching time.

Those nominees who have been nominated in the past two years and did not receive the award are automatically considered as candidates for the Research Excellence Award. Nominators will be invited to let the nomination stand as submitted, let the nomination stand and provide a brief update, or withdraw the nomination upon the nominee’s request.

Those who have won the award cannot be nominated again for five (5) years. Previous nominees who have not been selected may be nominated in subsequent years by submitting a full, updated nomination package.

Who can make a nomination?

UFV “B” faculty, sessional faculty, or university administrators, but not a member of the REA Selection Committee. Nobody may nominate themselves for the award.

Nominations must be for individual faculty only, not for a group.

How can I nominate?

Step 1 - Check the eligibility of your nominee

Review the eligibility criteria for the UFV Research Excellence Award listed above.

Step 2 - Prepare your nomination package

Nomination packages should include the following:

  • A letter from the nominator laying out the nominee’s broader research/creative program over the last five (5) years and highlighting the nominee’s outstanding creative research achievements during that period
  • Two letters from recognized scholars who specialize in the same or a similar field of research/creative endeavour as that of the nominee and who can speak to the quality and significance of the nominee’s work in the field
  • Up to two additional letters from a non-academic source
  • A copy of the nominee’s current curriculum vitae, highlighting their research/creative productivity over the previous five (5) years, and not exceeding five (5) pages
  • Consent form signed by the nominee
  • Additional relevant documentation supporting the nominee (optional)

Step 3 - Complete the nomination package and consent forms

If you would like to nominate an eligible individual, please review and complete the 2018 UFV REA Nomination Package.

Step 4 - Submit your nomination

The nomination package should include all documents listed in step 2, compiled and organized formally for submission. It is the responsibility of the originator of the nomination to collect all the documentation from the nominee and deliver it to the Secretariat office by January 12, 2018.

Please submit completed nomination packages, one hard copy and one electronic copy, to: UFVSecretariat@ufv.ca, Secretariat office, Abbotsford Campus, room B303. Please contact the Assistant to the Senate if you have any questions.

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