Research Faculty of the Year Award

What is the Award?

The Research Faculty of the Year Award was created to recognize and honor outstanding achievements and contributions in research by a faculty member in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The award will be given annually with a plaque and award of $1,000 presented at the ALVSCE Spring Luncheon.

Who can be Nominated?

Any faculty of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who are involved in research activities, except recent recipients, are eligible for nomination.

Who can Nominate?

Nomination of candidates for the Research Faculty of the Year Award may be made by administrative heads, faculty or staff of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Information to be Provided in the Nominating Petition:

It is incumbent on the nominator to do a careful and thorough job of documenting the petition. Recommended information to include:

  1. Name of Nominee
  2. A minimum of two nomination letters required regarding the individual's exceptional research contributions in the following categories:
    • Grants/Contracts
    • Publications
    • Collaborative Efforts
    • Graduate Advising
    • Regional/National Activities
    • Campus Citizenship
    • Peer Recognition
  3. Curriculum Vitae

Selection Procedure

A committee comprised of a minimum of two faculty and one appointed personnel member plus the associate dean for research serving as chair will review all nominations and make their selection based on the attached criteria.

How to Submit Nominations

Please email all nomination material to Associate Dean Parker Antin at pba@email.arizona.edu.  The award is usually presented in the spring and deadline for submission will be February 15th every year.

CALS Research Faculty of the Year Award Suggested Criteria

The criteria address employee achievements in research that have an impact at the local, state and national level.

Outstanding Achievement

Actions that constitute performance beyond expected standards such as:

  • producing high quality of work over an extended period of time.
  • producing high quantity of work over an extended period of time.
  • giving extra effort to complete a job or handle a heavier workload.
  • pursuing interdisciplinary efforts.
  • exceptional service to department or discipline.
  • making special efforts to recognize excellence in others.
  • creating extra opportunities to improve skills and abilities.