ALVSCE Early Career Research Award

ALVSCE Early Career Research Award

This award honors outstanding achievement in research by an early career faculty member in the Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension (ALVSCE). This award will be given annually along with a plaque and $1,000, presented at an ALVSCE event.


Who can be Nominated?

Any ALVSCE faculty member with a research appointment who is within seven years of their initial faculty appointment date as an assistant professor by the award submission deadline is eligible to receive this award. This award can be received once in a faculty member’s career.


Who can Nominate?

Nominations can be made by any ALVSCE administrative head, faculty, or staff member.


Nomination Materials

Nominating packets must include the following in a single pdf file:

  1. Nominee's full curriculum vitae
  2. A nomination letter from the initiator plus a maximum of three supporting letters. Supporting letters can be from UA or external colleagues and should highlight the individual's exceptional research contributions in some or all of the following categories:
    • Overall impact of research activities
    • Grants/Contracts, publications and/or intellectual property
    • Collaborative research
    • Undergraduate and/or graduate advising related to research
    • Regional/national/international activities and recognition
    • Service related to research


Selection Criteria

Nominees will be evaluated based on evidence of outstanding achievement during the initial stage of their career while employed at the University of Arizona, with evidence of increasing impact in some or all of the categories listed above.

Selection Procedure

A committee comprised of a minimum of three faculty and one staff member plus the Associate Vice President for Research serving as chair will review all nominations and select the winner.


Nomination Submission and Deadline

Send nominations in a single pdf file to Zaida Zalbidea at by close of business on March 1 annually.

Should March 1 fall on a weekend, the deadline will be automatically moved to the next business day.