UNCG Research

Research Excellence Nominations

Due December 3, 2018


Posted on Friday, August 10th, 2018 by UNCG Research.

To recognize outstanding achievement in scholarly activities, the university bestows up to two Research Excellence Awards each year.

The Junior Research Excellence Award is for a scholar at the rank of assistant or associate professor and a cash honorarium of $4,500 accompanies the award. The award is based primarily on work done at UNCG during the past five years.

The Senior Research Excellence Award is for a scholar at the rank of professor and a cash honorarium of $7,500 accompanies the award. The award is made on the basis of the nominee’s research career, with particular emphasis placed on work done in the last five years.

To nominate a faculty member for the 2018-2019 Research Excellence Award, go to https://research.uncg.edu/research-excellence-awards for a copy of the nomination packet, which includes the nomination guidelines, selection criteria, and the nomination cover sheet. All materials are to be submitted electronically. The nomination packet, including the signed nomination cover sheet, should be scanned as a pdf file and emailed to rsh_ptnr@uncg.edu by December 3, 2018.


Please note that, in response to feedback from reviewers and departments, we have made some changes to the requirements for Research Excellence Award nominations. 

  • In the past we have carried over previous year nominees. However, so few individuals updated their nomination packets that they were not as competitive. Therefore, individuals must be nominated each year. That said, we strongly encourage departments to consider previous years’ nominees.
  • We ask that departments determine their strongest nominees and submit only one nominee for each award.
  • The nomination letter should now come from the department head or chair. No secondary nomination is needed.
  • Because of the importance of anchoring the nominee’s scholarship within the context of the field, we are asking that external support letters be included. In the past these were optional, but historically nominees with external letters were more competitive. To make the process consistent, we are asking that all nominees have at least two and no more than three external letters from individuals who can comment on the importance of the candidate’s scholarship to their field.

For more information, contact Debbie Freund in the Office of Research and Economic at freundd@uncg.edu or 336-256-0426.