UIC UNIVERSITY SCHOLAR AWARD


Faculty excellence is the cornerstone of any university of high quality. There is no more important task at the University of Illinois than attracting and retaining the very best teachers ands scholars. The University Scholars Program provides three-year awards to faculty members who have demonstrated superior performance in scholarly activities in both research and teaching and who show great promise for future achievements. Funds will be provided in three consecutive academic years, beginning with 2005-2006, to the UIC campus to support six University Scholars.

The University Scholars Program is designed to identify outstanding members of the faculty and to provide each with a modest amount of funds annually for a defined number of years. The importance of these awards lies in the flexibility with which the funds may be spent. Recipients may use the funds at their discretion to enhance their scholarly work, except for salary rate increases, which are not permitted. The awards are not made for a specific project or proposal; rather, they are a symbol of the recipient's excellence and the University's commitment to foster outstanding people and their work. Therefore, the awards are made through nominations, not by application.

Awards of $10,000 per year will be made on a three-year basis to members of the faculty whose work is clearly superior. University Scholars may be individuals already on the University of Illinois faculty, or the awards may be used to attract faculty from other institutions to the University. Nominees for these awards will be carefully screened to assure that those selected are among the very best in their fields.

The College Committee on Faculty Awards is currently seeking nominations for the AY2005-2006 award.

Nominations should be submitted by no later than Wednesday, February 2, 2005. Late submissions will not be considered. Please forward nominations to:

Gillian Coombs
Office of Faculty Affairs (M/C 784)
1853 West Polk Street, Room 117 CMW
Chicago, IL 60612

Each nomination packet should include a detailed statement of justification from the nominator and an up-to-date copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae and bibliography. An original and eighteen copies of the materials must be provided.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND NOMINATIONS DIRECTLY TO THE OFFICE OF THE PROVOST. COLLEGE OF MEDICINE NOMINATIONS MUST BE REVIEWED BY THE COLLEGE COMMITTEE ON FACULTY AWARDS AND RECEIVE THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE DEAN.

 

 

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