University of Saskatchewan

April 21, 2014   

DISTINGUISHED RESEARCHER AWARD

Terms of Reference:

The Distinguished Researcher Award is presented annually to a member of the University research community and recognizes members of faculty for significant contributions to knowledge or artistic creativity in their areas of expertise with an emphasis on work undertaken while employed at the University.

Eligibility

Open to all members of the University community who are members of the College of Graduate Studies and Research.

Each year, the award will be given to an eligible candidate of the University community who received their PhD or the terminal degree required by their current position 10 or more years ago.

The University of Saskatchewan encourages nominations from the four designated equity groups amongst our faculty – people of Aboriginal descent, women, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities.

Selection Criteria

The Award is given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to knowledge or artistic creativity. This contribution could be a long-term, cumulative contribution or a single, particularly insightful idea, experiment, application or interpretation. All research, scholarly and artistic contributions will be considered, but an emphasis will be placed on work undertaken while employed at the University.

The Selection Committee may consider the following criteria in selecting the recipient:

  1. scholarly activity – may include impact on society or scholarly community, cumulative contribution, seminal article(s) or monograph, etc.
  2. distinguished, creative or artistic work;
  3. development of major research installations (e.g. a research centre);
  4. significant breakthrough in an individual’s research area;
  5. recognition by professional societies and distinguished research awards (e.g. Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada);
  6. participation in the deliberations of a major research-granting agency (e.g. member and/or chair of a grant selection committee, member of council executive, etc.);
  7. contribution to the training and education of high quality personnel (e.g. undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and technical staff);
  8. demonstrated commitment towards enhancement of the intellectual life of the university community.

Selection Committee

The award recipients shall be chosen by a selection committee chaired by the Vice-President Research and including chairpersons of the President’s SSHRC and NSERC committees or designates, a representative from the health research constituency on campus, a representative from the Graduate Student Association and the chairperson of the Research, Scholarly and Artistic Work Committee of Council.

The selection committee reserves the right to make no award in any year if there are no suitable candidates.

Nomination Procedures

Each year, the Office of the Vice-President Research will be responsible for issuing a call for nominations.

Candidates will be nominated by two colleagues at the University of Saskatchewan, at least one of whom is a member of a department other than the nominee’s.

The nomination package must include:

  1. A letter from the two nominators indicating for which category the individual is being nominated, summarizing the candidate’s research achievements, and outlining the national or international significance of the candidate’s scholarly work. (The nomination letter should not exceed 5 pages);
  2. Current curriculum vitae of the candidate in the standardized format required by the University of Saskatchewan;
  3. A minimum of three and a maximum of five letters of support from scholars in the candidate’s main or cognate field, commenting on the import and impact of the candidates work nationally and internationally. At least two of these letters must be from a scholar outside of the University of Saskatchewan;

Click here for a copy of the Nomination Form

NEW RESEARCHER AWARD

Terms of Reference

The New Researcher Award is presented annually to a member of the University research community, and recognizes members of faculty for significant contributions to knowledge or artistic creativity in their areas of expertise with an emphasis on work undertaken while employed at the University.

Eligibility

Open to all members of the University community who are members of the College of Graduate Studies and Research.

Each year, the award will be given to an eligible candidate of the University community who is within 10 years of having received their PhD or the terminal degree required for their current University position;

The University of Saskatchewan encourages nominations from the four designated equity groups amongst our faculty – people of Aboriginal descent, women, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities.

Selection Criteria

The Award is given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to knowledge or artistic creativity. This contribution could be a cumulative contribution or a single, particularly insightful idea, experiment, application or interpretation. All research, scholarly and artistic contributions will be considered, but an emphasis will be placed on work undertaken while employed at the University.

The Selection Committee may consider the following criteria in selecting the recipient:

  1. scholarly activity – may include impact on society or scholarly community, cumulative contribution, seminal article(s) or monograph, etc.
  2. distinguished, creative or artistic work;
  3. development of major research installations (e.g. a research centre);
  4. significant breakthrough in an individual’s research area;
  5. recognition by professional societies and research awards;
  6. peer review of manuscripts, grants, and other related professional activities;
  7. contribution to the training and education of high quality personnel (e.g. undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and technical staff);
  8. demonstrated commitment towards enhancement of the intellectual life of the university community.

Selection Committee

The award recipients shall be chosen by a selection committee chaired by the Vice-President Research and including chairpersons of the President’s SSHRC and NSERC committees or designates, a representative from the health research constituency on campus, a representative from the Graduate Student Association and the chairperson of the Research, Scholarly and Artistic Work Committee of Council.

The selection committee reserves the right to make no award in any year if there are no suitable candidates.

Nomination Procedures

Each year, the Office of the Vice-President Research will be responsible for issuing a call for nominations.

Candidates will be nominated by two colleagues at the University of Saskatchewan, at least one of whom is a member of a department other than the nominee’s.

The nomination package must include:

  1. A letter from the two nominators indicating for which category the individual is being nominated, summarizing the candidate’s research achievements, and outlining the national or international significance of the candidate’s scholarly work. (The nomination letter should not exceed 5 pages);
  2. Current curriculum vitae of the candidate in the standardized format required by the University of Saskatchewan;
  3. A minimum of three and a maximum of five letters of support from scholars in the candidate’s main or cognate field, commenting on the import and impact of the candidates work nationally and internationally. At least two of these letters must be from a scholar outside of the University of Saskatchewan;

Click here for a copy of the Nomination Form.


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