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Nominations open for faculty awards recognizing research, service

Oct. 30, 2020, 8:00 AM

Faculty awards are open and accepting applications through Dec. 2

Nominations are now open for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which demonstrate the university’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence.

All faculty are eligible to submit nominations, which are due Dec. 2. Previous recipients of the awards are not eligible to be nominated. (Past winners can be found here.)

Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor Award

The Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor Award was created on the occasion of the retirement of Chancellor Alexander Heard in 1982. It is endowed with funds contributed by faculty, staff and others and given for distinctive contributions to the understanding of problems of contemporary society.

Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor Award

The Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor Award is given to a full-time, regular faculty member without restriction to age, rank or school for distinguished accomplishment in furthering the aims of Vanderbilt University.

Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor Award

The Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor Award was created to honor Chancellor Joe B. Wyatt upon his retirement in 2000. The award is intended to recognize accomplishments that span multiple academic disciplines.

Joseph A. Johnson, Jr. Distinguished Leadership Professor Award

The Joseph A. Johnson, Jr. Distinguished Leadership Professor Award recognizes faculty leadership in equity, diversity and inclusion. It is awarded at the Spring Faculty Assembly to a full-time, regular faculty member for distinguished leadership at Vanderbilt University.

Nominations must be submitted through the InfoReady portal. Nominators can log in using their VUnetID and password, and they should select the applicable internal award(s) for which they want to submit nominations. Nominations will be reviewed by the Faculty Senate Consultative Committee.

The award recipients will be announced at the Spring Faculty Assembly on April 1, 2021.

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