Nominations open for fall 2021 faculty awards recognizing research, serviceApr. 5, 2021, 8:00 AM
Nominations are now open for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in research and service to the university and demonstrate Vanderbilt’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence. All faculty are eligible to submit nominations for the four awards to be presented at the 2021 Fall Faculty Assembly.
Nominations for three of the awards must be submitted by May 7 through Vanderbilt’s InfoReady portal, with nominations for the Thomas Jefferson Award being accepted through May 24. Nominators will log in using their VUnet ID and select the applicable award(s) for which they wish to submit nominations. Previous recipients of the awards are not eligible to be nominated. Nominations will be reviewed by the Faculty Research Awards Committee.
The award descriptions are as follows:
- The Chancellor’s Award for Research recognizes excellence on the part of faculty for published research, scholarship or creative expression.
- The Chancellor’s Award for Research on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion recognizes excellence on the part of faculty in published research, scholarship or creative expression that advances our understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion.
- The Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research is awarded for achievements in research, scholarship or creative expression that have garnered significant critical reception and are recognized nationally or internationally.
- The Thomas Jefferson Award recognizes distinguished service to Vanderbilt through extraordinary contributions as a member of the faculty in the councils and government of the university.
Questions about the Chancellor’s Award for Research; the Chancellor’s Award for Research on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; or the Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research may be directed to Jermaine Soto in the Office of Faculty Affairs.
Questions about the Thomas Jefferson Award may be directed to Stacey McCarty, Faculty Senate administrative coordinator.
Award recipients will be announced at the Fall Faculty Assembly. A list of past winners can be found on the Office of Faculty Affairs website.