Nomination Procedures for the Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Award
Selection of the awardees will be based on demonstrably outstanding accomplishments and potential for continued excellence in research and scholarly or creative activity. Awards will be recommended by a committee appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, and comprised of prior Conti recipients serving on the Research Council as well as additional prior Conti recipients as needed. Recommendations will be forwarded to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement for approval. The 2013-2014 Faculty Fellowship Awards will be announced in late Spring 2013.
Before December 9, 2012, Department Heads/Chairpersons will consult with elected Personnel Committees to select names of nominees to be forwarded to their academic Deans. By January 7, 2013, Deans are asked to submit to the Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement, c/o Christine Burnett, two nominations of faculty members up to a maximum of a rounded 1% of their respective faculties when those exceed 200. Each nomination is to be accompanied by a brief statement (not to exceed 1,000 words) from the candidate on how released time would be put to use, a complete curriculum vitae, a supporting letter from the nominee's department head/chair, and a list of no more than five external referees and their contact information (including email addresses) from whom recommendation letters will be requested.
Other nominations, including self-nominations, may be sent directly to the Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement before December 9, 2012; these will be sent to the nominee's Dean for recommendation. Self-nominations should include the information listed above, except that a letter in support of the nomination from a colleague may be submitted in place of a letter from the nominee’s department head/chair.