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Nominate a Spotlight Scholar

Showcase the work of UMass Amherst faculty by nominating a Spotlight Scholar. Selected scholars will receive a cash award and be prominently featured in campus publications.

Anyone can nominate a scholar.

All full-time tenure- and non-tenure system UMass Amherst faculty members are eligible to be nominated. Self-nominations are also accepted.

Scholars are faculty who have demonstrated academic quality and leadership. Accomplishments may include

  • External grants, honors, or awards

  • Innovations in teaching or research

  • Collaborations with external partners

  • Publication in a book or prestigious journal

  • Appointment to a board

  • A conference presentation, theatrical production or show of creative work

  • Other activity that demonstrates quality and leadership in research, scholarship, or creative activity   

Submit your nominee with this form. Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Nominee Information
Briefly describe this scholar's accomplishments and why he or she is worthy of being selected as a Spotlight Scholar (500 words or less). Include links to any pertinent online information:
Nominator Information

Showcase the work of UMass Amherst faculty by nominating a Spotlight Scholar. Selected scholars will receive a cash award and be prominently featured in campus publications.