Nominations Sought for Spotlight Scholar Awards

Members of the campus community are invited to nominate a faculty member who has demonstrated academic quality and leadership to be the next UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar.

Spotlight Scholars are individuals whose research, scholarship or creativity shines through in their studies. 

All full-time tenure and non-tenure system UMass Amherst faculty members are eligible to be nominated. Anyone can nominate a scholar and self-nominations accepted. Selected scholars receive a cash award and are prominently featured in campus publications.

The nomination deadline is Feb. 20.

More information and the nomination form may be found at

Further questions should be directed to Karen J. Hayes at