The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nominate a Spotlight Scholar

Fall 2020 Spotlight Scholar nominations are due by noon, September 29th.

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

  • CONTACT: Karen J. Hayes 413-545-9586



Click here for a list of previous Spotlight Scholar Winners.


Submission Form

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