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Promising Scholar Award

2015 Nomination Form

The Promising Scholar Award recognizes the scholarship of junior faculty.

Nomination packet general instructions appear at the end of this site. It is necessary to follow the instructions completely or the nomination will not be considered.

Do not begin entering information on this electronic form unless you are ready to submit the nomination - the form CANNOT be saved and finished at a later time. Please send a hard copy of the original nomination materials to the Faculty Senate Office (instructions below) when the nomination is submitted electronically. Nominations will not be considered unless both the electronic version and hard copy original have been received by the Faculty Senate Office.

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Nominee's Faculty Rank:
Length of time at OSU:
Phone Number:

Please upload a file for the items below which explains to what extent the nominee fulfills each of the selection criteria for the award.

To qualify for the title of "Promising Scholar," an OSU faculty member must meet at least one of the following two criteria. Under each criterion are examples of evidence that could be used to demonstrate the contribution to be significant.

  • Outstanding scholarly activity that represents significant intellectual work validated and communicated through peer review, such as:

    1. Published articles (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles, technical reports, book chapters, and essays) contributing to a body of knowledge
    2. Books (e.g., original works and textbooks, researched compilations, edited books)
    3. Grant support (e.g., competitive, peer-reviewed research grants; foundation grants)

  • Outstanding creative activity that has been validated and communicated through peer review and scholarly critique, such as:

    1. Production, exhibition, or performance of creative work (e.g., visual or performing art, or literature presented in the form of peer-reviewed publications, juried exhibits, noteworthy performances, readings or recordings; solo exhibits)
    2. Commissioned or collected works (e.g., commissions for creative work; works collected by public and private museums and galleries)
    3. Development of new technologies, materials, methods, or educational approaches (e.g., patents, inventions, new statistical techniques)

  • Nominee's Curriculum Vitae:

  • Copies of selected evidence of excellence relevant to the nomination:

  • Nominee's position description indicating breakdown of FTE allocation:

  • Nominee's achievements with specific attention to the award criteria for a promising scholar:

a total of three letters of support shall be submitted to provide sufficient information for the evaluation of nominees. Two letters of support shall be written by the unit heads/leaders (e.g., dean, chair, supervisor, director, unit administrator), and a third shall be from a referee who is not associated with the University but who can comment on the nominee's qualifications with respect to the Promising Scholar Award criteria. The nominator is not eligible to submit a letter of support. The letters of support each shall not exceed three single-sided pages using at least 12 font and 1" margins. Signatures on the letters and supporting documents must be included, but may be electronic.

  • Letter of Support (Unit head/leader):

  • Letter of Support (Unit head/leader):

  • Letter of Support(Referee):

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Additional information submitted with the nomination will not be considered; please include only requested information and refer to the guidelines when organizing nomination packets.

The requested electronic information and one original of each nomination for the Promising Scholar Award must be received by February 17, 2015. It is necessary to follow the instructions completely or the nomination will not be considered. Send the original nomination to: Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee, c/o Faculty Senate Office, 107 Gilkey Hall.

The original copy of the nomination form must be submitted to the Faculty Senate Office upon submission of the electronic copy; paper clip the original only – do not staple nor place it in a folder or binder. The nomination packet for the successful recipient becomes University property and will not be returned to the nominator.