This award, presented annually, will recognize a new research administrator who has made a significant contribution to Region I NCURA.
Purpose and Criteria
The Outstanding New Professional Award will be presented to an individual in order to recognize and promote outstanding achievement in research administration with less than 5 years of research administration experience.
The Awards Committee will consider candidates who have made contributions such as the following:
Served on a regional or national NCURA committee
Made presentations and/or served on panels at regional or national meetings
Served as a regional or national officer
Authored papers in a professional publication in the field of research administration
Made suggestions or contributions in ways which helped improve Region I (committees, volunteering, bylaw changes, software/programming to aid research administration, etc.)
Nominees should evidence a quick willingness to offer their abilities, time, commitment and enthusiasm to Region I.
Candidates should be a current member of NCURA Region I.
The Chair of the Awards Committee will be responsible for issuing a call for nominations.
Nominations should be received in writing with the endorsement of two (2) Region I members, including one (1) who is external to the institution of the nominee. A nomination cover page must accompany the letter(s) of recommendation, a 300-500 word statement addressing the award criteria and describing the nominee's contributions to the region, the NCURA organization, and the profession. The Awards Committee will obtain a curriculum vitae which outlines the contributions of the individual for Outstanding New Professional recognition. Self-nominations are encouraged.
Awards are based on criteria listed above, and will be determined by the Awards Committee.
The Outstanding New Professional Award will be presented at the Annual Spring Meeting.