Barrick Scholar Awards: Application Process
The Barrick Scholar Awards are presented annually and are designed to recognize faculty members who have established a record of distinguished research or have demonstrated excellence in the area of creative activity.
Deadline for Application
The deadline for application materials is 5 p.m., Nov. 27, 2012. Please complete the online application.
For additional information, please contact Dene Charlet, Division of Research, at 702-895-2398.
Only full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty who have completed at least three years of full-time employment at UNLV prior to the application deadline are eligible for Barrick Awards. Candidates for the award must be nominated by an NSHE employee. See Call for Nominations.
- The Barrick Scholar Award is for faculty members with fewer than 10 years of service in an academic environment after the terminal degree. The award includes a $2,500 stipend to be presented at the annual campus recognition ceremony.
- The Barrick Distinguished Scholar Award is for faculty members with 10 years or more service in an academic environment after the terminal degree. The award includes a $5,000 stipend to be presented at the annual campus recognition ceremony.
Please note: Generally, no more than three Barrick Awards will be made in any year, and these awards are not presented to the same person more than once (effective 1999). If applicants are applying for the Barrick Distinguished Scholar Award after having been selected for the Barrick Scholar Award, a period of at least five years shall have elapsed, and primary consideration will be given to achievements for the period of time following the receipt of the Barrick Scholar Award. In all cases, the committee has the final authority to determine the level of the award.
The nominee should compile all application materials. Please have these materials ready to upload in pdf format:
- Letter of Nomination. A one-page formal letter of nomination from a peer, chair, or dean.
- Letter of Application. A brief description (about two pages) highlighting the candidate's research program or creative accomplishments is required; it should convey the impact of the candidate's work on diverse disciplines.
- List of References. This list should contain the names of three distinguished persons whom the committee may consult regarding the candidates record of research or creative activity. Please include name, title, address, and phone number for each.
- Reprints of the Five Most Significant Publications. If appropriate, candidates may submit documentation describing his/her most significant exhibits, designs, or creative activity instead of publications.
- Curriculum Vitae. The CV must clearly delineate the level of peer review of contributions.
- Brief biography. This half-page biography of the candidate should be written in layman's terms.