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Harry Reid Silver State Research Award: Call for Nominations and Application Process

Call for Nominations

This year the call for nominations will be open from Jan. 23–Feb. 28, 2014.

The Office of the President seeks nominations for the prestigious Harry Reid Silver State Research Award, which honors faculty who have performed research that is both highly regarded and responsive to the needs of the community and state. In order to nominate a colleague for this prestigious award, please prepare a formal one-page letter of nomination and submit it on behalf of the nominee. If you nominate a faculty member, please notify the nominee. He/she must then submit an application for the award. Be sure and address how the nominee and his/her research meet these criteria:

  • Directly and positively affects the economic growth and development of Nevada
  • Addresses a pressing social need in the community and/or region
  • Demonstrably advances significant scholarship in an academic field of knowledge

Application Process

Preparation of Application Packet
This packet must be completed by the nominee. Nominees must provide materials to support their nominations. The following materials, which should be compiled as pdf's for uploading, include:

  • Letter of Nomination (1 page).  This may replace one of the letters of recommendation from peer, chair, dean, or supervisor if desired.
  • Letter of Application (not to exceed five pages) outlining research activities and how they meet at least one and, ideally, all of the three criteria for the award
  • Letter of recommendation from a peer
  • Letter of recommendation from nominee’s dean, department chair, or supervisor
  • Letter from an external community representative
  • Current curriculum vitae of nominee that clearly classifies contributions according to the level of peer review
  • Sample publications or scholarly works (no more than five)
  • A short biography of the nominee (no longer than 400 words)

Note: Supporting documentation that cannot be uploaded, such as books or DVDs, may be hand-delivered to Dene Charlet, SEB 2104. Please provide only one copy of each item. No other supporting materials will be considered.

Deadline

Application packets should be uploaded to the application portal.

Application packets should be uploaded to the application portal by 5 p.m., Feb. 28, 2014

Questions

Contact Dene Charlet at dene.charlet@unlv.edu or call 702-895-2398.