Barrick Scholar Awards: Call for Nominations

The Barrick Scholar Awards are designed to recognize faculty members who have established a record of distinguished research or have demonstrated excellence in the area of creative activity. Applications are submitted online through the Barrick Awards Portal.

Eligibility

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.

  • 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 consists of a $2,500 stipend to be presented at the annual campus recognition ceremony.
  • The Barrick Distinguished Scholar Award is for faculty members with 10 or more years of service in an academic environment after the terminal degree. The award consists of 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 effective 1999, these awards will not be presented to the same person more than once. 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.

Nomination Requirements

Those submitting nominations must be NSHE employees (self nominations are not accepted). Up to two-pages formal letter of nomination from a peer, chair, or dean is required.

*Please Note: If you intend to nominate a faculty member, please notify the nominee and submit the nomination letter to him/her. The nominee should compile all application materials as a single pdf file, including the nomination letter and submit them by the deadline through the Barrick Awards Portal.

Application Packet

Nominees must provide materials to support their nominations. These materials include:

  • A copy of the nomination letter.
  • 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.
  • Curriculum Vitae. The CV must clearly delineate the level of peer review of contributions.
  • Reprints of the Five Most Significant Publications. Or if appropriate, candidates may submit documentation describing his/her most significant exhibits, designs, or creative activity instead of publications.
  • 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, email address and phone number for each.

The nominee should compile all application materials in pdf format and submit them by the deadline through the Barrick Awards Portal. For book materials, copy the cover and a few relevant pages and include in the application packet pdf. For video materials, submit to althea.sheets@unlv.edu by utilizing a file-sharing service, such as WeTransfer.

Deadline

The deadline for all materials is December 7, 2020, 5 pm, PT.

 

Contact

Althea Sheets

Communications Manager
702-895-1880
althea.sheets@unlv.edu