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

Call for Nominations

The Office for the Vice President for Research and Economic Development 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. Application packets are submitted online through the Harry Reid Award Portal.

Eligibility

The award is open to full-time tenured faculty members who are engaged in significant research that meets one or more of the following 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.

Nomination Requirements

In order to nominate a colleague for this prestigious award, please notify the faculty member and prepare a formal one to two-page letter of nomination. He/she will include this letter of nomination in their application packet. 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.

Give the letter of nomination to the nominee to include in their application packet.

Application Packet

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 a single PDF for uploading include:

  • Letter of Nomination (2 pages). This may replace one of the letters of recommendation from peer, chair, dean, or supervisor if desired.
  • Letter of Application (up to 5 pages). Outline research activities and how they meet at least one and, ideally, all of the three criteria for the award:
    • 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.
  • 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).
  • Letter of recommendation from a peer.
  • Letter of recommendation from nominee’s dean, department chair, or supervisor if not provided as letter of nomination above.
  • Letter from an external community representative.

The nominee should compile all application materials in a single pdf format and submit them by the deadline through the Harry Reid Award Portal.

Deadline

The deadline for all materials is February 17, 2020, 5:00 pm PT. Supporting documentation that cannot be uploaded, such as books, videos, or DVDs, may be delivered to Althea Sheets, Communications Manager, RAB 104, Mail Stop: 1055 by February 17, 2020, 5:00 pm PT. No other supporting materials will be considered.

Contact

Althea Sheets

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