The Nevada Regents’ Researcher Awards are given annually to two permanent full-time NSHE faculty members at UNLV, UNR, NSC, or DRI with a distinguished record in research; one Distinguished Career Researcher Award and one Mid-Career Researcher Award. Although these awards are intended for individuals, groups — who by their collaboration have made major advances — may be recognized as well. However, the selection committee may choose to send forward more than one recommendation in exceptional circumstances.
Recipients must be nominated for this honor, which carries a $5,000 stipend.
Distinguished Career Researcher candidates must have 10 years of cumulative service in the NSHE by the date of the nomination. In addition, candidates must have overall career/service of at least 20 years in research.
Mid-Career Researcher candidates must have 5 years of cumulative services in the NSHE by the date of the nomination. In addition, candidates must have career/service of at least 5 years but less than 20 years in research.