The Nevada Regents’ Rising Researcher Awards are given annually to up to three NSHE permanent full-time faculty members at each UNLV*, UNR, NSC and DRI. *At UNLV, starting in the 2023 award year, three awardees each year will be selected. Awards are based on early-career accomplishments and potential for future advancement and recognition in research. The award carries a $2,000 stipend.

Candidates must be nominated for this honor.

Candidates must be in an assistant professor position, have a strong beginning record of accomplishment during the time of employment with NSHE, and have a record of outstanding research accomplishment that is demonstrable through publications, patents and intellectual property, or grants and contracts at the time of nomination.

Faculty members who receive the Regents’ Researcher Award may use the title as such in perpetuity.

Allyson Hindle

2022 Recipient

Allyson Hindle

Assistant Professor

School of Life Sciences
College of Sciences

Dr. Hindle's research focuses on homeostasis, specifically molecular mechanisms within the field of cell culture systems. She also uses comparative genomic approaches to identify themes and gene targets across lineages.

Award Timeline

  • Notification sent by Chancellor’s Office to NSHE campuses to begin the nomination process: Late August/Early September
  • Campuses forward nominations to System Office: Early December
  • System Office submits recommendations for award recipients to the Board of Regents: January - February

Composition of NSHE Selection Committee

  • Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs to act as non-voting chairman
  • Research Affairs Council members from UNR, UNLV, and DRI
  • A representative from NSC