Gold trophies with red ribbons tied to their handles are lined up awaiting distribution at an awards ceremony.

Nominate colleagues for Distinguished/Junior Scholar Awards through March 7, 2016


Four blue ribbons reading "FIRST" hang on a piece of cardboard in the background. In the foreground, a smallish gold trophy and part of a large silver trophy are visible.

The University Senate Committee on Faculty Research (CFR) invites Miami University faculty to nominate tenure-eligible and tenured colleagues (including librarians holding the M.S.L.S. degree or equivalent) for Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholar Awards. These annual awards celebrate the accomplishment of outstanding Miami researchers and scholars.

Nomination letters are important in the evaluation process and should include:

  • A perspective on the contribution of the candidate to his/her field that is understandable to the non-specialist,
  • Information on the importance/impact of the candidate’s contribution on the national/international level (also understandable to the non-specialist) and
  • Mention of the nominee’s particularly acclaimed works, professional recognition, honors, and leadership roles.

The deadline for nominations is 5:00pm on Monday, March 7, 2016.

Before nominating a deserving colleague, please read the program guidelines carefully.

Questions about the program may be directed to OARS or to Dr. Martin Johnson, 2015-2016 CFR Chair (513-785-3273).


About CFR

CFR is charged with supporting and encouraging the development of research and creative activity at Miami University.  In carrying out this charge, the CFR administers programs that support and celebrate faculty research and creative activities. Application to these programs is made through OARS.  Guidelines for all CFR programs — including detailed information, eligibility criteria, and application procedures — are available on the OARS website.

Trophy photo by Snap® via Flickr.  First place ribbons photo by Kevin T. Houle via Flickr.  Both used under Creative Commons license.

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