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Faculty Award Nomination Opportunities - November 2016 Announcement
 

This announcement contains nomination/application opportunities for awards and honors with upcoming deadlines. You are encouraged to nominate your Illinois colleagues or apply directly for opportunities as appropriate.

Nominations coordinated at the campus level are noted and include internal deadlines. For additional information about these awards, or for other assistance with award nominations or processes, contact Kim Green in the Office of the Provost at provostawards@illinois.edu or (217) 244-3689.

 
 
 
Campus-Coordinated Awards
 

If you have recommended candidates for any of the following campus-coordinated awards, please use this online form for each award to submit the requested materials.

 

LUI Che Woo Prize

Award Sponsor: LUI Che Woo Prize Limited

The LUI Che Woo Prize aims to recognize and honour individuals or organisations all over the world with outstanding achievements and contributions in respect of the following three objectives:

  • Sustainable development of the world,
  • Betterment of the welfare of mankind and promotion of positive life attitude, and
  • Enhancement of positive energy.

The LUI Che Woo Prize is a new, prestigious international accolade awarded to individuals or organisations who have displayed remarkable achievements towards the three objectives of the Prize thereby contributing to world civilisation.

Nominator/Applicant Information: Nominations are restricted and are by invitation only.
Prize/Award amount: $2,560,000
Internal deadline: The internal campus deadline has been extended to November 30, 2016. If you have recommended candidates for this award, please use this online form  to submit the requested materials by the internal deadline.
Nomination deadline: January 31, 2017
Campus contact information: provostawards@illinois.edu

 
 
 
National and International Awards
 

The following faculty awards and honors have upcoming nomination/submission deadlines. You are encouraged to nominate your Illinois colleagues for any unrestricted awards.

NOTE: Nominations for some of the following awards are by invitation only. The Office of the Provost may submit a nomination for certain awards, where noted. For others, deadline information is provided as a reminder to those faculty who have been invited to nominate.

 

Crafoord Prize

Award Sponsor: Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

The Crafoord Prize in astronomy and mathematics, biosciences, geosciences or polyarthritis research is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences annually according to a rotating scheme. The prize sum of SEK 6 million makes the Crafoord one of the world´s largest scientific prizes. Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 prize, which will be in Geosciences.

Nominator/Applicant Information: Nominations are by invitation only.

NOTE: The Office of the Provost may submit a nomination for this award. To be considered for a campus nomination, or to recommend an Illinois colleague as a candidate, use the online form here to submit the requested materials by the internal deadline provided below.

Prize/Award amount: $650,000
Internal deadline: December 6, 2016
Nomination deadline:
January 13, 2017
Campus contact information: provostawards@illinois.edu

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Welch Award in Chemistry

Award Sponsor: Robert A. Welch Foundation

The purpose of the Welch Award in Chemistry is to foster and encourage basic chemical research and to recognize, in a substantial manner, the value of chemical research contributions for the benefit of humankind. Any person can be considered for the award who has made important chemical research contributions which have a significant, positive influence on mankind. The award is intended to recognize contributions that have not previously been rewarded in a similar manner.

Nominator/Applicant Information: There is no restriction on who may nominate. See website for more information.

NOTE: The Office of the Provost may submit a nomination for this award. To be considered for a campus nomination, or to recommend an Illinois colleague as a candidate, use the online form here to submit the requested materials by the internal deadline provided below.

Prize/Award amount: $500,000
Internal deadline: December 12, 2016
Nomination deadline:
January 31, 2017
Campus contact information: provostawards@illinois.edu

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Japan Prize

Award Sponsor: The Japan Prize Foundation

The Japan Prize is awarded annually to scientists and engineers from around the world who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science and technology, thereby furthering the cause of peace and prosperity of mankind. Each year two fields of scientific endeavor are honored. The Japan Prize laureates receive a certificate of merit and a prize medal. A cash prize of 50 million yen is also awarded for each prize field.

The 2018 Japan Prize will be awarded in the following fields:

  • Physics, Chemistry and Engineering: Resources, Energy, Environment and Social Infrastructure
  • Life Science, Agriculture and Medicine: Medical Science and Medicinal Science

Nominator/Applicant Information: Nominations are by invitation only.

NOTE: The Office of the Provost may submit a nomination for this award. To be considered for a campus nomination, or to recommend an Illinois colleague as a candidate, use the online form here to submit the requested materials by the internal deadline provided below.

Prize/Award amount: $500,000
Internal deadline: December 12, 2016
Nomination deadline: February 28, 2017
Campus contact information: provostawards@illinois.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Balzan Prize

Award Sponsor: International Balzan Prize Foundation

The Balzan Prize’s aim is to foster culture, the sciences and the most meritorious initiatives in the cause of humanity, peace and fraternity among peoples throughout the world. The four subject areas, two in literature, the moral sciences and the arts, and two in the physical, mathematical and natural sciences and medicine, change every year. No more than four prizes may be awarded in any one year.

The 2017 Balzan Prizes will be awarded in the following fields:

  • Collective Memory
  • Gender Studies
  • Immunological Approaches in Cancer Therapy
  • The Sun’s Planetary System and Exoplanets.

Nominator/Applicant Information: Nominations are by invitation only.

NOTE: The Office of the Provost may submit a nomination for this award. To be considered for a campus nomination, or to recommend an Illinois colleague as a candidate, use the online form here to submit the requested materials by the internal deadline provided below.

Prize/Award amount: $790,000
Internal deadline: December 31, 2016
Nomination deadline: March 15, 2017
Campus contact information: provostawards@illinois.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Keio Medical Science Prize

Award Sponsor: Keio University Medical Science Fund

The Keio Medical Science Prize gives recognition to the outstanding and creative achievements of researchers in the fields of medicine and life sciences, in particular those contributing to scientific developments in medicine. It aims to promote worldwide advances in medicine and life sciences, to encourage the expansion of researcher networks throughout the world, and to contribute to the well-being of humankind.

Nominator/Applicant Information: Nominations are by invitation only.

NOTE: The Office of the Provost may submit a nomination for this award. To be considered for a campus nomination, or to recommend an Illinois colleague as a candidate, use the online form here to submit the requested materials by the internal deadline provided below.

Prize/Award amount: $190,000
Internal deadline: January 17, 2017
Nomination deadline: March (TBA)
Campus contact information: provostawards@illinois.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Shaw Prize

Award Sponsor: The Shaw Prize Foundation

The Shaw Prize is an international award to honour individuals who are currently active in their respective fields and who have recently achieved distinguished and significant advances, who have made outstanding contributions in academic and scientific research or applications, or who in other domains have achieved excellence. The award is dedicated to furthering societal progress, enhancing quality of life, and enriching humanity's spiritual civilization. The Shaw Prize consists of three annual awards: the Prize in Astronomy, the Prize in Life Science and Medicine, and the Prize in Mathematical Sciences.

Nominator/Applicant Information: Nominations are by invitation only.
Prize/Award amount: $1,200,000
Nomination deadline: November 30, 2016
Campus contact information: provostawards@illinois.edu

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Turing Award

Award Sponsor: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

The uring Award is an annual prize given an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community. The contributions should be of lasting and major technical importance to the computer field."

Nominator/Applicant Information: There is no restriction on who may nominate.
Prize/Award amount: $1,000,000
Nomination deadline: November 30, 2016
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Pulitzer Prize (Journalism)

Award Sponsor: Columbia University

The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition. Pulitzer Prizes are administered by Columbia University. There are 21 categories across journalism, letters, drama, and music. Anyone can submit an entry for a Pulitzer Prize. There is a non-refundable $50 entry fee.

Nominator/Applicant Information: There is no restriction on who may nominate.
Prize/Award amount: $10,000
Nomination deadline (Journalism): January 25, 2017

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Fields Medal

Award Sponsor: International Mathematical Union

The Fields Medal is awarded every four years on the occasion of the International Congress of Mathematicians to recognize outstanding mathematical achievement for existing work and for the promise of future achievement.

Nominator/Applicant Information: There is no restriction on who may nominate. Self-nominations are not accepted.
Prize/Award amount: $11,000
Nomination deadline: December 31, 2016

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Albert Lasker Award

Award Sponsor: Lasker Foundation

The Lasker Awards have been awarded annually since 1945 to living persons who have made major contributions to medical science or who have performed public service on behalf of medicine. The awards are sometimes referred to as "America's Nobels". Lasker Award has gained a reputation for identifying future winners of the Nobel Prize.

Nominator/Applicant Information: There is no restriction on who may nominate. Self-nominations are not accepted.
Prize/Award amount: $250,000
Nomination deadline: February 1, 2017
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Nobel Prize

Award Sponsor: Swedish Academy / Nobel Committee of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences / Nobel Committee of Karolinska Institutet / Norwegian Nobel Committee

The Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed in the fields of literature, medicine, physics, chemistry, peace, and economics by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural, and/or scientific advances.

Nominator/Applicant Information: With the exception of the Nobel Peace Prize, nominations for the Nobel Prize are by invitation only.

There is no restriction on who may nominate for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Prize/Award amount: $1,000,000
Nomination deadline: January 31 for all except Peace Prize; February 1, 2017 for Peace Prize

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National Medal of Arts

Award Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts

The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government. The National Medal of Arts is awarded by the President of the United States to individuals or groups who "...are deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support and availability of the arts in the United States."

Nominator/Applicant Information: There is no restriction on who may nominate.
Prize/Award amount: -
Nomination deadline:
February (TBA)

 
 
 
Campus Awards
 

Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award

Award Sponsor: Staff Human Resources

The Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award (CDSA) is designed to annually recognize Staff employees for their exceptional accomplishments and service to the University. Through this program, outstanding performance is encouraged in all Staff employees as they strive to win this prestigious award.

Nominator/Applicant Information: See website for information.
Nomination deadline: December 19, 2016
Campus contact information: shr@illinois.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction

Award Sponsor: Office of the Provost

Several campus level awards are given each year in recognition of excellence in undergraduate education, graduate and professional teaching, extramural teaching, advising, and research.

Nominator/Applicant Information: See website for information.
Nomination deadline: February 1, 2016
Campus contact information: tab-awards@illinois.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership

Award Sponsor: Office of the Provost

Illinois is a premier public university where faculty members provide outstanding leadership that enriches the intellectual vitality of the campus and the broader community. In recognition of those faculty who distinguish themselves with their vision of the future and their effort to enable and promote others in shaping that future, several campus level awards for excellence in faculty leadership are given annually.

Nominator/Applicant Information: See website for information.
Nomination deadline: March 15, 2016
Campus contact information: provostawards@illinois.edu

 
 
 
Other Award Opportunities for Faculty
 

The following funding opportunities do not have limited submission restrictions and faculty are welcome to apply or nominate colleagues directly.

 

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Grants

Award Sponsor: Burroughs Wellcome Fund

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund's grantmaking strategies support biomedical scientists at the beginning of their careers and areas of science that are poised for significant advancement but are currently undervalued and underfunded.  

BWF has programs which support primary and secondary students, science and mathematics teachers, institutions, and academic scientists: postdoctoral-faculty bridging awards and faculty awards.

The majority of the BWF’s grantmaking is through competitive award programs. Most awards are made to degree-granting institutions in the United States and Canada on behalf of individual researchers, who must be nominated by their institution.

Nominator/Applicant Information: Applications accepted.
Prize/Award amount: up to $700,000 over five years
Nomination deadline: Varies
Campus contact information: Barlow LeVold, Office of Foundation Relations

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American Council of Learned Societies

ACLS offers many programs that promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research and support scholars at the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career.

Nominator/Applicant Information: Applications accepted.
Prize/Award amount: varies
Nomination deadline: Submission deadlines fall between October 2016 and March 2017
Campus contact information: Maria Gillombardo

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National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers a wide variety of grant programs for both individuals and institutions.

For further information and/or application assistance, contact Professor Craig Koslofsky, Chair, External Grants Faculty Advising - Humanities, Arts & Related Fields or Maria Gillombardo, External Funding Coordinator, OVCR - Humanities, Arts & Related Fields.

Nominator/Applicant Information: Applications accepted.
Prize/Award amount: varies
Nomination deadline: Submission deadlines fall between October 2016 and March 2017
Campus contact information: Maria Gillombardo

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Residential Fellowships

There is a wide range of residential fellowships open to humanists and humanistic social scientists – among them, institutes for advanced study (e.g., Radcliffe; Stanford), policy-focused programs (e.g., Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars), and visiting scholars programs (e.g., American Academy of Arts and Sciences Visiting Scholars Program; National Humanities Center; Newberry and Huntington Libraries).

Requirements and eligibility vary for each program.

Nominator/Applicant Information: Applications accepted.
Prize/Award amount: varies
Nomination deadline: Many have fall application deadlines. 
Campus contact information:
For a more comprehensive list of these opportunities, contact Maria Gillombardo, External Funding Coordinator, OVCR - Humanities, Arts & Related Fields.

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