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Faculty Award Nomination Opportunities - October 2016 Announcement
 

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

Campus-coordinated nominations are indicated. If you have recommended candidates for these awards, please use this online form to submit the requested materials by the stated deadline.

 
 
 
Campus-Coordinated Awards
 

The Dan David Prize recognizes and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms. It aims to foster universal values of excellence, creativity, justice, democracy and progress and to promote the scientific, technological and humanistic achievements that advance and improve our world.

The Dan David Prize covers three time dimensions - Past, Present and Future - that represent realms of human achievement. Each year the International Board chooses one field within each time dimension. The 2017 fields are "Archaeology and Natural Sciences" (Past); "Literature" (Present); and "Astronomy" (Future).

There is no restriction on who may nominate for this award, and faculty are encouraged to nominate their colleagues.

Additionally, the Office of the Provost may submit a nomination in any of the categories.

To recommend an Illinois nominee, use this online form to submit a short citation/brief rationale for the nomination, a summary of accomplishments relative to the award, and a current CV for the candidate.

The internal campus deadline is October 21, 2016.

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The World Cultural Council acknowledges individuals or institutions that have made outstanding achievements in science, education, and the arts by granting the Albert Einstein World Award of Science, the José Vasconcelos World Award of Education, and the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts to eminent figures whose work has had a significantly positive impact on the cultural legacy of mankind. These prizes are widely recognized in the scientific, educational and arts communities. While the Albert Einstein award is given annually, the José Vasconcelos and Leonardo da Vinci awards are given in alternate years.

The Albert Einstein World Award of Science was created as a means of recognition and encouragement for scientific and technological research and development. It takes into special consideration research which has brought true benefit and well-being to mankind.

The “Leonardo da Vinci” World Award of Arts has been established as a means of acknowledgment to those who offer a positive message to mankind through different expressions of art. It is conferred upon a renowned artist, sculptor, writer, poet, cinematographer, photographer, architect, musician or other performing artist, whose work constitutes a significant contribution to the artistic legacy of the world.

Nominations are restricted. The Office of the Provost may submit a nomination in either of the categories.

To recommend an Illinois nominee, use this online form to submit a short citation/brief rationale for the nomination, a summary of accomplishments relative to the award, and a current CV for the candidate.

The internal campus deadline is October 21, 2016.

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The Ho-Am Prize is awarded for “Recognition for the Ennoblement of the Human Spirit in Academics, The Arts, and Human Welfare.” The six prize categories are Science, Engineering, Medicine, The Arts, Community Service, and Special Field. In all categories except Community Service, the Prize is awarded to people of Korean heritage.

Nominations for the Ho-Am Prize are by invitation. The Office of the Provost may submit a nomination in any of the categories open to Illinois faculty.

To recommend an Illinois nominee, use this online form to submit a short citation/brief rationale for the nomination, a summary of accomplishments relative to the award, and a current CV for the candidate.

The internal campus deadline is October 31, 2016.

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

  1. Sustainable development of the world: "Prevention of Climate Change"
  2. Betterment of the welfare of mankind: "Alleviation of Poverty"
  3. Promotion of positive life attitude and enhancement of positive energy: "Promotion of Harmony among Diverse Groups"

Nominations for the LUI Che Woo Prize are by invitation. The Office of the Provost may submit a nomination in any of the categories.

To recommend an Illinois nominee, use this online form to submit a short citation/brief rationale for the nomination, a summary of accomplishments relative to the award, and a current CV for the candidate.

The internal campus deadline is November 11, 2016.

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National and International Awards
 

The Alan T. Waterman Award recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by the National Science Foundation. In addition to a medal, the awardee receives a grant of $1,000,000 over a five year period for scientific research or advanced study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, social, or other sciences at the institution of the recipient's choice.

There is no restriction on who may nominate for the Alan T. Waterman Award, and faculty are welcome to nominate their colleagues. To request support for a nomination, please e-mail provostawards@illinois.edu.

The nomination deadline is October 21, 2016.

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The Richard Rodgers Awards are given for the development of the musical theater. The awards subsidize full productions, studio productions, and staged readings by nonprofit theaters in New York City of works by composers and writers who are not already established in this field. The Richard Rodgers Awards are the only awards for which the Academy accepts applications.

The submission deadline is November 1, 2016.

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The Eni Awards were created to develop better use of renewable energy, promote environmental research and encourage new generations of researchers. The annual awards highlight the critical importance increasingly given by Eni in recent years to scientific research and issues of sustainability. 

The 2017 competition is made up of three sections divided into different topics for external projects and includes two Young Researcher of the Year prizes.

The deadline for proposals is November 25, 2016.

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The Dan David Prize recognizes and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms. It aims to foster universal values of excellence, creativity, justice, democracy and progress and to promote the scientific, technological and humanistic achievements that advance and improve our world.

The Dan David Prize covers three time dimensions - Past, Present and Future - that represent realms of human achievement. Each year the International Board chooses one field within each time dimension. The 2017 fields are "Archaeology and Natural Sciences" (Past); "Literature" (Present); and "Astronomy" (Future).

There is no restriction on who may nominate for this award, and faculty are welcome to nominate their colleagues.

Additionally, the Office of the Provost may submit a nomination in any of the categories.

To recommend an Illinois nominee, use this online form to submit a short citation/brief rationale for the nomination, a summary of accomplishments relative to the award, and a current CV for the candidate.

The internal campus deadline is October 21, 2016.

The Dan David Prize nomination deadline is November 30, 2016.

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The Bower Award for Business Leadership is presented annually to a leader in American business or industry, who, in his/her life and work, personifies outstanding qualities and attainments in leadership, the advancement of sound economic practices, and adherence to the highest ethical standards.

The nomination deadline is OPEN.

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Benjamin Franklin Medals recognize and promote excellence in science, technology, and industry. The endowed Benjamin Franklin Medals are given annually in the following seven disciplines of science:

  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Cognitive Science
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Life Science
  • Civil and Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics

The nomination deadline is OPEN.

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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.

In Journalism:
Site will open for new entries in December 2016.

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In Drama:
Entry deadline is December 31. Productions opening in the United States during 2016 are eligible.

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In Music:
Entry deadline is December 31. Works that receive their United States premiere during 2016 are eligible.

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In Letters (Books):
Productions opening in the United States during 2016 are eligible. Entry deadlines for 2016 have passed (June 15 and October 1).

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The Volvo Environment Prize is intended to reward outstanding scientific discoveries or innovations which in broad terms fall within the environmental field. The span of disciplines and activities for which nominations can be made is wide and includes all disciplines which have relevance to the environment. The research of nominees should be based on scientific grounds but must clearly show impacts outside of the specific discipline.

The deadline is January 10, 2017.

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The Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry is intended to foster and encourage basic chemical research and to recognize, in a substantial manner, the value of chemical research contributions for the benefit of mankind.

The deadline is January 31, 2017.

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The Nobel Prize is one of the most prestigious awards given worldwide. It consists of a set of annual international awards bestowed in a number of categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural, and/or scientific advances.The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards the Nobel Prize in Physics, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences; the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; the Swedish Academy grants the Nobel Prize in Literature; and the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

With the exception of the Nobel Peace Prize, nominations for the Nobel Prize are by invitation only. Any person who meets the nomination criteria may nominate for the Nobel Peace Prize. For Nobel Prizes requiring them, invitations are sent in September.

The deadline for the Nobel Peace Prize is February 1 annually.

For all other Nobel Prizes, the deadline is January 31 annually.

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Campus Awards
 

The Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) Award is designed to recognize the importance of contributions made by academic professionals.  Academic professionals perform a wide range of critical functions for our campus community and beyond.  They advise, counsel and assist our students, faculty and staff.  They provide critical administrative support, support our research laboratories and educational programs, and offer important outreach programs throughout the state.  This award is intended to honor the special accomplishments of individuals in this employment category.

The deadline is October 28, 2016.

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Proposals are being accepted for International Conference Grants and International Research Travel Grants. Under this program, Illinois International offers funding to sponsor international conferences on the Urbana-Champaign campus, as well as international research travel by Illinois faculty.

The deadline for proposal submission is November 4, 2016.

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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.

The deadline is December 19, 2016.

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Other Award Opportunities for Faculty
 
Faculty Funding Opportunities

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

 

Jefferson Science Fellowships are open to tenured or similarly ranked faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning who are U.S. citizens. Selected Fellows spend one year on assignment at the U.S. Department of State or USAID as science advisors on foreign policy issues. Assignments are tailored to the needs of the hosting office, while taking into account the Fellows’ interests and areas of expertise.

Application deadline is October 31, 2016.

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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.

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.

Submission deadlines fall between October 2016 and March 2017.

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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.

Application deadlines vary.

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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.

Many have fall application deadlines. 

For a more comprehensive list of these opportunities, contact Maria Gillombardo, External Funding Coordinator, OVCR - Humanities, Arts & Related Fields.