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Distinguished Researcher Award

In our ongoing efforts to encourage excellence in research at ISU and honor those who have accomplished it, the Office for Research & Economic Development is once again accepting nominations for the Distinguished Researcher Award.

Each year, an Idaho State University faculty member is selected for the ISU Distinguished Researcher Award for faculty members who have made significant contributions in research to the University and society. Full-time ISU faculty are invited to nominate a member of the faculty who exemplifies excellence in research. Please consider research attributes only. Elements such as service and teaching are not to be considered for this award. Nominees should meet the following eligibility standards:

  1. Any member of the university faculty currently in his or her third or subsequent year of full-time service at Idaho State University, and
  2. She or he must be continuing as a member of the University faculty for 2015 - 2016

The ISU Research Council will select a maximum of five (5) Outstanding Researchers from the nominees. The Research Council will provide this information to the Vice President for Research & Economic Development, who along with Associate Dean's for Research (or designees) from the respective colleges, will select the Distinguished Researcher. The faculty member chosen for this award will be honoured at the Distinguished Faculty Awards reception as the Distinguished Researcher and will be given an award of $3,000.

Only one nomination ballot is needed per nominee.

Selection Criteria for the Distinguished Researcher Award

  1. Significance/impact of the research, scholarship, creative activities in relation to the frontiers of knowledge in that field.
  2. Publication of research findings in peer reviewed national or international journals or juried/invitational show, exhibits, or performances.
  3. Excellence in basic or applied research as evidenced by invention disclosures, provisional patent applications, perfected patents, advisory positions in industry, or mentorship of successful students.
  4. Evidence of extended, intentional development of the topic of research that resulted in a significant contribution.
  5. Any other evidence of the outstanding nature of the research activity that may be relevant.
  6. The review committees will consider the entire body of research conducted over a career, but the work conducted at ISU will be emphasized in the review.

Download the nomination form in DOCX


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