Award Value: Beginning in 2013, two awards valued at $1,000 each will be granted until the fund is depleted.
Nominators: Individuals or groups of UPEI faculty, staff, or students may submit nominations.
Eligibility: A nominee can be a UPEIFA member, staff member, or volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to the research enterprise at UPEI.
From Dr. Schultz's letter which established the fund:
The research success of an institution rests fundamentally on the excellence, dedication and insights of its researchers and their teams of collaborators, trainees, students, and technicians. However, their success also rests on the work of those who might be labeled the "unsung heroes" of the research enterprise – that is, those whose work behind the scenes and serve to make it all possible – faculty, staff, and volunteers who focus their service on the committees that enable research to proceed; ethics, policy development, and internal grants. For example: those who bring their expertise to ensuring legislative, regulatory and best practice compliance; and those who keep the accounts, fine tune the proposals, develop contracts, and steer strategic initiatives that enable research success. These contributions could include the design or development of a new research policy or procedures, chairing, or being a member of, a compliance committee during a particularly demanding time, providing key support to the development of institutional proposals for significant research funding, and/or continuously going above and beyond to enhance the research experience at the university.
Deadline: The Scholarships and Awards Committee will accept nominations until April 14, 2017
Submission Requirement: Nominators must provide documentation that demonstrates the Nominee's contributions to research at UPEI. Include the:
Review Process: The UPEI Scholarship and Awards Committee will compile and forward nominations to the VP Academic and Research for review and consultation with the Research Advisory Committee. The final decision will be made by the Scholarship and Awards Committee based on the recommendations received.
Please direct questions to Jan Coffin at 902-566-6479 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations can be submitted by email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Paper nominations may be delivered to the Registrar's Office, or to Kelley 232/233.
Nominations must be submitted by April 14, 2017.