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Faculty of Science Research and Mentorship Awards

30 October 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Goals

  • To acknowledge the extraordinary research achievements and dedication to research in the Faculty of Science (FSc)
  • To enhance the profile of Science research at York and beyond

Categories

  1. Early Career Research Award
  2. Established Research Award
  3. Excellence in Graduate Mentorship Award

Evaluations and Eligibility Criteria

The awards are intended to recognize research carried out in the last three years and after the nominee’s appointment to York University.  The nominee must be a full-time faculty member whose primary appointment is in the Faculty of Science at York University.  Faculty members are eligible to receive an award only once every 10 years.

Early Career Researcher Award

  • A maximum of 12 years since receiving their PhD (parental leave is not counted as part of the 12 year period; however, such periods must be identified in the nomination letter).
  • Established a high quality independent research program involving the training of Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP).

Established Researcher Award

  • A minimum of 12 years since receiving their PhD
  • Established a research program of international stature involving the training of Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP).
  • Excellence in Graduate Mentorship Award

      This award recognizes an outstanding commitment to the education and training of graduate students in FSc.

Selection Procedure for the Early Career and Established Researcher Awards

Only complete applications will be reviewed by the Research and Awards Committee which consists of one member from each unit, the Associate Dean of Research and the FSc Research Officer.  In the event that a member of the Research and Awards Committee is nominated for one of the awards, that member will not participate in the selection process for the award.  The award recipients will be selected by the Dean of the Faculty of Science based on the recommendation by the Research and Awards Committee.  The application package will be valid for one year each category will normally be awarded annually.

The Selection Committee will evaluate each application based on the candidate’s achievements while at York University.

Nomination letters for the Early Career and Established Researcher Awards should normally provide evidence over the past three years for:

  • High quality scholarly activity
  • External recognition (prestigious awards, professional society memberships, community involvement)
  • Contribution to training of students and post-doctoral fellows
  • Contributions to the advancement and mobilization of knowledge and its impact of society

Nomination letters for the Graduate Mentorship Award should provide evidence over the past three years for high quality mentorship in an FSc Graduate Program.

Application Process for Early and Established Researcher Awards

The candidate must be an FSc faculty member with a full-time appointment with the University and must be nominated by another York University faculty member.  The nomination letter should describe how the candidate satisfies the above criteria.  The nomination package should include the nomination form, nomination letter, a complete CV (Tri-council Canada Common CV recommended) and two letters of reference from York colleagues.  The application should be submitted electronically to the Research Officer, Jerusha Lederman fscro@yorku.ca

Application Process for Excellence in Graduate Mentorship Award

The candidate has to be an FSc faculty member with a full-time appointment with the University.  Nominations can be made either by a York faculty member or a graduate student with approval of the relevant Graduate Program Director.  The nomination package should include the nomination form, nomination letter, a complete CV (Canada Common CV recommended) and 3 letters of support from present and/or past graduate students mentored by the candidate.  The application should be submitted electronically to the Research Officer, Jerusha Lederman fscro@yorku.ca Nomination letters for the Excellence in Graduate Mentorship Awards should normally provide evidence over the past three years that a supervisor:

  • Is an effective communicator
  • Establishes a supportive but challenging environment for research and scholarly activities
  • Provides constructive criticism and fosters independence
  • Creates opportunities and assists with transitioning
  • Encourages and facilitates industrial internships for the students (if applicable)

Nomination Form: Faculty of Science Research and Mentorship Award Nomination Form

Deadline

October 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Value of the Awards

Recipients of the Awards will each receive $3,000 that will be deposited into an appropriate research cost centre.