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James F. Lubker Faculty Research Award

Nomination Deadline: November 3, 2017

Materials Submission Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 9, 2018

Award: $1000

The James F. Lubker Faculty Research Award was created and is supported by the academic deans to honor Dr. Jim Lubker, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders (1995 - 2009), Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts (1995 - 2005), and Interim Executive Vice President and Provost (2005 - 2009).  This award is an annual cash prize recognizing a UNI faculty member for "excellence in research and scholarship".

Eligibility and Criteria

  1. Nominees must be a tenured member of the University of Northern Iowa faculty with at least five years of full-time service at UNI at the time of nomination. 
  2. Faculty are limited to receiving the award every ten years.
  3. The major selection criterion is exceptional original contributions to research and scholarship, including the creative and performing arts. 
  4. A faculty member may not apply for the James F. Lubker Faculty Research Award and the Distinguished Scholar Award in the  same year. If nominated for both, the faculty member will have to choose which award to apply for.

Selection Procedures

  1. One nomination from each department may be made from the department head to the dean by Friday, November 3, 2017. The department head will include the CV of the nominated faculty member along with the nomination.
  2. After consulting with the College Senate, the dean will forward up to two names (CHAS: up to four names; ideally two from HFA,and two from NS) for consideration to the Graduate College by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 12, 2018. 
    The deans’ nominees will be notified by the Graduate College to submit supporting materials, which are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 9, 2018.
  3. Each dean will select one representative (CHAS: two representatives) from their college, but outside the departments of the nominees, to serve on the selection committee. 
  4. The Awardee will be recognized at the Annual Graduate Faculty Meeting in April. The Awardee will receive a plaque and subsequently a $1000 award through payroll.

 For additional information contact Gabriela Olivares, Interim Associate Dean (3-2748) or