The Penn State Behrend Council of Fellows established the Research Award in 1982 to recognize that faculty member who, in the opinion of his/her peers, truly fills the role of an inspired, dedicated researcher.
Eligibility: Any full-time faculty member who has completed two years or more of continuous full-time service as of the judging date is eligible for this award. Previous recipients of the award are ineligible for a period of five years. Recent recipients of this award include: Jay Amicangelo (2009), Xiaocong Fan (2010), Greg Filbeck (2011), George Looney and Diane Parente (2012), and Blair Tuttle (2013).
Nomination Procedure: School directors shall solicit nominations annually from their respective faculty members. In addition to these nominations, any full-time faculty member of the College may nominate a colleague for the award. A nominee's body of work during the previous five to seven years will receive the highest emphasis, although the entire body of work while at the College will be considered. Self-nominations are not permitted. To be consistent, mentoring of undergraduate student research will not count toward the award, however, publications/presentations which include undergraduate student collaborators will be.
Each school director will forward a single nomination to the Chancellor's Office by April 11, 2014. Nominations must include a completed nomination form, those sections of the nominee’s curriculum vitae pertaining to “The Scholarship of Research and Creative Accomplishments,” and a statement from the school director that includes a detailed discussion of the nominee's qualifications, the quality of publications, and the scholarly reputation of the nominee.
Note: There is no online nomination form for this award. Please print and complete the paper version of this form.
Award Announcement: The recipient of this award will be announced prior to commencement and will be posted to the Behrend home page.