Call for Nominations for Alumni Award for Research Excellence

On behalf of the Alumni Association, the Office of the Vice President for Research invites you and your faculty to submit nominations for the Alumni Award for Research Excellence. Awards are made in two categories: science or engineering and social sciences, humanities, or arts with one award in each category and no more than one awardee from a single major unit (college or institute). Two awards will be given in the coming year and will be presented at a ceremony in August/September, 2012. Each recipient will be awarded $2000 and a plaque. Individuals who were nominated last year will automatically be considered for an award again this year by the committee, but the nominator is encouraged to update their nominees’ dossiers (e.g., CV, references). Within their dossier, all nominees' must list publications by category and provide a separate listing of grants and contracts that they have been awarded.
Nominations should be sent electronically to Debbie Nester (, PDF files preferred) by close of business on November 30, 2011. Letters of recommendation will be due at the Office of the Vice President for Research by close of business on January 23, 2012 with awards being chosen no later than March 7, 2012. Nominators should contact Debbie Nester ( or 231-1483) by January 23 to confirm that letters of recommendation for their nominees have been received.
Please call this opportunity to the attention of all faculty as soon as possible. Attached is a description of the award and of the format to be used in submitting nominations (research presented for this award must have been conducted since the nominee joined the Virginia Tech faculty).

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