Early Career Award for Research and Creativity

Award Description

This award is given to a full-time University faculty member within their first 10 years in a full-time appointment whose research accomplishments or creative endeavors have been outstanding and whose scholarly/creative products are considered to have had high impact in the faculty member's discipline and/or on society. The recipient receives a prize of $3,000, a plaque commemorating the achievement, and recognition at key university venues. 

Eligibility

  • Within first 10 years in a full‐time faculty appointment.  
  • Full‐time tenured/tenure‐track faculty member in good standing at the time of the nomination. 
  • Below the rank of Full Professor.  
  • Multiple scholarly/creative products (articles, books, performances, exhibitions, etc.) considered to have had high impact in the faculty member’s discipline and/or on society.  
  • Recognition by the faculty member’s discipline.  
  • Has never won the UNT Early Career Achievement in Research and Creativity Award.  
  • Complete curriculum vitae.  
  • List of the highest affiliations/awards in the discipline and with her/his professional societies/organizations.  
  • List of doctoral or MFA students mentored (student name, degree, project title, and graduation date for each).  
  • Copies/documentations of up to five (5) works (exhibitions, performances, or publications) considered to have had high impact, and reflecting the establishment of a substantial program of research.  
  • For publications, include full copies (and, if journal article, include citation statistics). 
  • For performances or exhibitions, include official documentation such as museum brochure, concert program, etc.  
  • Up to 1000 words describing the impact of the nominee’s work, in language understandable to persons outside the discipline. 

Nomination Procedures

Self‐nominations will not be considered.

Submission Process

Each nomination, including any supporting materials, should be received electronically by the Division of Research & Innovation via email to intramuralgrants@unt.edu. If you have books or supporting materials in addition to your electronic application packet please schedule an appointment to drop off materials in Hurley Admin 210 between 9AM - 12PM Monday through Friday by emailing Katie.Herring@unt.edu.

Selection Process

Nominations are evaluated by a panel of UNT faculty and administrators who make recommendations to the Vice President for Research and Innovation and the Provost. 

Deadline

All completed nomination packets must be received by 5:00 PM, November 6, 2020. Visit the Office of Research and Innovation for further information.

Award Recipients

YEAR

FACULTY MEMBER

DEPARTMENT

2019-2020

Ana Alonso

Biological Sciences

2018-2019

Gerardo Andres Cisneros

Chemistry

2018-2019

Hassan Takabi

Computer Science and Engineering

2017-2018

Jill Talbot

English

2016-2017

Nora Gilbert

English

2016-2017

Alexandra Ponette-Gonzalez

Geography and the Environment

2015-2016

Jacqueline DeMeritt

Political Science

2014-2015

Yan Wan

Electrical Engineering

2013-2014

Miroslav Penkov

English 

2012-2013

Peter Collins

Materials Science & Engineering

2011-2012

Jincheng Du

Materials Science

2010-2011

Guido Verbeck

Chemistry

2009-2010

Pamela Padilla

Biological Sciences

2008-2009

Rada Mihalcea

Computer Science & Engineering