Nominations Due Thursday, February 11th, 2014
Each year the faculty members at Middle Tennessee State University nominate their peers for the Distinguished Research Award. This award recognizes research achievement defined as "original creative scholarly activity, which generates new knowledge, product or application." This award generally represents the combined results of a systematic research program. This award also carries a monetary honorarium from the Middle Tennessee State University Foundation.
For the purpose of this award, research includes original creative scholarly activity, which generates new knowledge, product or application. This definition includes empirical studies, analytical literature searches which result in substantial modification of existing explanations of events, and/or creation of scholarly works of expression or appreciation. This award is not designed to recognize a single major breakthrough, but generally represents the combined results of a systematic research program.
All full-time, non-temporary faculty members, except those who have been recipients within the previous five years (see below list), are eligible for nomination. No one is eligible for more than one Foundation Award in any given year.
To be eligible for the award, the research should meet the following criteria.
Originality. The research should generate new knowledge, new creative expression, or substantially reorganize and reinterpret existing knowledge.
Advancement. The research should foster the development of theory and explanations of topics or directly contribute to the understanding and solution of important problems.
Recognition. The research must be recognized as a significant contribution to the academic discipline.
Time Frame. The research must have been performed while an employee of MTSU and either worked upon or completed within the last five years.
The official nomination form must be completed and included. Nominations must be submitted by two faculty members within the discipline or closely allied fields. A faculty member may recommend no more than one nominee. Research NOMINATION FORM
With reference to the stated criteria and in consultation with members of the academic discipline, the following materials are requested for consideration:
The materials presented will be reviewed by the Faculty Research and Creative Activity Committee and the names and materials of the finalists will be recommended to the Provost, who will make the final selection. In addition to a review of materials used in the initial screening, the committee may request additional information or a personal interview. The recipient(s) will be announced at the Annual Fall Faculty Meeting.
All nominations should be sent via email attachment to Kellie.Hilker@mtsu.edu.
Any further questions, please contact Kellie.Hilker@mtsu.edu or 494-8918.
Recipients of the MTSU Distinguished Research Award within the previous five years are:
2007-2008 Dr. Abdul Khaliq (Mathematics)
Dr. Don Morgan (Health and Human Performance)
Dr. Philip Phillips (English)
2008-2009 Dr. Mark Anshel (Health and Human Performance)
Dr.Angela Mertig (Sociology and Anthropology)
Dr. Don Hong (Mathematical Sciences)
2010-2011 Dr. Ron Aday (Sociology and Anthropology)
Dr. Bruce Cahoon (Biology)
2011-2012 Dr. Andrew Brower (Biology)
2012-2013 Dr. Paul S. Foster (Psychology)
Dr. Minsoo Kang (Health & Human Performance)
Dr. Kevin Smith (Sociology & Anthropology)
Faculty Research and Creative Activity Committee
Ingram Building, Room 011B
Coordinator: Kellie Hilker
Current FRCAC Committee Members