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College of Arts and Sciences

the college of arts and sciences excellence in research award.

the requirements

Eligibility: Graduate faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences

Nominator: Department or program chair or UNO colleague


  • the candidate’s C.V.
  • a letter from the nominator that addresses the quality and importance of the candidate’s scholarship relative to his/her discipline.
  • a letter from the candidate’s department chair (if the chair is not the nominator) or other seconder supporting the nomination.
  • other letters of recommendation, ideally, including letters from experts outside the University of Nebraska System.


  • contribution to intellectual environment locally, regionally, nationally, or internationally through excellence in research
  • originality/creativity and significance of the research
  • presentations, invited/refereed at conferences at professional meetings at local, state, national, or international forums
  • professional research activity, such as grants (completed and funded)
  • awards and honors received relative to research
  • participation in the publication of a scholarly journal as part of the editorial board
  • other activities that may not have been addressed by the guidelines stated above

the process

Nomination: Nomination forms may be submitted either in hard copy or by email to Joan Bell no later than April 11, 2014.  As secretary to the Advisory Committee, Joan will send out a congratulatory email to all nominees, copied to department chairs (and/or nominators) which will include the url for the award procedures and requirements.

Letters of Support
The dean’s office will solicit all letters of support excluding letters of nomination.  Nominees will submit a list of names and contact information for letters of support to Joan no later than August 1, 2014.   For those listed who are not current employees or students of UNO, nominees must provide a home, business, or email address.

Nominees may want to also contact their list of supporters directly to encourage their participation.

Nominees are encouraged to supply a few more names than the required number of support letters to increase the likelihood of sufficient responses. 

Letters of support may be submitted either in hard copy or by email to these respective addresses:

Joan Bell
6001 Dodge Street
University of Nebraska at Omaha
AS 280A
Omaha, NE 68182-0013                         OR                     

All letters will be forwarded to respective nominees so that nominees may select which letters to include and include those with the final applications.

Applications and all supporting materials must be received no later than October 3, 2014. 

Committee Review: The Advisory Committee will work throughout the fall semester reviewing award materials.  Their recommendations to the dean will be completed no later than the end of November. 

Award Announcements: Letters of congratulations from the dean will go out to all award winners as well as all nominees no later than the end of December.  Copies will be sent to respective department chairs.


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