Division of Research and Economic Development

Expanding the University's research enterprise.

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Gerald Sonnenfeld, Ph.D., Vice President
URI Division of Research and Economic Development and
Chair, URI Research Foundation
cordially invite you to attend the

2017 RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD CEREMONY 

recognizing outstanding individuals at the University of Rhode Island.

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 1–2:30 p.m.
Agnes G. Doody Auditorium, Swan Hall

URI DIVISION OF RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD
Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities

Victoria Ferraro, College of Arts and Sciences

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD
Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
Matthew Constant, College of Engineering

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD
Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
Miryam Yusufov, College of Health Sciences

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD
Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
Carrie McDonough, Graduate School of Oceanography

EARLY CAREER FACULTY RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD
Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
Skye Leedahl, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Health Sciences

EARLY CAREER FACULTY RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD
Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
Kunal Mankodiya, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering

ADVANCED CAREER FACULTY RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD
Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
Joëlle Rollo-Koster, Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

ADVANCED CAREER FACULTY RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD
Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
William Euler, Professor and Chair, College of Arts and Sciences

URI RESEARCH FOUNDATION

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY EXCELLENCE AWARD
Brett Lucht, Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Award recipients will be recognized during Commencement May 21, 2017.

Prior Excellence Awards Recipients by Year

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    Excellence Award Recipients 
    2016 EXCELLENCE AWARDS RECIPIENTS (press release)

    Undergraduate Student Research and Scholarship Excellence Award Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
    Samuel Spink

    Graduate Student Research and Scholarship Excellence Award
    Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
    Mehmet Yalcin

    Graduate Student Research and Scholarship Excellence Award
    Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
    Mary Dzaugis

    Early Career Faculty Research and Scholarship Excellence Award
    Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
    Assistant Professor Erik Loomis

    Early Career Faculty Research and Scholarship Excellence Award
    Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
    Assistant Professor Matthew Kiesewetter

    Advanced Career Faculty Research and Scholarship Excellence Award Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
    Professor Ruby Dholakia

    Advanced Career Faculty Research and Scholarship Excellence Award Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
    Professor Oleg Andreev

    Intellectual Property Excellence Award
    Professor Mohammad Faghri and
    Professor Constantine Anagnostopoulos


  • RS58144_FND-20150512-NL-045L

    Pictured Left to right back row: Vice President Gerald Sonnenfeld, Adam Roth, Oleg Andreev, Yana Reshetnyak, Brian Krueger, President David M. Dooley Left to right front row: Jacqueline Webb, Faith Skodmin, Rachel Dunham, Lucy Tillman, Caitlin Masterson, Jingyi Duan, Nicole Serio, Alison Tovar, and Brett Lucht. Not pictured: Ashish Chadha

     

    Undergraduate Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
    Rachel Dunham, Lucy Tillman and Faith Skodmin

    Undergraduate Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
    Caitlin Masterson

    Graduate Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
    Jingyi Duan

    Graduate Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
    Nicole Serio

    Early Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
    Associate Professor Ashish Chadha

    Early Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
    Assistant Alison Tovar

    Advanced Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
    Professor Brian Krueger

    Advanced Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
    Professor Brett Lucht

    Intellectual Property Excellence Award
    Professor Oleg Andreev and Professor Yana Reshetnyak

  • Group

    Pictured left to right: President Dooley, Kerry L. LaPlante, Sangmin You, Jacqueline Webb, Jessica Lipschitz, Mindy Levine, Morgan Breene, James Petell, Abhishek Kantak, Walter Besio (and his daughter). Not pictured: Holly Dunsworth, Nikhilesh Dholakia

     

    Undergraduate Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
    Morgan L. Breene

    Undergraduate Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
    Sangmin You

    Graduate Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
    Jessica M. Lipschitz

    Graduate Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
    Abhishek A. Kantak

    Early Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
    Assistant Professor Holly M. Dunsworth

    Early Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
    Assistant Professor Mindy Levine

    Advanced Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
    Professor Nikhilesh Dholakia

    Advanced Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
    Associate Professor Kerry L. LaPlante

    Intellectual Property Excellence Award
    Professor Walter G. Besio

  • Excellence Awards

    Left to right, top row:  Yana Reshetnyak, President Dooley, Peter Alfonso, Jason Dwyer, Kathleen Davis;left to right, seated: Margaret Ordonez, Andrew Burnap, Qing Yang, Carlos Garcia-Quijano, Megan Martinelli, Teresa Mako, Amir Shirazi. Not pictured: Rakesh Tiwari

     

    Undergraduate Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
    Andrew Burnap

    Undergraduate Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
    Teresa Mako

    Graduate Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
    Megan Martinelli

    Graduate Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
    Amir Nasrolahi Shirazi

    Postdoctoral Fellow Research Excellence Award
    Rakesh Tiwari

    Early Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
    Assistant Professor Carlos Garcia-Quijano

    Early Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
    Associate Professor Jason Dwyer

    Advanced Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
    Professor Kathleen Davis

    Advanced Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
    Professor Yana Reshetnyak

    Intellectual Property Excellence Award
    Professor Qing Yang

  • Excellence Awards 2012Left to right: President Dooley, Angela Slitt, Julie Coiro, Matin Amani, Justin Brown, Lisa Weyandt, Cameron Frament, Anne Fairlie, Zahir Shaikh, Margaret Ordonez, Peter Alfonso 

     

    Undergraduate Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
    Justin Brown

    Undergraduate Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
    Cameron Frament

    Graduate Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
    Anne Fairlie

    Graduate Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
    Matin Amani

    Early Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
    Assistant Professor Julie Coiro

    Early Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
    Associate Professor Angela Slitt

    Advanced Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
    Professor Lisa Weyandt

    Advanced Career Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
    Professor Zahir Shaikh

    Intellectual Property Excellence Award
    Professor Marta Gomez-Chiarri and Professor David R. Nelson
    “Delivery of DNA Vaccines into Fish by Immersion”

    Intellectual Property Excellence Award
    Professor Ying Sun, Professor John DiCecco, Professor Robert Hill, Jiang Wu
    “Processor Controlled Voltage-Current Analysis of Nerve and Muscle Tissues”

    Intellectual Property Excellence Award
    Professors Yana Reshetnyak, Oleg Andreev, Donald Engelman
    “Selective Delivery of Molecules into Cells or Marking of Cells in Diseased Tissue Regions Using Environmentally Sensitive Transmembrane Peptide”

  • Research Award
    Professor Arijit Bose

    Research Award
    Professor Keykavous Parang

    Research Award
    Professor Mary Cappello

     

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor Walter G. Besio

    Intellectual Property Award
    Assistant Professor Helen Huang

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor Jimmie C. Oxley, Professor James Smith, Joseph Brady

  • Research Award
    Professor Shaw K. Chen

    Research Award
    Professor Donna M. Hughes

    Research Award
    Professor Mustafa R. Kulenovic

     

    Intellectual Property Award
    Associate Professor Fatemeh Akhlaghi

    Intellectual Property Award
    Associate Professor Yana K. Reshetnyak, Associate Professor Oleg A. Andreev, Professor Donald M. Engelman

  • Research Award
    Professor Brett L. Lucht

    Research Award
    Professor Mohammad Faghri

    Research Award
    Professor Guo-Ming Chen

    Research Award
    Professor Galen A. Johnson

    Research Award
    Professor Patricia M. Burbank

     

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor Thomas N. Mather

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor William B. Euler

  • Research Award
    Professor Martin J. Bide

    Research Award
    Assistant Professor Niall G. Howlett

    Research Award
    Professor Maury N. Klein

    Research Award
    Associate Professor Laura A. Meyerson

    Research Award
    Professor Jimmie C. Oxley

     

    Outreach Award
    Professor Alfred G. Killilea

    Outreach Award
    Jerry W. Paquin

    Outreach Award
    Heather H. Faubert

     

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor Arijit Bose, Jayashri Sarkar

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor Brett Lucht, Professor William Euler

    Intellectual Property Award
    Rob Vincent

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor Qing Yang, Wejun Xiao, Jin Ren

  • Research Award
    Professor R. Choudary Hanumara 

    Research Award
    Professor Jimmie C. Oxley

     

    Outreach Award
    Professor Gail R. Faris

    Outreach Award
    Research Associate Linda T.  Green

    Outreach Award
    Roxana L. Tourigny

     

    Graduate Studies Award
    Professor Shaw K. Chen

    Graduate Studies Award
    Assistant Professor Mayrai Gindy

    Graduate Studies Award
    Professor John M. Grandin

     

    Intellectual Property Award
    Associate Professor Resit Sendag

    Intellectual Property Award
    Robert J. Vincent

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor Qing K. Yang, Professor Yan Sun, Weijun Xiao, Ph.D. Candidate, Yinan Liu, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Research Award
    Professor Carole F. Miller

    Research Award
    Professor Mark H. Stolt 

    Research Award
    Professor Mark Wood

     

    Outreach Award
    Professor Kathleen S. Gorman

    Outreach Award
    Center For Vector-Borne Disease

    Outreach Award
    Marine Resources Development Plan

     

    Graduate Studies Award
    Professor John Boulmetis

    Graduate Studies Award
    Professor Otto J. Gregory

    Graduate Studies Award
    Professor Martin H. Sadd

    Graduate Studies Award
    Professor Mark Wimbush

    Graduate Studies Award
    Brian Brock

     

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor Fatemeh Akhlaghi 

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor Albert P. Kausch, Professor Joel M. Chandlee 

    Intellectual Property Award
    Associate Professor Yana K. Reshetnyak, Associate Professor Andreev A. Oleg 

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor Marta Gomez-Chiarri

  • Research Award
    Professor J. Stanley Cobb

    Research Award
    Professor K. Wayne Lee

    Research Award
    Professor Joan Peckham

    Research Award
    Professor Colleen Redding

     

    Outreach Award
    Professor Dorothy Donnelly

    Outreach Award
    Professor Kathy Guglielmi

    Outreach Award
    Professor Susan Roush

    Outreach Award
    Healthcare Utilization Management Center

     

    Graduate Studies Award
    Professor Gale Eaton 

    Graduate Studies Award
    Professor Seth Macinko 

    Graduate Studies Award
    Professor Jerome Schaffran 

    Graduate Studies Award
    Darshell Silva 

     

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor Martin J. Bide, Professor Susan L. Hannel, Professor Matthew Phaneuf

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor Ying Sun, Professor Frederick J. Vetter

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor Donald W. Tufts

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor Agustus K. Uht

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor Qing M. Yang

  • Research Award
    Professor Robert G. LaForge

    Research Award
    Professor Mary C. Sullivan

    Research Award
    Professor George E. Tsiatas

     

    Outreach Award
    Associate Professor Susan A. Brady

    Outreach Award
    Professor Robert A. Hathaway

    Outreach Award
    Research Associate Jennifer McCann

    Outreach Award
    Professor Nancy L. Fey-Yensan

    Outreach Award
    Professor Ruth Waldman

     

    Graduate Studies Award
    Professor R. Choudary Hanumara

    Graduate Studies Award
    Cheryl McCarthy

    Graduate Studies Award
    Professor Margaret T. Ordonez

     

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor Keykavous Parang, Professor Gongqin Sun, Sungsoo Lee, N.H. Nam, S. Sardari

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor Ying Sun, Professor Musa K. Jouaneh, Professor Robert A. Comerford, Adam Tillinghast, Terence Malaghan, Oliver Koenig, Nevan Hanumara, John Coughlin, Ellaine Abueg

    Intellectual Property Award
    Robert Vincent

  • Research Award
    Professor Stephen Barber 

    Research Award
    Professor Judith Mercer 

    Research Award
    Professor Katherine Scheil 

    Research Award
    Professor Yeqiao Wang 

     

    Outreach Award
    Professor Diane Gerzvitz 

    Outreach Award
    Professor Lisa Gould 

    Outreach Award
    Gregory Paquette 

    Outreach Award
    Professor Joseph M. Parillo 

    Outreach Award
    Martha Patnoad 

    Outreach Award
    Pharmacy Outreach Program 

     

    Graduate Studies Award
    Professor Laura L. Beauvais

    Graduate Studies Award
    Holger Donath

    Graduate Studies Award
    Professor Vincent Rose 

    Graduate Studies Award
    Professor William Rosen 

     

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor James O. Prochaska, Professor Joseph S. Rossi, Professor Wayne F. Velicer

    Intellectual Property Award
    Christopher E. Kreuter, Peter T. Obuchowski

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor Robert A. Comerford, Professor Musa K. Jouaneh, Professor Ying Sun, Tyler D. Albert, Richard J. Cacchiotti II, Amber M. Halteman, Carlos J. Pena, Lancelot J. Pinnock, Arash Razavinejad

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor Robert A. Comerford, Professor Musa K. Jouaneh, Professor Ying Sun, Amr J. Hana, Tristen S. Raynes,  Arash Razavinejad, William G. Scott, Jason VanBuren

  • Research Award
    Professor Richard Brown

    Research Award
    Professor Deborah Grossman-Garber

    Research Award
    Professor Angelo Lucia

    Research Award
    Professor Scott Mcwilliams

    Research Award
    Professor Zahir Shaikh

     

    Outreach Award
    Professor Ann Danis

    Outreach Award
    Professor Roland Duhaime

    Outreach Award
    Professor Charles Labash

    Outreach Award
    Aimee Mandeville

    Outreach Award
    Alyson McCann

    Outreach Award
    Dennis Hilliard

    Outreach Award
    Diane Horm-Wingerd

    Outreach Award
    Professor Donna M. Hughes

    Outreach Award
    Professor Linda Sebelia

     

    Graduate Studies Award
    Michael Cornelius

    Graduate Studies Award
    Michael DeMaria

    Graduate Studies Award
    Professor Paul de Mesquita

    Graduate Studies Award
    Professor John Merrill

    Graduate Studies Award
    Professor Donna Schwartz-Barcott

     

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor Brett Lucht

    Intellectual Property Award
    Professor Ying Sun

  • Research Award
    Professor Guo-Ming Chen

    Research Award
    Professor Steven L. D’Hondt

    Research Award
    Professor William B. Euler

    Research Award
    Professor David M. Gitlitz

    Research Award
    Professor Otto J. Gregory

    Research Award
    Associate Professor Hesook Suzie Kim

    Research Award
    Associate Professor Thomas G. Manfredi

    Research Award
    Professor Arun Shukla

    Research Award
    Professor Linda M. Welters

     

    Outreach Award
    Research Associate David L. Beutel

    Outreach Award
    Professor Everett E. Crisman

    Outreach Award
    Professor Robert D. Felner

    Outreach Award
    Research Associate Gayla J. Gazerro

    Outreach Award
    Professor Arthur J. Gold

    Outreach Award
    Professor Diane C. Martins

    Outreach Award
    Associate Professor Deborah L. Mathews

    Outreach Award
    Professor Joseph M. Parillo

    Outreach Award
    Research Associate Michael J. Platek

    Outreach Award
    Research Associate Gail A. Scowcroft

    Outreach Award
    Professor Judith Tolnick

  • Research Award
    Professor Nikhilesh Dholakia

    Research Award
    Professor Ruby Dholakia

    Research Award
    Professor Marie Jenkins Schwartz

    Research Award
    Professor Margaret McGrath

    Research Award
    Professor James Prochaska

    Research Award
    Professor James Quinn

    Research Award
    Professor Brent Stucker

    Research Award
    Professor Stephen Swallow

    Research Award
    Professor Bingfang Yan

    Research Award
    Professor Betty Young

     

    Outreach Award
    Professor John Boulmetis

    Outreach Award
    Professor Phillip Clark

    Outreach Award
    Professor Philip Datseris

    Outreach Award
    Marcia Feld

    Outreach Award
    Marion Gold

    Outreach Award
    Professor Ronald Lee

    Outreach Award
    Virginia Lee

    Outreach Award
    Virginia Nardone

    Outreach Award
    Robert Saritelli

    Outreach Award
    Professor Theodore Kellogg


2016-2017 Excellence Awards
Research and Scholarship
Call for Nominations

 

The Division of Research and Economic Development and the Council for Research invite nominations for the Research and Scholarship Excellence Awards, which recognize the work of current URI faculty, postdoctoral fellows, research staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Faculty Research & Scholarship Excellence Awards
These awards recognize achievement in the nominee’s research, scholarly, or creative activities; demonstrated ability to integrate research, scholarly or creative activities with the instructional mission of the University; and/or leadership in fostering a climate at URI that advances and sustains research, scholarly and creative activities. Faculty at two different career stages are recognized:

Advanced Career Faculty
This category recognizes established, full-time tenured and full-time research faculty who have made sustained or significant contributions to their field.

  • One award in the social sciences, arts, and humanities.
  • One award in the life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering.

Early Career Faculty
This category recognizes full-time non-tenured tenure-track or full-time research faculty in the early phase of their careers who have engaged in superior research, scholarly, or creative activities.

  • One award in the social sciences, arts, and humanities.
  • One award in the life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering.

Nominations for faculty awards will be accepted from faculty and administrators within the URI community.  A nomination package (one pdf document) prepared by the nominator must include the following:

  1. A nomination letter (limited to three pages), which can include the signatures of other supporters of the nomination. Please do not include comments from students. The letter should specify the nominee’s category for nomination, standards for order of authorship in publications in the nominee’s field, accomplishments at URI (as distinct from those prior to arrival at URI) and the evidence for an upward trajectory in research activities and accomplishments.
  2. Two additional letters in support of the nomination.
  3. An endorsement by the Department Chair, or Dean must be included in one of the three letters
  4. A full CV that includes awards, grants (indicating PI or co-PI status), publications (indicating role), major talks, and professional service with respect to efforts to advance research at URI or in the external scholarly community. Professional service activities may include editorial board service, service as officers in regional or national professional societies, hosting speakers brought to campus, and organization of scholarly events.

Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Staff Research & Scholarship Excellence Awards

These awards recognize achievement in the nominee’s research, scholarly or creative activities, and potential to make a significant contribution to the field in his or her career. Research Staff are personnel with appointments as Research Assistant, Research Associate, Marine Research Assistant, Marine Research Associate, or Marine Research Specialist.

  • One award in the social sciences, arts and humanities.
  • One award in the life sciences, physical sciences and engineering.

Nominations for postdoctoral fellow and research staff awards will be accepted from faculty and administrators within the URI community.  A nomination package (one pdf document) must include:

  1. A nomination letter (limited to three pages), which can include the signatures of other supporters of the nomination. Please do not include student comments.  The letter should specify the nominee’s category for nomination, standards for order of authorship in publications in the nominee’s field, accomplishments at URI (as distinct from those prior to arrival at URI), and the evidence for an upward trajectory in research activities and accomplishments.
  2. Two additional letters in support of the nomination.
  3. An endorsement by the Department Chair, or Dean must be included in one of the three letters.
  4. A full CV that includes awards, grants (indicating PI or co-PI status), publications (indicating role), major talks, and professional service with respect to efforts to advance research at URI or in the larger scholarly community. Professional service activities may include editorial board service, service as officers in regional or national professional societies, hosting speakers brought to campus, and organization of scholarly events.

Graduate Research & Scholarship Excellence Awards
This category recognizes graduate students who have achieved distinction in their disciplines through their scholarship and creative activity, and show potential to make a significant contribution to their field.

  • One award in the social sciences, arts, and humanities.
  • One award in the life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering.

Nominations for graduate student awards will be accepted from faculty who are involved with the student’s work.  A nomination package (one pdf document) prepared by the nominator must include the following:

  1. A nomination letter (limited to three pages), which must specify the nominee’s category for nomination, discuss the nominee’s progress toward his or her degree, the quality and potential impact of the student’s research, and the nominee’s potential to make a significant contribution to the field. The letter must also include an endorsement from the major professor, and either the Department Chair, or Dean.
  2. A full CV that includes awards, grants and fellowships, publications (indicating role), and other professional activities.

Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Excellence Awards
This category recognizes students who have engaged in the process of planning, researching, and producing a scholarly or creative work.

  • One award in the social sciences, arts, and humanities.
  • One award in the life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering.

Nominations for undergraduate student awards will be accepted from faculty or another research supervisor involved with the student’s work.  A nomination package (one pdf document) prepared by the nominator must include the following:

  1. Nomination letter (limited to three pages), which should specify the nominee’s category for nomination and discuss the student’s achievements, how they exceed standard curricular expectations, and how they contribute to the field. The nomination letter must also include an endorsement by the Department Chair, or Dean.
  2. The nominee’s CV or resume.

Each nomination should consist of one pdf document, with file name: NomineeName_Category_2016

Nominations must be submitted electronically by 12:00pm Monday, March 20, 2017. Send to:
Melissa McCarthy, Director, Research External Relations
Division of Research and Economic Development
Melissa@uri.edu

 Nominations are reviewed by the Council for Research and award recipients will be recommended to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.
The Council for Research and/or the Vice President may elect not to select a recipient in any of the categories.

 Excellence Award recipients will be honored at a University-wide Excellence Recognition Ceremony.

They will receive a framed citation, and an Excellence pin.
Faculty will receive $1,000, Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students will receive $500, and Undergraduate Students will receive $250 (taxable income).

Additionally, award recipients will be recognized during Commencement May 21, 2017.

 

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