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External Funding Impact Award

The 3rd Annual External Funding Impact Award


The External Funding Impact Award was established in 2018 to recognize a faculty or staff member for excellence in obtaining external funding and to recognize the impact of external funding on individuals, the university, the community, and our disciplines and fields of study.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is currently receiving nominations for the award. The recipient will be announced at Faculty Convocation and honored at our office’s annual reception in Fall 2021.

Application Process

The application process begins with the nomination of eligible faculty or staff.

After nominations have closed, the chair of the 2021 External Funding Impact Award Committee will invite eligible nominees to submit a complete application portfolio. Application portfolios should be shared with the committee chair, Dr. Arijit Mukherjee, via email by 5:00 p.m. CST on April 9, 2021.

Portfolios should contain the following documentation:

1.    Current vitae or résumé (Limited to 3 pages)

2.    A list of externally funded activities for the last five years. You may include amounts awarded.

3.    A statement of no more than 1,000 words describing the impact of the nominee’s externally-funded projects on individuals, the university, the community, and/or on the discipline or field. Nominees may also include an appendix of up to 3 pages to share charts, graphs, photos, or any other evidence of impact.

4.    Two letters of reference that address the significance and impact of the project activity on individuals, the university, the community, and/or the field.

Important Deadlines

February 2021:  Call for Nominations

February 26, 2021:   Nominations Closed, Nominees Invited to Submit Application

April 9, 2021:  Applications due to Committee Chair,  Dr. Arijit Mukherjee

May 7, 2021:  Recipient Determined

August 2021:  Recipient Announced at Faculty Convocation

September 2021:   Recipient Honored Award at Sponsored Programs Reception

Application Rubric