Junior Faculty Research Recognition Award

Nomination form

Junior faculty, within the college, are defined as faculty who are within the first 6 years of starting their independent career at the college. This award is specifically for junior faculty who are already producing research accomplishments through their efforts within the college.  

Application deadline: Sept. 23, 2020

  • In even years, nominations will be accepted for faculty in the Pharmacy division only.
  • In odd years, nominations will be accepted for faculty in the Health Sciences division only.

Award criteria

The nominated junior faculty member will be expected to have published peer-reviewed or copyrighted documents highlighting their research that has been conducted primarily at Wayne State University. These publications should represent original work whose impact is helping drive a specific area of knowledge. Factors that will be used to judge the impact of the research include: local, regional or national awards recognizing the contribution(s); external citations of the work, as noted in the following examples: in the Science Citation index, in the press or in any other media; and in patents, licensing agreements, or other forms of technology transfer emanating from the work.  Grant awards intended to support research will not be considered valid award criteria in themselves.

Nomination process

Nominations for the awards may be submitted from any person (including self-nominations) in response to the annual solicitation from the Office of the Dean of the College. Complete nominations must be submitted online by Sept. 23, 2020. Nominations will be reviewed and selection of the award winner will be made by members of the College Research Committee.

Eligibility of past award recipients

Past awardees will not be considered again for the award.

Award description

A single unrestricted cash award in the amount of $3,500, provided by the Office of the EACPHS Dean, will be conferred to a single EACPHS Junior Faculty Member each year; funds to awardees will be deposited in the faculty member's R&D account.  Award eligibility will alternate between the two Divisions within the college (Health Sciences on "odd" years and Pharmacy on "even" years). Presentation of the award will be made at the College Research Day, followed by brief remarks by the awardee outlining their research.