Women in Science Distinguished Professor: Life, Natural, Engineering and Social Science Award
Honoring outstanding faculty women in the sciences who have excelled in their research accomplishments, teaching and mentorship, and contributions to the state of Montana and/or Montana State University.
In 2012, Montana State University received an ADVANCE-Institutional Transformation grant from the National Science Foundation. These grants are aimed at broadening, supporting, and recognizing the participation of women faculty in the male-dominated fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and the social and behavioral sciences (SBS). Montana State University has therefore established the Women in Science Distinguished Professor award to support and recognize our outstanding women faculty in these fields.
This award honors outstanding faculty women in the sciences who have excelled in their research accomplishments, teaching and mentorship, and contributions to the state of Montana and/or Montana State University.
The winner will be encouraged to give one public lecture on the value and contribution of diversity to their scholarship and experiences and will serve as a voice and role model for others on campus via participation in one or two panel discussions and workshops each year for two years.
Anyone may nominate tenured women-faculty in Life, Natural, Engineering, and Social Sciences. Nominees should have achieved the rank of Full Professor. Faculty with administrative components to their appointment (Deans, Dept Heads etc) are eligible for nomination.
$4,000 for two years
Office of Academic Affairs
Selection will be based on candidates’ achievements and activities regarding research, teaching/mentorship, and service. The letter of nomination should demonstrate sustained national and international recognition of scholarly research; a record of excellence in teaching and mentoring; and outstanding contributions to the State of Montana, or to MSU. Candidates’ contributions to advancing other women’s science careers and creating, maintaining, and/ or championing gender diversity at Montana State University will also be considered as they relate to the three selection criteria outlined above.
Nomination Materials Required
The nomination shall be prepared and submitted by the nominator. The nomination packet should address the criteria listed above and include the following:
1) Letter of nomination that should not exceed five pages;
2) Two external letters of support; and
3) Current curriculum vitae.
Catherine Zabinski, [email protected] or 994-4227