Outstanding Achievement in Research Award

This award honors faculty for outstanding achievements in research, scholarship or creative activities.

Criteria for Selection

Nominees should meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • A significant research or theoretical paper published in a major professional journal, a major book or its equivalent
  • A major consultancy, grant or commission
  • An important patent or invention
  • The extent of collaborative involvement in the contribution by colleagues and/or students
  • Evidence of positive impact of contributions on a field of research, discipline, interdisciplinary scholarship or society
  • Evidence of contributions that enhance the mission of the academic unit and WVU Health Sciences (e.g., attracting new faculty, graduate students, visiting professors; enhanced educational opportunities; etc.)

Required Materials in Support of Nomination

  • Abridged CV, with relevant research details (five page limit)
  • Publications or other examples of the outcomes of the research, including full citations and relevant links
    • Description of the extent of collaborative involvement in the research by colleagues or students must be included
    • Publications and examples must be able to be independently verified by the award committee
  • A letter of support from colleagues external to WVU

Suggested Materials in Support of Nomination

  • A maximum of two additional letters of support from colleagues either internal or external to WVU