Outstanding Achievement in Research Award

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

Criteria for Selection

  • Contributes to a positive culture within in their unit

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
  • At least one example of how the nominee meets the criterion "contributes to a positive culture within their unit"

Suggested Materials in Support of Nomination

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