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Chancellor's Awards open for nominations

Nominations are invited for the 2008 Chancellor's Awards for outstanding teaching and research.

Chancellor's award

The Chancellor's Awards are one of the most important ways in which the University recognises outstanding contributions to teaching or research by individual members of staff.

Nominations must be received by Friday 14 March 2008.

Criteria

The University wishes to recognise three current members of our community who have, in the last five years, made an outstanding contribution to teaching and research and have achieved national and international recognition for their work.

It is expected that all awardees will have an ability and a willingness to promote their work to both an academic and non-academic audience.

Chancellor's Award for Teaching

A colleague who has enhanced the teaching reputation of the University, through a significant contribution to improving or invigorating of student learning at any level.

Chancellor's Award for Research

A colleague who has enhanced the research reputation of the University through a particularly significant contribution to the progress of research within their discipline.

Rising Star Award

A colleague who has been appointed to the University in the last five years and has not previously worked for more than five years in a similar broad discipline, and who has in this time made a particularly significant contribution in either teaching or research as described above.

Deadline for Nominations:

Nominations must be received by Friday 14 March 2008.

Who Can Nominate?

Any current member of the University community may nominate for any of the awards.

Self-nominations are allowed and previous nominations may be resubmitted.

How to Nominate

  1. All nominations must be approved by the relevant Head of School in the first instance before being passed to the Head of College for approval.
  2. Colleges should group nominations according to the Award sought and should rank nominations in order of preference - please indicate clearly the top two choices for each Award.
  3. Once grouped and ranked, nominations should be submitted to Ms Deepthi de Silva Williams in Communications and Marketing.
 

Applications clearly marked CHANCELLOR'S AWARDS 2008 should be sent to:

Ms D de Silva-Williams, Communications & Marketing, 7-11 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9BE

Nominations must be received by Friday 14 March 2008.

If you have any questions please contact Ms D de Silva-Williams or 0131 650 2247 or at the email address below.

Information Required

The information required will depend on the Award sought:

Award for Teaching:

  • Please submit a brief statement that sets out the major contribution as set out in the criteria above.
  • Please attach a copy of the nominee's current curriculum vitae limited to 2 pages.

Please note: nominees should currently be teaching at Edinburgh and have been teaching here for a minimum of 2 years.

Rising Star Award if in Teaching: all of the above but please also indicate the year of appointment to the University.

Award for Research:

  • Please submit a brief statement that sets out the major contribution as set out in the criteria above. Please note that in principle just one piece of research work could be sufficient for a nomination.
  • Please attach a copy of the nominee's current curriculum vitae limited to 2 pages.

Please note: only research that has been carried out whilst under the employment of the University will be considered.

Rising Star Award if in Research: all of the above but please also indicate the year of appointment to the University.

Selection Process

Nominations will be considered by the Selection Panel who will make recommendations to the Principal.

It is intended that one Teaching Award, one Research Award and one Rising Star Award will be made although this is subject to variation depending on the nominations received.

As in previous years, the recipients and their partners will be invited to receive their Awards from the Chancellor, HRH Prince Philip at a dinner which will take place at Holyrood Palace on 11 August 2008.

There will be internal and external communication of the Awards, which may involve Award winners in public speaking engagements, lectures, seminars and other similar events.

Recent Chancellor's Award Winners

2007 Winners

  • Professor David Leigh - Research Award
  • Professor Susan Rhind - Teaching Award
  • Professor Donald Bloxham - Rising Star Award

2006 Winners

  • Professor Donald Mackenzie - Research Award
  • Dr Simon Bates - Teaching Award
  • Professor Stuart West - Rising Star Award

2005 Winners

  • Professor Jean Beggs - Research Award
  • Dr Jane Dawson - Teaching Award

2004 Winners

  • Professor David Porteous - Research Award
  • Professor Allan Cumming - Teaching Award