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Criteria and guidance

Criteria and guidance for a Chancellor's Award nomination

Nomination information required

The information required to nominate depends on the award sought:

Award for Outstanding Contribution - revised and expanded category for 2021

  • A brief statement that sets out how the candidate has demonstrated exceptional support for the University’s mission and has consistently demonstrated the University’s Values set out in the University’s Strategy 2030 (1-2 pages).

Please note: it is important to identify how the University and its strategic priorities substantially benefitted from this nominee's exceptional service. For example, around the themes of discovery, education, people, equality and inclusion, international, knowledge exchange, outreach, professional experience/excellence, business. How has the nominee’s service beneficially impacted the University over an extended period of time? Only impact that has occurred in the past 5 years will be considered.

Award for Research

  • A brief statement that sets out the major contribution (1-2 pages).
  • Please attach a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae, limited to two pages.

Please note: in principle just one piece of research work carried out in the last 5 years could be sufficient for a nomination and, only research that has been carried out while under the employment of the University will be considered.

Rising Star Award if in Research

  • A brief statement that sets out the major contribution as set out in the criteria above (1-2 pages).
  • Please attach a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae, limited to two pages.
  • A note of the year of the nominee’s appointment to the University.

Please note: in principle just one piece of research work could be sufficient for a nomination and only research that has been carried out while under the employment of the University will be considered.

Award for Teaching

  • A brief statement that sets out the nominee’s major contribution (1-2 pages).
  • A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae, limited to two pages.

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

Rising Star Award if in Teaching

  • A brief statement that sets out the nominee’s major contribution (1-2 pages).
  • A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae, limited to two pages.
  • A note of the year of the nominee’s appointment to the University.

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

Related documents

  • The guidance document is downloadable from the link below (requires a PDF viewer such as Adobe Reader):