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Provost's Research and Scholarship Award

Purpose of the Award

To recognize demonstrated achievement in research and scholarship by an NSU faculty member.

Description of Award

Research and scholarship are two of NSU's core values. The Provost's Research and Scholarship Award (PRSA) recognizes innovative and sustained activities in scholarly pursuits in support of NSU's mission to foster intellectual inquiry, academic excellence, research, and a dynamic learning environment. Excellence in faculty research and scholarship enhances education, patient care, and public service, and develops superior scholarship. This annual award recognizes distinguished accomplishments in the pursuit of research and scholarly activities across the academic disciplines.

Award Criteria

  1. Exemplifies excellence in research and scholarship
  2. Significant contributions to the field of study
  3. Externally recognized in the field
  4. Awards/Service to professional organizations
  5. Provides mentoring support to other faculty
  6. Teaching/Learning
  7. Successful external funding record
  8. Publications


Who is Eligible?

  • Nominees must be employed full-time at NSU for at least the previous 5 academic years (i.e., fiscal year)
  • Nominees must be current full-time NSU faculty members (in case of dual appointment, minimum 51% effort at NSU)
  • Nominees can be previous PRSA applicants and finalists

Who is Not Eligible?

  • Previous PRSA winners
  • Active members of the Provost's Award Council
  • NSU adjunct faculty
  • NSU senior administrators
  • Anyone with findings of research misconduct or academic misconduct
  • Anyone with behaviors or involvement in situations that reflect contrary to the university core values

For self-nominations, a letter of support from an NSU faculty member or dean is required.

Nomination Process and Application

The 2020 nomination cycle is closed. Please check back in August 2021 for information on the next competition.

Award Process

During the nomination cycle, all successfully submitted application forms will receive email confirmation. The Provost's Research and Scholarship Award Council will review applications, select finalists, and submit recommendations to the Provost for final selection.

The winner of the Provost's Research and Scholarship Award will be announced in October 2020.

Key Dates

Dates shown are for the 2020 nomination cycle.

  • Application Open Date: Monday, August 17, 2020
  • Application Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2020 5:00 p.m. EDT
  • Award Announcement: October 2020

Previous Winners

Read about previous winners of the Provost's Scholarship and Research Award.


Please contact  Dr. Roxana Ross.

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