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Provost's Research and Scholarship Award

Revised eligibility guidelines for 2018!

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


Revised for 2018!

Who is Eligible?

  • Nominees must be employed full-time at NSU 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 2018 nomination cycle is now closed. Please check back in the summer of 2019 for information on the next nomination cycle.

During the nomination cycle, instructions for creating and submitting an application are as follows.

  • Please complete all sections of the application.
  • Attach the nominee's Curriculum Vitae.
  • Please note that there is no need to enter information on the nominee's publications. This information will be accessed from the nominee's CV.
  • Self-nominees must include a letter of support from an NSU faculty member or dean.
  • Your electronic signature is required to submit the application.
  • For your convenience, a Save and Finish Later button is available at the bottom of the application form, so that you may save the form for further editing.
  • Please note that once Submit is clicked, the application form is submitted and no further changes may be made.

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 at the FY 2018 External Funding Recognition Reception held on October 30, 2018. All nominators and nominees will be invited to that event.

Key Dates

Dates shown are for the 2018 nomination cycle.

  • Application Open Date: Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Application Deadline: Friday, September 14, 2018 5:00 p.m. EDT
  • Award Announcement: October 30, 2018, at the FY 2018 External Funding Recognition Reception

Previous Winners

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


Please contact Roxana Ross.

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