The purpose of the Researcher Recognition Award is to acknowledge the efforts and commitment of those researchers who are advancing knowledge in their area of expertise and inspiring and promoting continued excellence in research.
- Open to all faculty researchers and researchers in private-public foundations.
- Must have made a significant contribution to their field, such as a specific outstanding discovery or the development of an innovative technology within the last 3 years. Judges will be looking for contributions in the areas of the advancement of knowledge and the understanding of their field, as measured by publications and/or professional acknowledgement of their work in either an academic or commercial setting and/or outstanding milestones or significant progress measured by clinical results, regulatory approvals, certifications, collaborations, funding awards, product launches, job growth or product sales milestones.
- Nominees must have been in Oklahoma for the past 3 consecutive years as of the deadline date.
- Nominations who have led successful team collaborations are eligible provided s/he made a significant contribution to the project’s scientific accomplishment.
- In exceptional cases, two investigators can be co-nominated for these awards.
- Previous year’s submittals are accepted.
- Availability to attend the Awards Ceremony on March 24, 2016.
- Application: February 15, 2016, 3 PM
- Finalists announced: February 22, 2016
- Award Ceremony: March 24, 2016 at Embassy Suites Downtown Medical Center
Nominations can be submitted by anyone who is knowledgeable about a successful Oklahoma researcher. Self-nominations will be accepted.
A multidisciplinary panel of local and national experts will review nominations and make recommendations based on the following selection criteria:
- Extent to which nominee’s recent research contributes (or has the potential to contribute) significant advances to the field (i.e. new innovation, discovery, or methodology);
- Extent to which nominee’s recent research has been recognized by:
- Colleagues in national and/or international venues such as professional conferences or symposia (i.e. presented, cited, or invited to keynote); and/or,
- Extramurally funded research support; and/or,
- Publications in peer reviewed journals
- Extent to which nominee’s recent research has contributed (or has the potential to contribute) applications beyond research journals and academia (such as impact to society directly);
- Extent to which letters of support reflect a significant impact of the nominee’s research contributions in the respective field of research.