TRAVEL AWARDS

Region VI provides awards for travel support to its membership in order to enhance the professional development of the research administration community within Region VI, and to encourage participation by newer members. The Region VI leadership administers a call for applications for travel awards for each year’s regional meeting and the national meetings and conferences (Annual Meeting, FRA, PRA).

The following criteria is used in the review of application and consideration of members for an award. To be considered for this award, nominees must:

  • Be research administrators from within the Region VI geographic area (Alaska, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Marianas Islands, Oregon, Samoa, and Washington);
  • Have not previously attended an NCURA-sponsored meeting or conference;
  • Demonstrate both the potential benefit of the award and the individual/institutional need for travel assistance; and
  • Demonstrate that they have secured their supervisor's approval to attend the meeting.

Applications must be completed and submitted within the submission period of the Call for Applications for the respective meeting.

RECOGNITION AWARDS

Helen Carrier Distinguished Service Award

This award was named in memory of Helen Carrier, in recognition of her contributions to research administration in general, and specifically to NCURA. The following criteria will be used in considering individuals for this award. To be considered for this award, nominees must:

  • Be a member of Region VI at the time of nomination;
  • Have at least ten years of experience in the research administration field; and
  • Present evidence of significant continuing and long-term contributions to NCURA specifically, and research administration more broadly. This can be documented through activities such as service as an NCURA officer and/or a Committee Chair in the region and/or at the national level, making research administration-focused presentations within the field, presenting workshops either in conjunction with NCURA or within other professional forums (such as FDP, COGR, invited meetings, etc.), conducting peer reviews, serving as faculty at professional development training, and/or publishing articles on research administration.

Nominations must be completed and submitted online within the submission period via the NCURA Region VI recognition award nomination form.

Meritorious Contribution Award

The nominee(s) for this award shall have made a meritorious contribution to the NCURA Region VI. Individuals and groups are eligible. The following criteria will be used in considering individuals and/or groups for this award. To be considered for this award, nominees must:

  • Be a current or past member of Region VI. In the case of group efforts, at least one of the nominees must be a Region VI member at the time of the activity(ies) that are being recognized;
  • Have made a contribution or contributions to Region VI activities that are especially commendable or praiseworthy. This can be evidenced through special service to NCURA Region VI, through activities such as development and implementation of an innovative program to enhance the conduct of regional activities, programs or business; the creation of research administration tools, or sustained support for regional or national activities, or service to the region.

Self-nominations are encouraged. In all instances, the nomination must include separate letters of endorsement from two current NCURA Region VI members.

Nominations must be completed and submitted online within the submission period via the NCURA Region VI recognition award nomination form.

Barry Dorfman Outstanding New Research Administrator Award

This award was established in memory of Barry Dorfman. Having made a mid-life career change, Barry was fairly new to the field of research administration and to NCURA, but brought a wealth of prior experience and enthusiasm to his contributions to the organization. This award is intended to honor individuals who, like Barry, quickly became active and valued members of Region VI. The following criteria will be used in considering individuals for this award. To be considered for this award, nominees must:

  • Be a current member of NCURA Region VI,
  • Have no more than five (5) years of research administration experience,
  • Have demonstrated a quick willingness to offer their abilities, time, energies, creativity, commitment and enthusiasm to NCURA as demonstrated through involvement with NCURA, and
  • Have served the Region in a leadership or volunteer capacity, including but not limited to: participated on a regional and/or national NCURA Committee (including the Regional Advisory Committee), served as an officer at the regional or national level, made presentations and/or served on panels at regional or national meetings, made contributions in ways that helped improve Region VI (committees, volunteering, technology or other support)

Nominations must be completed and submitted online within the submission period via the NCURA Region VI recognition award nomination form.

Linda W. Patton Emeritus Award

Named after its first recipient, the Linda W. Patton Emeritus Award was created to recognize those who have contributed to the success, growth, and visibility of NCURA through committee work, programming, outreach, and governance. The award intends to recognize those who work behind the scenes for NCURA, as well as those who have been honored by election to office or committee chair assignment. To be considered for this award, nominees must:

  • Be retired from research administration;
  • Have been a NCURA member for a minimum of 10 years, not necessarily consecutive, years; and
  • Have made a significant and substantial contribution to NCURA during their archival career.

Nominations must be completed and submitted online within the submission period via the NCURA Region VI recognition award nomination form.

Questions? Contact ncuraregionvi@gmail.com.

REGION VI AWARDS PROGRAM AND COMMITTEE

The Awards Committee is responsible for the Region VI award and recognition program, which includes the recognition awards listed above and travel awards given by Region VI to support attendance at various NCURA meetings and conferences.

The purpose of the Award & Recognition Program is to enhance professional development, and to recognize those individuals and groups who have made special and noteworthy contributions to research administration and to NCURA Region VI.

Committee members are appointed by the Region VI Chair. The term of appointment is usually two years. Terms can be renewed. The committee will be composed of at least four active members of Region VI, including:

  • A current member of the Region VI Regional Advisory Committee,
  • A past member of the Regional Advisory Committee, or a past regional officer, or a past member of the Awards Committee,
  • A research administrator with less than five years’ experience (at the time of appointment), and
  • Up to two members-at-large.

Committee members are expected to maintain the confidentiality of the proceedings. No aspect of the proceedings will be shared outside of the committee and the identity of the winners will not be openly released by committee members until time of award or discussion at the regional level. The committee may request the assistance of the Region VI Chair, if necessary. Inquiries about any aspect of the proceedings will be referred to the Chair of the committee.