All application forms for Faculty Awards can be found under the FORMS section at the bottom of the Faculty / Staff Page.

James F. Lubker Research Award

The Lubker Award was created and is supported by the academic deans to honor Dr. Jim Lubker, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders (1995 - 2009), Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts (1995 - 2005), and Interim Executive Vice President and Provost (2005 - 2009). This award is an annual cash prize recognizing a UNI faculty member for “excellence in research and scholarship”. Faculty are limited to receiving the award every ten years. The major selection criterion is exceptional original contributions to research and scholarship, including the creative and performing arts. Nominees must be a tenured member of the University of Northern Iowa faculty with at least five years of full-time service at UNI at the time of nomination.

 

Required Actions Deadline for 2019-2020
1. Head nominates maximum of one faculty member to Dean including Faculty CV 1. Friday, October 25, 2019: Head's nomination due to Dean by 4:30 p.m.
2. Following consultation with College Senate, Dean sends form with a maximum of two nominees and the name of the college representative selected for the award committee to the Graduate College 2. Friday, December 6, 2019: Dean's nominations due to Graduate College by 4:30 p.m.
3. Graduate College informs nominees of selection and requests materials 3. Friday, January 31, 2020: Nominee's submission of materials due by 4:30 p.m.
Note: when possible, composition should be CHAS (4); COE (2); CSBS (2); CBA (2)


 

Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award

The Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award honors outstanding graduate teaching, which includes: commitment to academic excellence; attention to individual student needs, interests, and development; excellent teaching of graduate courses; and service on thesis and dissertation committees. Nominees must be full-time tenured or tenure-track Regular Graduate Faculty members who have been on the UNI faculty for a minimum of three years at the time of nomination. A faculty member may receive the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award only once and may not be nominated for any additional University teaching award in the same academic year.

 

Required Actions Deadline for 2019-2020
1. Official nomination letters accepted form graduate students, graduate faculty, or the Department Graduate Program Coordinator must be submitted as a PDF to the Graduate College email (gradcollege@uni.edu) 1. Friday, December 6, 2019: Nominations due to Graduate College by 4:30 p.m.
2. Graduate College informs nominees of selection and requests materials 2. Friday, January 31, 2020: Nominee’s submission of materials due by 4:30 p.m.

 

Distinguished Scholar Award

The Distinguished Scholar Award honors senior scholars and artists with a long and distinguished record of publications, exhibits and/or creative activities while a member of the UNI faculty and whose professional reputation is national (and international where appropriate). Nominees must be a late-career tenured Regular Member of the Graduate Faculty with at least five years of full-time UNI service at the time of nomination. A faculty member may receive the Distinguished Scholar Award only once.

 

Required Actions Deadlines for 2019-2020
1. Nominations must originate with department Graduate Faculty and official nomination letter(s) as PDF must be submitted to the Graduate College email (gradcollege@uni.edu) 1. Friday, December 6, 2019: Nominations due to Graduate College by 4:30 p.m.
2. Graduate College informs nominees of selection and requests materials 2. Friday, January 31, 2020: Nominee’s submission of materials due by 4:30 p.m.

 

Professional Development Assignment (PDA)

Tenured faculty of the University of Northern Iowa and UNI probationary faculty after a successful third-year review may apply for a Professional Development Assignment (PDA).  Priority shall be given to tenured faculty.  Applicant must hold a full-time (9 month) appointment at the time of application, during the Assignment period, and for one year following the Assignment.  Through these awards, the University seeks to encourage, assist, and support faculty research, creative activities, and completion of a terminal degree. Recipients are expected to devote full-time to the proposed project and may not accept additional responsibilities or employment during the Assignment period. Faculty must let three academic years elapse between PDA awards.

A Professional Development Assignment provides a maximum stipend, including appropriate fringe benefits, of full salary for one semester or one-half salary for the academic year.

Required Actions Deadlines for 2019-2020
Electronic Application Form submitted to workflow early enough to receive approval of Head and Dean*

Friday, September 20, 2019: electronic application submitted to workflow by 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019: electronic application reaches Graduate College by 4:30 p.m.

* Electronic forms need enough time to process through workflow approvals, please take this into consideration when submitting


Faculty Summer Fellowship

Faculty of the University of Northern Iowa, holding a full-time (9 month) tenure-track probationary appointment at the time of application may apply for a Summer Fellowship.  Through these awards, the University seeks to encourage, assist, support faculty research, creative activity, and grant applications. Joint applications that are collaborative or interdisciplinary are eligible. One summer must elapse between successive Summer Fellowships. All Summer Fellowship recipients may be asked to serve on the University Research Committee upon the successful completion of their fellowship.
 

Summer Fellowships are for 4 weeks. As per the Faculty Handbook (Section 4.16 Summer Research Fellowships), “During the summer fellowship period, recipients cannot generally hold another assignment or receive additional compensation from the university. However, recipients may receive compensation from other sources up to a total amount equal to their standard 1/9 salary if the projects funded by other sources also relate to the focus of the Summer Research Fellowship proposal.”

Required Actions Deadlines for 2019-2020
Electronic Application Form submitted to workflow early enough to receive approvals*  

Tuesday, October 29, 2019: electronic application submitted to workflow

Friday, November 1, 2019: electronic application reaches Graduate College by 4:30 p.m.

*Electronic forms need a minimum of 5 days to process through the workflow approvals, please take this into consideration when submitting.