Honouring remarkable researchers

Jan 8th, 2024

By Jeff Green

Nominations are being accepted for awards that recognize Memorial’s top researchers.

The President’s Award for Outstanding Research (PAOR) and University Research Professor (URP) have been presented since 1984.

Nominations are due Jan. 31.

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Award details

The PAOR recognizes early career faculty who have made exceptional contributions to their disciplines and have demonstrated a potential to become international research leaders. The award includes a $5,000 research grant or one course release (three credit hour equivalent course).

URPs have acquired a designation above the rank of full professor. The title is the most prestigious award the university gives for research and/or creative activity and goes to faculty members who have demonstrated a consistently high level of scholarship in their field, including graduate student supervision and other mentoring activities, and whose research and/or creative activity is of a truly international stature. The award carries with it a lifetime designation, an unrestricted research grant of $4,000 each year for five years and a reduced teaching schedule.

Terms of Reference and Conditions for both honours are available online.

Jan. 31 deadline

Completed nomination packages for both awards must be submitted electronically to the vice-president (research), via researchawards@mun.ca.

The deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

Please contact your unit’s grants facilitator (or, if the unit has no grants facilitator, the person with signing authority for your unit) to confirm if there are earlier, internal deadlines. These internal deadlines must be factored into the timing of the development and submission of these awards.