Principal’s Award for Research

Submission Deadline: March 31st, 2020

    1. Purpose

    The Principal’s Excellence Research Awards are given annually to recognize emerging and established researchers at Glendon who have made an outstanding contribution to research in the last five years. 


    1. Nature and Conditions

    Recipients will receive a certificate signed by the Principal and will be recognized at a public event. The recipients may also be asked to briefly present their  work. 

    Up to 2 awards will be offered per calendar year in each category (Emerging Researcher and Established Researcher). 


    1. Adjudication Criteria

    The following adjudication criteria will be considered: 

    ▪ Research published within the preceding five academic years. Candidates in disciplines where monographs are not considered to be the chief mode of communicating research results may be nominated based on articles or other modes of research output (websites, plays, novels, etc.). 

    ▪ Academic significance of the contribution to the field and/or social impact. 

    ▪ Knowledge mobilization effort (academic and community partnerships, government contracts, etc.). 

       ▪ External grant, award or recognition received within the preceding five academic years. 


    1. Eligibility

    Nominations are open to all tenured, tenure-stream and contract faculty (including CLAs and CUPE contract faculty), with the exception of Distinguished Research Professors, Canada Research Chairs and York Research Chairs.  

    The categories of eligibility are as follows  

    1. Emerging Researcher (up to 10 years post PhD) 
    1. Established Researcher (10 or more years post PhD) 

    An individual may not receive an award in each category more than once every five years. 

    The award may be postponed to the following year if no more than one nomination is submitted per category, or if no submissions meet the award criteria listed above. 


    1. Adjudication

    The nominations will be adjudicated by the Glendon Research Committee. The committee will make recommendations to the Principal, who will make the final decision 


    1. Nomination

    Nomination can be made by any Glendon contractual, tenure-track or tenured faculty member, and self-nominations will be accepted.  Each nomination file must include: 

    1. A nomination letter which includes a brief outline (maximum one page) addressing the relevant adjudication criteria, as well as the name and rank of the candidate.
    1. One letter of reference written by a researcher not employed by York and working in the same field of expertise as the candidate.
    1. A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Please make sure that it includes a list of recent research contributions such as publications and other relevant research achievements within the preceding 5 years. 
    1. A non-mandatory Authorization to use the nominee’s CV.

    These documents must be submitted electronically to: 

    Reagan Brown, Research Officer, rbrown@glendon.yorku.ca with a copy to Dominique Scheffel-Dunand, Associate Principal Research and Graduate Studies aprgs@glendon.yorku.ca