Vice President for Research Announces Call for Distinguished Research Award Nominations

The Barnie E. Rushing Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award recognizes outstanding research, scholarship and creativity.

The Vice President for Research is accepting nominations for the Barnie E. Rushing Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award.

The Vice President for Research is accepting nominations for the Barnie E. Rushing Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award.

The Vice President for Research announces a request for nominations for the Barnie E. Rushing Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award. Each year the award is presented by the Texas Tech Parents Association. The purpose of the award, which provides a $3,000 honorarium, is to recognize outstanding research by a member of the Texas Tech faculty and to recognize excellence in scholarship and creative activity by the faculty of the university.

Each college is requested to solicit nominations for the award from its faculty and select one name as the college’s nominee for the award. Nominees must hold the rank of assistant professor (or equivalent) or above, and their research contributions should be of such quality that their significance has been or likely will be recognized nationally by peers in the nominee’s own discipline.

Nominations will be reviewed by a committee of associate deans, who will rank the nominations using quality of scholarship, quality of publications or creative works, and quality of the reference letters as criteria. The top three nominees will be submitted to the Parents Association. The recipient of the Barnie Rushing Award will be chosen by a Parents Association screening committee.

The winner of the Barnie E. Rushing Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award will be announced in March. The recipient also will be recognized and presented the $3,000 honorarium at the Texas Tech Parents Association spring scholarship breakfast. Even though a college’s nominee may not be selected for the Barnie Rushing Award, he or she will receive a $1,500 honorarium and will be recognized as the college’s researcher of the year at the spring faculty honors convocation.

College nominations are due to Linda True in the Office of the Vice President for Research by Tue., Nov. 23. For more information and a list of previous nominees and winners, visit the Barnie E. Rushing Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award website.
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