The Odum School recognizes the importance of promoting our faculty for awards and honors to value accomplishments in research, teaching and service. Our goal is to make faculty broadly aware of internal and external award opportunities, and to solicit and promote the best applications for these awards. Below we list institutional and Odum School awards (and will expand this list as information becomes available). Our policy is to solicit nominations from the faculty in August for award deadlines in the upcoming cycle. Faculty may self-nominate, nominate their colleagues with permission, or be nominated by the Dean.
Nominations should include the following information:
- Name of Award,
- Name of nominee,
- A brief statement (up to 200 words) on the basis for the nomination, including how the candidate meets the expected criteria and compares to other recipients of the same award (both within Ecology and across UGA), and, if possible,
- Current academic CV of the nominee.
Initial nominations should be sent in the form of an email with associated file attachments, to John Gittleman and Jeb Byers. Applicants should expect to receive acknowledgement of receipt.
The deans will evaluate the nominations, with input from the executive committee when applicable, and will notify the candidates of decisions in a timely fashion. The faculty member is responsible for generating relevant application materials, with the help from deans and administrative staff (Del Burton). When possible, we will make application materials from previously successful candidates available to improve the quality of new applications.
|Award Name||Brief Description and Link||Past OSE recipients||Deadline(s)|
|Research project with a single consistent premise. Criteria include principal direction and focus of the project occurring within the past five years and identification with the University; 2-4 UGA awards made annually|
|John Drake, Pej Rohani; Vanessa Ezenwa||First Tuesday in November|
Dodd Creative Research
|Accumulation of outstanding research or creative activities which have already received national and/or international recognition; must have been at UGA 5+ years and show future promise; 1 award made across UGA annually; |
Hubbell, Patty Gowaty
|Outstanding research, scholarly accomplishments and to provide|
the impetus for continuing high achievement; must be 10+ years
post-PhD; 2-5 awards made annually across UGA;
|Adams Early Career Scholar||Most promising up and coming researcher/scholar, whose|
trajectory projects remarkable success
|Andrew Park, Nina Wurzburger||First Tuesday in November|
|Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor||Excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction; Up to 5|
awarded per year.
|Jim Porter||Monday, November 8, 2021|
|Richard Russell Undergraduate Teaching Award||Excellence in undergraduate instruction by faculty members in|
their early academic careers.
|Jeb Byers||Monday, November 8, 2021|
|Graduate Mentoring Award||Innovation and effectiveness in mentoring graduate students by faculty during their educational experience|
|Nomination must come from graduate students||November|
|CURO Mentoring Award||Outstanding faculty who consistently engage undergraduates through CURO Programming and enhance the learning experience of undergraduate researchers.|
|John Drake, Jeb Byers||February 18|
|Hill Award for Public Service and Outreach||Distinguished achievement in public service and outreach by University of Georgia faculty members and service professionals.|
|Krista Capps, Andrew Park, Pejman Rohani, Mark Hunter||January - mid-March|
|Lilly Teaching Fellowship||For first, second or third-year faculty to develop teaching skills:|
|Andrew Park, Pej Rohani||March 11|
|UGA Service Learning Awards||Several awards “to support and reward service-learning by|
faculty members and campus collaborators”: