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Faculty Awards

All Faculty / Post-Doc applications are due by 9 March 2018 to Lori Daniels (lori.daniels@utk.edu)

Charles P. Postelle Distinguished Professorship ($20,000)

Charles P. Postelle Distinguished Professorship will be awarded to a Tenured Full Professor in the BCMB Department who has demonstrated an exceptional level of scholarly achievement, this professorship is “to encourage research and teaching in biotechnology”. This professorship is awarded for a three-year period and can be renewed. This professorship carries the title “Charles P. Postelle Distinguished Professor.”

To apply: by March 9, 2018, you must be a Full Professor and have been a member of the BCMB faculty for at least five years to eligible. Eligible professors can apply or be nominated by others.  A committee of faculty from outside the department will review the applications and decide the award recipient. Nomination materials include:

  1. A letter of nomination explaining how the candidate has fulfilled the eligibility requirements.
  2. An updated CV and a plan from the candidate regarding the research that will be pursued during the term.

Recipients

2018Dan Roberts
2015Liz Howell
2012Bruce McKee

Dr. Donald L. Akers, Jr. Faculty Enrichment Fellowship ($10,000)

Dr. Donald L. Akers Jr. Faculty Award this award is to be given to outstanding faculty for research efforts. The fund will be used this year to support faculty research. This award is available to any of the tenure-line faculty in the BCMB Department. High priority will be given to requests to fund pilot projects for generating preliminary data used to compete for extramural research funding.  A committee of faculty from outside the department will review the applications and decide the award recipient. The application should include:

  1. A short (3 page) description of the research project, including a time line for accomplishing the research goals
  2. A proposed budget and description of personnel for the project (0.5 page)
  3. A statement of plans for submitting applications for external funds related to the proposal (0.5 page)
  4. An abbreviated CV that is limited to:
    1. External Funding (Active and Pending)
    2. Internal UTK Funding (Active and Pending)
    3. publications (last 5 years)
    4. presentations at conferences, universities, research institutes, etc. (last 5 years)
    5. honors and awards (last 5 years)

Recipients

2018Albrecht Von Arnim
2017Barry Bruce
2016Brad Binder
2015Mariano Labrador
2014Elias Fernandez
2013Engin Serpersu
2012Rebecca Prosser

Hunsicker Research Incentive Award (2 awards, $5,000 each)

The funds donated to BCMB by Pat Hunsicker, a long time researcher in the mammalian genetics group at ORNL, have been used to establish the Hunsicker Research Incentive Awards. These are available to any of the tenure-line faculty or  posthoctoral fellows in the BCMB Department. High priority will be given to requests to fund pilot projects for generating preliminary data used to compete for extramural research funding.

The application should include:

  1. A short (3 page) description of the research project, including a time line for accomplishing the research goals
  2. A proposed budget and description of personnel for the project (0.5 page)
  3. A statement of plans for submitting applications for external funds related to the proposal (0.5 page)
  4. An abbreviated CV that is limited to: a. External Funding (Active and Pending); b. Internal UT Funding (Active and Pending); c. publications (last 5 years); d. presentations at conferences, universities, research institutes, etc. (last 5 years); e. honors and awards (last 5 years)

A committee of faculty from outside the department will review the applications and decide the award recipient.

Recipients

2018Fran Barrera and Mike Duff
2017Nitin Jain and Rebecca Prosser
2016Elias Fernandez and Jae Park
2015Elena Shpak and Gladys Alexandre
2014Jae Park and Engin Serpersu
2013Dan Roberts
2012Andreas Nebenfuehr and Elias Fernandez

Junior and Senior Faculty Distinguished Research Award ($1,000 each)

The Distinguished Scholarship Award recognizes a BCMB faculty member who has made notable achievements in scholarship and research within the past academic year. Faculty members in the BCMB department are invited to nominate their colleagues for this award. Materials required include:

  1. A letter of nomination that gives details regarding the research and publication record of the nominee.
  2. A current CV from the nominee.

Recipients

Junior FacultySenior Faculty
2018Tessa Burch-SmithBrad Binder
2017Maitreyi DasJerome Baudry
2016Francisco BarreraGladys Alexandre
2015Joshua BembenekDan Roberts
2013Elena ShpakBarry Bruce
2012Jerome BaudryEngin Serpersu
2011Brad BinderAlbrecht von Arnim
2010Mariano LabradorBruce McKee
2009Elena ShpakElizabeth Howell

Junior and Senior Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award ($1,000 each)

The Outstanding Teaching Award recognizes a BCMB faculty member who demonstrates a commitment and excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Faculty members in the BCMB department are invited to nominate their colleagues for this award.  Materials required include:

  1. A letter of nomination that gives details of teaching approaches and effectiveness.
  2. Student evaluation surveys for each course from the past three (junior) or five (senior) years also should be submitted.
  3. Written comments from undergraduate students regarding the teaching effectiveness of the faculty member are desirable, but not required.

Recipients

Junior FacultySenior Faculty
2018Maitreyi DasBrad Binder
2017Maitreyi DasJim Hall
2016Francisco BarreraBarry Bruce
2015Tessa Burch-SmithRanjan Ganguly
2014Nitin Jain
2012Jim Hall
2011Jerome BaudryAndreas Nebenfuhr
2010Rose GoodchildGladys Alexandre
2009Ana KitazonoJohn Koontz

 

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