Research Award Nomination Period Ends Sept. 1

Nomination period ends Sept. 1 for Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement and Excellence in Innovation Awards.

TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2010) – The nomination period for the Outstanding Research Achievement Awards and the Excellence in Innovation Awards will close Sept.1, 2010. Given by the Office of Research & Innovation, the annual awards are designed to recognize and reward excellence in research and innovation by USF's best scholars and investigators and inspire continued high-quality research, innovation, and entrepreneurship throughout the university. Awards will be presented during ResearchOne 2010, held Oct. 11-15.

The Outstanding Research Achievement Award recognizes faculty who have received truly exceptional recognition of their research with preeminent awards, grants or publications in top journals during the 2009 calendar year. The awards will be presented on Monday Oct. 11, during the Research Exhibition & Faculty Awards Reception in the Interdisciplinary Research Building (IDRB) Galleria, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The Excellence in Innovation Award recognizes exceptional achievement in technological innovation and its transfer to practice, industrial partnerships, and/or commercialization during the 2009 calendar year. Awards will be presented during the National Academy of Inventors Luncheon, on Monday Oct. 11, at 11:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel in the USF Research Park.

Although faculty may self-nominate for the Innovation Award, all nominations for the Outstanding Research Achievement Award must come from the department chair or center/institute director and be endorsed by the dean.

Details are on the Call for Nominations here. All nominations and supporting material must be submitted by Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, to Brenda Simmons, TRAIN™ Facilitator, Office of Research & Innovation, mail stop 30338 USF Holly Drive. For questions, contact Brenda Simmons at 813-974-8778 or