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UF Excellence Award for Assistant Professors

The UF Provost’s Office offers the Excellence Awards for Assistant Professors to 10 awardees each year; our college is eligible to receive one of those 10. These awards are focused on junior faculty and recognize excellence in research. Each award is a one-time allocation of $5,000 in support of research that can be used to fund travel, equipment, books, graduate students, and other research-related expenses. For more information.

Spotlight on Dental Education Series

The University of Florida College of Dentistry’s Office of Education in conjunction with the Office of Faculty Affairs is happy to announce continued support for the Spotlight on Dental Education Program to recognize and reward educational excellence in the College of Dentistry. The purpose of the Spotlight on Dental Education Program is to honor and celebrate faculty who have demonstrated teaching excellence in the College of Dentistry, in conjunction with the Teacher of the Year awards. The Spotlight on Dental Education Program has two award categories: Exemplary Teaching and Sustained Exemplary Teaching.

Eligible faculty may be nominated by their department chairperson or peer and will participate in a college-wide competition for recognition.  Self-nominations will not be accepted. Faculty can only be nominated for one award category within a given award cycle. Department chairpersons and any faculty who participate in the selection process at any level are not eligible for these awards. For both awards, complete nomination packets received by the application deadline will be reviewed by the Spotlight on Dental Education Program Selection Committee. Incomplete and late applications will not be reviewed.

Complete nomination packets must be received by November 15, 2017 to the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs (swallet@dental.ufl.edu) Awards will be made in the Spring semester.

Questions? Contact Dr. Shannon Wallet swallet@dental.ufl.edu

Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars

The University of Florida has created the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars that recognizes faculty who have excelled as teaching scholars throughout their careers and who are committed to involvement in the development and implementation of programs that enhance the University of Florida’s ability to improve its high level of academic excellence. While Department, College and University teaching awards acknowledge past accomplishments on an annual basis, the recipients of this honor are bestowed lifetime Academy membership. The program serves to recognize those who provide the very best educational experiences for our graduate and undergraduate students while maintaining excellence in other areas of scholarship.

A maximum of two new members are inducted into the Academy each year. The selection process is conducted by current members of the Academy who review and discuss each nomination packet. Faculty members inducted into the Academy receive $3,000 per year (total of $9,000 over 3 years) to be used for professional development activities and expenditures as approved by their department. At the conclusion of their three-year term, scholars will retain the title of Distinguished Teaching Scholar and continue to be a part of the Academy. (For more details, please refer to the Academy’s website: http://fora.aa.ufl.edu/Provost/Pages/Academy-of-Distinguished-Teaching-Scholars/Overview.)

Self-nominations are acceptable, but as with all nominations, they must be accompanied by a letter of support from the nominee’s Chair, Director or Associate Dean as well as approval by College Dean.

Questions? Contact Dr. Shannon Wallet swallet@dental.ufl.edu

UF Term Professorship

To further recognize and reward faculty achievements, and subject to completion of bargaining, 750 term professorships have been established. Since collective bargaining is still ongoing at this time, this award program currently applies only to academic units not covered by the collective bargaining agreement (the Health Sciences colleges, IFAS, and the College of Law).
  • Application deadline is September 15, 2017.
  • Each award lasts three years and includes a $5,000 annual salary supplement.
  • For more information.

Questions? Contact Dr. Shannon Wallet swallet@dental.ufl.edu

UF Research Foundation Professorship

University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professorships are awarded to tenured faculty members who have a distinguished current record of research. The purpose of these awards is to recognize recent contributions and to provide incentives for continued excellence in research. The primary selection criteria will include the professor’s performance in the past five years and evidence of a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in the professor’s field. UFRF Professorships are open to tenured faculty.
  •  Application deadline is in February.
  • Each three-year UFRF Professorship includes a $5,000 annual salary supplement and $3,000 to support research, to be awarded in year one of the professorship.
  • For more information.
Questions? Contact Dr. Robert Burne rburne@dental.ufl.edu

UFF Preeminence Term Professorship

The University of Florida Foundation’s (UFF) Preeminence Term Professorship program was created in 2013 to support UF’s Preeminence goals. This award is representative of UF’s commitment to invest in faculty members whose work is transforming lives. The awards enable recipients to hire research assistants, purchase equipment, participate in special training and travel, and fund other things that enhance their work. Faculty members are selected to receive the Preeminence Term Professorships from a pool of UF’s top faculty members who are nominated by their deans.

  • Each award lasts three years with $25,000 as the total award amount.
  • A maximum of two awards will be distributed annually.
  • Nominations are invited in May for submission in June; Awards are made in the Fall.
  • The associate dean for research will solicit nominations from the college’s deans and chairs.
  • For more information.

Questions? Contact Dr. Robert Burne rburne@dental.ufl.edu

Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) Award

The Provosts Office has announced a call for Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) Award applications. FEO’s are available to all full-time faculty in the Health Sciences, IFAS and the College of Law, and other faculty who are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Below please find the FEO Principles and Procedures to help guide you in preparing competitive applications. In addition, successful proposals along with examples of budgets and budget justifications can be found at: http://www.aa.ufl.edu/FEO.

As applications ‘must be reviewed at the unit (UFCD) level’, faculty interested in submitting an application, must first submit their complete application including budget and all required signatures (see below and also located at: http://www.aa.ufl.edu/FEO) to the UFCD Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs (swallet@dental.ufl.edu) by September 15, 2017.

After which applications receiving all endorsements necessary will be forwarded through the UF application process by October 13, 2017.

As a reminder, awards are to be used between January 1 and June 30, 2018

Questions? Contact Dr. Shannon Wallet swallet@dental.ufl.edu

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