Collaborative SRC Award
The Collaborative Scholarly Research and Creative (SRC) Award is a university-wide, annual award presented to a researcher or researchers who have demonstrated excellence in an SRC project or projects undertaken with a multi-disciplinary or multi-institutional team(s). This recognition will be awarded to a researcher who has demonstrated excellence in creating and maintaining SRC collaborations with industry, universities, hospitals or professional societies to facilitate research which effect positive change in their respective field(s).
Award recipient(s) will receive a certificate of recognition and a monetary award of $2,000 as a one-time payment (subject to applicable deductions).
Key criteria: Scholarly, research and creative activity
- RFA members are eligible to be nominated for this award. Please note that retired members, professors emeriti and adjunct professors are not eligible.
- Faculty who receive this award may not receive the same award for two years (e.g., 2018-2019 recipients cannot receive the same award until 2021-2022).
- Award recipients shall present to the university community a brief description of the scholarly, research or creative work for which they are receiving the award.
Candidates are nominated by two colleagues, a ‘Nominator’ and a ‘Seconder’. The Nominator is required to supply the information and documents as outlined below under Nomination Process and Nomination Package. A Seconder for each nomination is required and may assist the Nominator in preparing the nomination package. Please note that either the Nominator or the Seconder must be a member of a department or school other than the nominee’s.
Excellence of a collaborative SRC project will be determined by:
- Scope, originality, and relevance of the project(s)
- Extent and significance of the collaborative partnership(s)
- Impact and/or outcomes of the collaborative initiative(s)
Contributions to the training and research careers of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research scientists and technical staff are foundational to Ryerson’s SRC activities. The nominee’s contributions to training will be considered in the adjudication process.
- Obtain the nominee’s permission;
- Complete the nomination package as described below;
- Submit the nomination package via the Online Nomination Portal on the Recognition website.
- Nominee receives a confirmation email with a link to provide online consent. This step must be completed before the deadline.
The nomination should provide:
- Citation (100 word maximum) highlighting how the nominee meets the criteria of excellence for this award and any notable achievements. This citation will be included in related university communication should the nominee(s) or team be selected.
- Supporting Statement (three page maximum) of why the nominators feel that the nominee’s work has proved outstanding and important to the advancement of knowledge or creativity in the field.
- Summary (two page maximum) of the scholarly, research and creative achievements and strengths of the nominee.
- The nominator has the option to provide supporting materials (five-document maximum) including, if appropriate, external appraisals of the nominee’s work and one or two significant publications. Materials may include up to two full-length articles or book chapters (no page limit), each of which counts as one document. Non-publication supporting materials should not exceed ten pages in total.
- Updated CV in Common or OCGS format - this requirement is submitted after the initial nomination process. Nominees will be prompted by email to submit this portion.
The award recipient(s) shall be selected by the OVPRI Prizes and Awards Committee. Members of the Committee who are nominated or who are acting as a nominator must recuse themselves from all discussion related to the selection process for this award. The Committee may determine to present more than one award or not to present an award in a particular academic year.