Early Career Investigator Awards

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

We are pleased to present this Call for Nominations for the 2019 SJSU Research Foundation Early Career Investigator Award (ECIA). Nominations are due by midnight, December 6, 2019. Please email nominations to marilyn.dion@sjsu.edu.

Link to Nomination Form:

SJSU Research Foundation Early Career Investigator Award Nomination Form


NOMINATION GUIDELINES

I. Purpose                        

The SJSU Research Foundation Early Career Investigator Award recognizes tenure-track SJSU faculty who have excelled in areas of research, scholarship, and creative activity at an early or beginning point in their careers. All nominees must document the external funding received while at SJSU. In addition, they should document their scholarly and/or creative activity. Consideration is given to both 1) externally funded grant and contract activity; and 2) publications in top-ranked peer-reviewed journals, authorship of respected scholarly books, exhibits in renowned galleries, or other artistic endeavors. 

Two award categories have been created to ensure the broadest participation possible from all academic units: Category 1 awards a faculty member in the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering or in the College of Science, and Category 2 awards a faculty member in the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business, Connie L. Lurie College of Education, College of Professional and Global Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Humanities and the Arts, College of Social Sciences, or the SJSU Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

II. Eligibility

To be eligible for an Early Career Investigator Award,

  • The nominee must be a full-time Unit 3 faculty member.
  • The nominee must be tenure-track but non-tenured at the time of the nomination (probationary, including assistant and associate professors).
  • The nominee has completed no more than six full years in their SJSU tenure-track appointment.   
  • The nominee may not have received this award previously.

III. Selection Criteria

Selection will be based upon the nominee’s demonstration of success in both of the following areas: 1) securing external funding, and 2) scholarship or creative activity.

1. Securing External Funding

This encompasses having been awarded externally funded research grants and/or contracts. An explanation of ways in which such awards are contributing to the research capability and recognition of San José State University may be included.

  • Only grants and contracts awarded on or before midnight on December 6, 2019 will be considered.
  • Only grants and contracts awarded during employment or association with the San José State University Research Foundation or San José State University will be considered.
  • Only grants and contracts where the nominee has served as the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator will be considered.

2. Scholarship and Creative Activity

This encompasses success in publishing in top-ranked peer-reviewed journals, authoring respected scholarly books, presenting at conferences, exhibiting in renowned galleries, or other artistic endeavors. Specific information (name of journal, book citations, presentations, exhibits, performances, etc.) should be included in the Nomination Form, curriculum vitae (CV), or resume.

IV. Selection Committee

The selection committee will consist of the Associate Vice President for Research, the Executive Director of the Research Foundation, the Director of Sponsored Programs of the Research Foundation, one faculty researcher from Category 1, one faculty researcher from Category 2, and one prior award winner.

V. Nomination Instructions

Nominations may come from the faculty member’s academic unit (dean, chair, or faculty). Self-nominations will also be accepted. Please copy your dean and chair should you submit a self-nomination. 

To nominate, please complete the SJSU Research Foundation Early Career Investigator Award Nomination Form. Explain your reasons for nominating the faculty member and describe the accomplishments of the nominee as they relate to the selection criteria listed above. You may do so on the Nomination Form itself, or submit a letter containing that information (maximum one page, 12 point Times New Roman font). Nominations should also include a CV or resume.

Please email nominations to: marilyn.dion@sjsu.edu
Nominations are due by midnight, December 6, 2019.
Awards will be announced in January 2020.

VI. Form of Award

Each award recipient will receive a commemorative trophy and a cash award of $5,000 to be used at the recipient’s discretion. A profile of each recipient’s accomplishments will be featured on the Research Foundation’s website and in the Research Foundation’s Annual Report. This information may also be publicized in University media.


QUESTIONS?

Please contact Marilyn Dion at marilyn.dion@sjsu.edu



Past Winners

Minghui Diao, 2018
Department of Meteorology and Climate Science, College of Science

Susan Snycerski, 2018
Department of Psychology, College of Social Sciences

Ehsan Khatami, 2017
Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science

David Schuster, 2017
Department of Psychology, College of Social Sciences

Rachel French, 2016
Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science

Miranda Worthen, 2016
Department of Health Sciences & Recreation, College of Applied Sciences & Arts

Aaron Romanowsky, 2015
Department of Physics & Astronomy, College of Science

Virginia San Fratello, 2015
Department of Design, College of Humanities & the Arts

Scott Hamilton, 2014
Moss Landing Marine Labs, College of Science

Matthew Holian, 2014
Department of Economics, College of Social Sciences

Camille Johnson, 2013
Department of Organization & Management, College of Business

Juneseok Lee, 2013
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering

Lionel Cheruzel, 2012
Department of Chemistry, College of Science

Lili Luo, 2012
School of Library & Information Science, College of Applied Sciences and Arts

Ivano Aiello, 2011
Moss Landing Marine Labs, College of Science

Marjorie Freedman, 2011
Department of Nutrition, Food Science & Packaging, College of Applied Sciences and Arts

Craig Clements, 2010
Department of Meteorology and Climate Science, College of Science

Amy D’Andrade, 2010
School of Social Work, College of Applied Sciences and Arts

Susan Lambrecht, 2009
Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science

Danelle Moon, 2009
Director of Special Collections and Archives, University Library

Daryl Eggers, 2008
Department of Chemistry, College of Science

Sadhna Diwan, 2007
School of Social Work, College of Applied Sciences and Arts

Gilles Muller, 2007
Department of Chemistry, College of Science

John Clapp, 2006
Animation/Illustration Department, School of Art & Design

John Lee, 2006
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department, College of Engineering

Michael Graham, 2005
Moss Landing Marine Labs, College of Science

Jennifer Madigan, 2005
Department of Special Education, College of Education