Call for Nominations: Building Research Capacity at Lakehead University Award - Deadline: January 31, 2020

Building Research Capacity at Lakehead University Award

Dedicated researchers at Lakehead University continue to actively collaborate in university-wide initiatives such as preparation of significant research proposals and engaging in other unique research capacity building strategies. Lakehead University values the drive and dedication of its researchers and applauds all such initiatives. To formally recognize the contributions of these
dedicated individuals or groups to the University’s research capacity and productivity as a whole, Lakehead University invites nominations for the annual Building Research Capacity at Lakehead University Award.

Award Criteria:
Each year, the Building Research Capacity at Lakehead University Award is presented to an individual researcher or a group of researchers who have enhanced Lakehead University’s research capacity beyond their individual program(s) of research.

Examples of such activities are:
● Contributing to major Lakehead University research initiatives or projects resulting in benefits to the broader university community;
● Creating successful interdisciplinary research centres or groups that have increased research capacity and external funding at the University;
● Demonstrated research leadership and mentorship of junior researchers and highly qualified personnel resulting in increased research capacity;
● Creating a legacy for researchers to utilize and/or build upon (i.e., research infrastructure, research tools, etc.) to ensure continued research productivity and success at Lakehead University; and/or
● Creating or facilitating significant events that promote research and innovation at Lakehead University.

Only full-time tenure-track and tenured Lakehead University faculty members are eligible for this award.

Nomination Process:
Applications are due January 31, 2020. All applications must be submitted through the Romeo Research Portal, and must contain the following documentation:
● Letter of nomination highlighting how the individual researcher or group of researchers have enhanced Lakehead University’s research capacity beyond their individual program(s) of research. Eligible nominators must be full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty members. Self-nominations will also be accepted. In such cases, self- nominators are not required to submit a separate letter of nomination.
● Any other evidence of the relevant research capacity building that the nominator wishes to submit in support of the nomination, including letters of support.

Selection Committee:
The Vice-President (Research and Innovation) shall appoint a Selection Committee. The Selection Committee will review all submitted nominations and make its recommendations to the Vice-President (Research and Innovation). The Selection Committee may recommend that the award not be presented if applications received do not meet the award criteria.


One cash award of $1,000 and a framed certificate will be presented to the selected recipient(s) during Research and Innovation Week’s Awards Reception.