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The College of Sciences has several awards, grants, and professional opportunities that are available to faculty. Please read each of these carefully for their specific rules and eligibility requirements. Click on the individual titles to for more information and/or to apply.

Awards

Alan and Carlene Baharlou Distinguished Service Award of the College of Sciences

Full Criteria | Nomination Form

The Baharlou Distinguished Service Award is designed to recognize a member in the College of Sciences who has developed a record of outstanding service that supports and contributes to the teaching and research missions of the College. The ideal candidate for the award shall be a faculty member or department chair:
  • With a distinguished record of service that extends beyond the department to include outstanding service to the College, the University, the community and/or major professional organizations.
  • Whose record of service contributions is long-term and extends beyond the present academic year.
  • Whose commitment to service is supported by excellence in the classroom and a commitment to scholarship.
  • Nominations due February 13, 2015.

 

Hanner Teaching Excellence Award

Full Criteria | Nomination Form

The Hanner Teaching Excellence Award is designed to celebrate and honor consistent excellence in teaching. The ideal candidate for the award shall be:
  • A faculty member who is recognized by both colleagues and students as a teacher of the highest caliber, dedicated to the learning enterprise.
  • A teacher who is involved in creative teaching and learning activities outside the boundaries of traditional course work.
  • A teacher who challenges students to fulfill their potential as learners.
  • A teacher who demonstrates teaching excellence across all courses offered.
  • Nominations due February 13, 2015.

 

College of Sciences Lawrence A. Ringenberg Award

Full Criteria | Nomination Form

The Ringenberg Award is the highest faculty honor bestowed by Eastern Illinois University's College of Sciences. The award is named in honor of Lawrence A. Ringenberg, the first dean of Arts and Sciences at EIU, serving from 1961-1980. In the tradition of Dr. Ringenberg, this award recognizes excellence in our academic community. The award is given to tenured faculty members in the College of Sciences for exceptional performance during their academic career at Eastern Illinois University. The award criteria are:
  • A published scholar who has developed a national or international reputation in his or her field.
  • A teacher of the highest caliber, dedicated to helping students achieve their personal and professional goals.
  • A person with a distinguished record of service to his or her Department, the College of Sciences, the University, and/or his or her profession.
  • Nominations due February 13, 2015.

 

Lida G. Wall Faculty Research Mentor Award

Full Criteria | Nomination Form

The Lida G. Wall Faculty Research Mentor Award is an annual honor bestowed on a faculty member in the College of Sciences who has served as a research mentor to one or more undergraduate students during the last two years. The ideal candidate:
  • Must be a tenured or tenure-track faculty member in the College of Sciences.
  • Must be recognized by both colleagues and students as being a dedicated, outstanding undergraduate research mentor and teacher.
  • Must have been engaged in an active mentoring research role resulting in student publications and/or presentations during the last two years.
  • Will be eligible for re-nomination four years after receiving the award.
  • Nominations due February 13, 2015.

 

Outstanding Faculty Award

Nomination Form

The College of Sciences Student Advisory Board recognizes an outstanding faculty member from the College of Sciences each year. The nominating student or advisory board member honors the award recipient at the annual ScienceFest.
  • Write a short essay explaining why you think this professor deserves the Outstanding Faculty Award.
  • Please limit your essay to 4 pages, double-spaced.
  • The recipient will be selected by the College of Sciences Student Advisory Board.
  • Nominations due February 13, 2015.

 

GRANTS

Early Research Support Grant

The Early Research Support Grant is available to untenured, tenure-track faculty to promote scholarly activities and to provide support as they begin their research program at EIU.

The intent of the fund is to provide supplementary materials and equipment to enhance faculty members' research/creative activities or to provide funds to assist faculty members with expenses associated with presenting research/creative active results at a professional conference. Faculty members may apply annually for funds throughout their probationary years.

  • Applications due to department chairs by November 7, 2014.

 

Increasing Distance Education in the Sciences (IDEAS)

The purpose of IDEAS is to provide planning and incentive funds for faculty to develop new distance education courses, or to revise existing courses to be offered for distance education.

This competitive grant is open to tenured and tenure-track faculty in departments. Preference will be given to courses that have the potential to generate a sustainable enrollment and meet program needs, such as general education, courses for majors, and high-demand service courses (e.g., senior seminar courses).

  • Applications due April 2, 2015.

 

Interdisciplinary Research in the Sciences (IRIS)

The College of Sciences (COS) at Eastern Illinois University recognizes the value of interdisciplinarity within the academy.

Working with colleagues from other disciplines has the potential to foster dynamic ideas and research protocols to address issues of importance to humanity. In this spirit, COS will award grant funds to one or more interdisciplinary faculty research team comprised of at least one primary investigator from COS. Other team members may be from departments in any college or other unit within EIU. Only new research protocols will be considered. Inclusion of undergraduate and/or graduate student researchers is encouraged, but not required.

  • Applications due October 10, 2014.

 

Seed Grant

The purpose of the Seed Grant is to provide incentive funds for faculty to obtain pilot data in order to seek external grant funds.

The grant competition is open to tenured and tenure-track faculty in COS. Faculty may not reapply for a Seed Grant until COS receives documentation of submission of application to an external agency from the previous Seed Grant.

  • Applications due to department chairs by February 6, 2015.

Visiting Scholars Grant

The COS Visiting Scholars Grant is available to assist departments or organizations with the expenses associated with bringing scholars to campus or the the expenses associated with having professional/scientific meetings or conferences at EIU.
  • Applications due to department chairs by September 26, 2014.

 

OPPORTUNITIES

Celebration of Publications, Creative Works, and Grants

2014 Program | 2013 Program

The 2015 Celebration of Publications, Creative Works, and Grants will be held on October 28, 2015.

Previously known as Publishing Scholars, this event, sponsored by The Division of Academic Affairs, celebrates the creative accomplishments of our faculty and staff here at Eastern Illinois University by showcasing their recent publications and creative works. Also honored in this reception are grants received through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

  • Only publications that have been externally reviewed/juried/refereed should be included.
  • For creative works, they must be off campus, invited, or juried submissions.
  • Works listed in previous Celebration of Publications, Creative Works, and Grants brochures should not be included.
  • Only works from September 1 - August 31 of the most recent year should be included.
  •  COS submissions are due by September 17, 2015.