University Scholar Award
The prestigious University Scholars Program provides three-year awards to faculty members who have demonstrated superior performance in scholarly activities in both research and teaching and who show great promise for future achievements.
The program is designed to identify outstanding members of the faculty and to provide each with a modest amount of funds annually for a defined number of years. The importance of these awards lies in the flexibility with which the funds may be spent. Recipients may use the funds at their discretion to enhance their scholarly work, except for salary rate increases, which are not permitted. The awards are not made for a specific project or proposal; rather, they are a symbol of the recipient’s excellence and the University’s commitment to foster outstanding people and their work. Therefore, the awards are made through nominations, not by application.
Awards of $15,000 per year will be made on a three-year basis to members of the faculty whose work is clearly superior. University Scholars may be individuals already on the University of Illinois faculty, or the awards may be used to attract faculty from other institutions to the University. Nominees for these awards will be carefully screened to assure that those selected are among the very best in their fields. Eligibility to the University Scholars Program is limited to members of the academic staff who are tenured or receiving credit toward tenure.
College guidelines and submission requirements
Campus link to University Scholars information
All complete submissions will be reviewed by the College Committee on Faculty Awards, who will make recommendations to the Dean of the College of Medicine. Nominations are due on or before Monday, February 8, 2021. Materials should be submitted electronically to [email protected] Please see the campus guidelines above for further details.
UIC Distinguished Professor Award
This appointment was created to recruit and recognize persons who have made a significant impact upon their field through scholarship, creativity and leadership. The criteria used for nomination and appointment within a particular academic field must be ones that recognize only the highest level of attainment in the field. The specification of such criteria and verification that the candidate’s work meets or exceeds them is a major responsibility of the person(s) nominating scholars for consideration as this honor. Individuals selected for the award will receive a non-salaried non-service appointment as UIC Distinguished Professor effective in the next appointment year
NOTE: Department heads must discuss consideration of a potential nominee with Dean Rosenblatt prior to developing materials, so that a decision may be made as to which nominations will be put forward by the College. Such discussions must take place by mid-January in order to allow sufficient time for crafting a nomination packet by the campus deadline in mid-February.
College guidelines and submission requirements
Campus call for Distinguished Professor nominations, guidelines, and past recipients
Award for Excellence in Teaching (AET)
This award recognizes exceptional faculty for exceptional teaching, effectiveness in curriculum and instructional material development, and the impact their research and service activities have on the classroom. Awardees receive a salary increase of $5,000 ($3,000 from campus resources, $2,000 from the nominating college).
Faculty must be tenured, tenure-track or non-tenure track faculty in the clinical ranks of assistant, associate or full professor with a full-time appointment at the University of Illinois. All candidates must have taught at UIC for a minimum of ten years in order to be eligible.
Campus call for AET nominations, guidelines, and past recipients
College of Medicine nominators are urged to provide evidence of the following when submitting a dossier: descriptions of educational products (e.g. educational software) developed by the individual and any evidence of its value (e.g. published reviews of the software); articles describing new teaching methods developed and evidence of their effectiveness; and/or concrete documentation of excellent teaching performance that compares the candidate’s performance to that of other UIC faculty or to faculty nationwide.
All complete submissions will be reviewed by the ad hoc Award for Excellence in Teaching Committee who will make recommendations to the Dean of the College of Medicine. Nominations are due on or before Monday, February 8, 2021. Materials should be submitted electronically to [email protected] Please see the campus guidelines above for further details.
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE NOMINATIONS FOR THE AWARDS LISTED ABOVE SHOULD NOT BE SENT DIRECTLY TO THE OFFICE OF THE PROVOST. THEY MUST BE REVIEWED BY THE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND RECEIVE THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE DEAN.
WHEREAS, THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE BELOW AWARDS, MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE APPROPRIATE UIC OFFICE.
Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR), the annual Research and Scholarship Awards celebrate the efforts and commitment of individuals who make exceptional progress advancing knowledge in their area of research and scholarship. These individuals inspire and promote continued excellence at UIC.
Sponsored by the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women, the annual Woman of the Year Award honors a woman who consistently works on women’s issues beyond the call of duty and who is an exemplary role model. Award criteria includes: providing service to women at UIC while on the job, responding to issues affecting women, and offering service to women through voluntarism and public support of women’s programs.
The Office of Technology Management (OTM) sponsors the annual Inventor of the Year award. Given to one UIC investigator, this award recognizes inventions that have had a significant societal impact or that have transformative potential.
Faculty of the Year Award – Chicago, Peoria, Rockford and Urbana campuses
This award recognizes outstanding achievements in multiple aspects of the College’s mission and is a distinct honor for the faculty member and his/her home department. All full time and part time faculty of the College of Medicine are eligible for consideration for the Faculty of the Year Award, which is presented at the College’s Commencement Ceremony.
Nomination and Processing Guidelines
Distinguished Faculty Award – Chicago campus
This Chicago campus award is presented to a senior faculty member in the College of Medicine in recognition of excellence in research, service to the profession, or distinction as an educator. The expectation is that this honor will go to an individual who has fulfilled the highest goals of an academician and is nationally or internationally recognized for his or her achievements. The Distinguished Faculty Award is presented at the College’s Commencement Ceremony.
Nomination and Processing Guidelines
Beginning this year, the College of Medicine at Chicago’s celebration of departmental Faculty of the Year and Rising Star awardees will retrospectively honor faculty for the previous calendar year rather than the academic year.
The nomination deadline is March 15, 2021.
Nominations for either or both awards must be submitted using the online form here: NOMINATIONS FORM
Departmental Award Guidelines
Departmental Faculty of the Year Award – Chicago campus
Chicago department heads are invited to nominate one mid-career or senior faculty member from his or her unit to receive this honor based on outstanding contributions and achievement in at least one of three areas: teaching, research, or service.
Nominees for the Faculty of the Year category should typically be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, or if holding the rank of Assistant Professor should have served on the UIC faculty for greater than 10 years.
It is strongly recommended that heads seek the advice of their advisory committee when selecting the departmental faculty of the year.
Departmental Rising Star Award – Chicago campus
Chicago department heads are invited to nominate a junior faculty member who has demonstrated strong potential to be a future leader in his or her chosen field.
Nominees for the Rising Star category should be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor and must have served on the UIC faculty for fewer than 10 years.
Images from past Faculty Recognition Ceremonies may be viewed here:
Macy Faculty Scholars Program
The Macy Faculty Scholars Program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing, with the aim of accelerating needed reforms in health professions education to accommodate the dramatic changes occurring in medical practice and health care delivery. The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation selects five faculty leaders each year as Macy Faculty Scholars. Scholars receive salary support up to $100,000 per year over two years, and must have protected time of at least 50% to pursue education reform projects at their institution.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) coordinates the applications process. As UIC may submit only 1 application from the College of Medicine and 1 application from the College of Nursing, advanced authorization is required from Research Development Services to apply. Please contact the OVCR for additional information on deadlines and application requirements. The selected applicant will be expected to complete and submit the official application by the deadline specified by the Macy Faculty Scholars Program website.
Macy Faculty Scholars Program website
Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award
The Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award recognizes the significant contributions to medical education made by gifted teachers. Special consideration is given to those who have published in medical education and whose educational materials have been adopted by other institutions. Up to four awards will be granted each year. Awardees receive a $10,000 grant. The awardee’s nominating institution will receive $2,500 for teaching activities, and, if the nominating institution has an AOA chapter, the chapter will receive a stipend of $1,000 toward its activities.
Each medical school in the United States and Canada may nominate one faculty member. The nomination is made by the Dean. The College Committee on Faculty Awards reviews nominations and recommends to the Dean the faculty member who will represent the College in the national competition.
The AAMC encourages a process that provides for broad student input as well as the peer judgement of faculty colleagues. Students will be invited to endorse candidates they favor and their comments will be forwarded to the Faculty Awards Committee prior to its deliberations.
Nomination packets for the AOA Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teaching Award must follow the format outlined by the AAMC, and are due in the COM Office of Faculty Affairs by Monday, March 15, 2021.
AAMC Request for Nominations