The President’s Research Award is available to all full-time continuing faculty members at Concordia, either as individuals or in groups. When awarded it is presented to the recipient at convocation and comprises a medallion to be worn subsequently as part of the recipient’s academic dress at Concordia functions, a framed certificate recognizing the accomplishment, and a $500 grant from the President’s office to be spent on scholarly materials or activities of the recipient's choosing (within the boundaries of Concordia’s spending guidelines).
The President’s Research Award is not an annual award and is bestowed only as circumstances dictate. There may be no recipients for some years, or multiple recipients in a particular year. The Award may be bestowed where the following circumstances apply:
· A faculty member or group has, over a substantial period of time, made a consistent and significant research or scholarly contribution to their field.
· A faculty member or group has produced a single piece of high-impact research or scholarship that has made a major contribution to their field.
· In addition to the above the researcher/s should have an international or national reputation for research and/or scholarly excellence.
Nominations must be received annually by February 1.
Candidates are to be nominated by at least three co-signing full-time continuing faculty members.