Nominations due Jan. 10 for Founders Day Departmental Research Award

Nominations are invited for the UND Award for Departmental Excellence in Research and Creative Activity recognizing research, scholarly, and creative productivity. The winning department will be recognized at the Founders Day Banquet on Thursday, Feb.27.  Nominations should include information that will allow the selection committee to judge the quantity and quality of the research, scholarly, and creative activities of the department.  At a minimum, such nominations should include:

  1. A three-page summary stating the rationale for why the department deserves this award.
  2. A statement of support from the dean.

As part of the evaluation process, the selection committee will also review scholarly and creative activities recorded in Digital Measures and, if relevant, data on external awards and expenditures.

Nominations are due no later than Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.  The nomination and supporting documentation must be submitted electronically as a single pdf file to Please use the following format for the file name: departmentname.pdf.

The awardee will be selected by the Interim Vice President for Research & Economic Development (chair) and selected others.