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Early Career Researcher Award

McMaster Faculty of Social Sciences Early Career Researcher Award recognizes the research excellence of an early career Social Sciences faculty member.

Description

The Early Career Researcher Award recognizes the research excellence of an early career Social Sciences faculty member. Research excellence is demonstrated through contributions to one’s field of study, an ability to provide a stimulating and challenging research environment that incorporates students and teaching, and an ability to communicate research results effectively to relevant audiences.

Value

One $1000 prize.

2018 Early Career Researcher Award

2018 Early Career Researcher Award

Congratulations to Matthew Thiessen from the Department of Religious Studies, winner of the 2018 McMaster Faculty of Social Sciences Early Career Researcher Award. Read more...

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for Early Career Researcher Award a nominee must be a member of McMaster University’s Faculty of Social Sciences:

  • with a teaching or tenure-stream appointment
  • within 7 years of completion of their PhD or 7 years from the start of their first tenure track appointment

Self-nominations are eligible.

 

Application Timeline

TBA 

To Apply

Notice of Intent

Please send an email to Christine Hollins hollinc@mcmaster.ca that includes the name of the nominee.

 

Full Nomination

The full nomination will consist of:

  • A maximum two-page letter justifying the nomination
  • The nominee’s McMaster CV
  • Optional: maximum one-page free form supplement. Information included in the supplement can include, but are not limited to: relevant activities not demonstrated in the CV, additional explanation of the significance of research, links to online materials, images, links to video material etc.

 

Evaluation Criteria

The Selection Committee will evaluate the candidates’ nominations using the following criteria:

  • Originality and significance of the research within the nominee’s field
  • Excellence of research impacts including those in the broader community and scholarly accomplishments, such as research monographs, peer-reviewed articles, grants for scholarship, and creative works
  • Level of nominee’s integration of research and teaching, training and/or education 

Adjudication

This award will be adjudicated by a selection committee constituted by the Dean of Social Sciences and Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Christine Hollins: hollinc@mcmaster.ca.