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McMaster Faculty of Social Sciences Impact Award

The Faculty of Social Sciences invites nominations for the Impact Award.

Description

Impacts are long-term research outcomes that take the form of changed thinking, behaviours and policy. They are reflected through global economic performance, competitiveness, public service effectiveness, new products and services, employment, policy, learning skills enhancement, quality of life, community cohesion, and movement toward reconciliation and social inclusion.

The Faculty’s Impact Award recognizes outstanding research impacts, knowledge mobilization, and/or outreach activities. Initiatives will have facilitated the flow and exchange of research knowledge within and/or beyond the relevant social sciences research community. The award is given to an individual or team whose research has had important:

  • intellectual or academic impacts

and/or

  • community, cultural, social and/or economic impacts

No type of impact will be prioritized over the other.


Value

One $1000 prize will be awarded.

2018 Impact Award

Mike Veall has been awarded the inaugural Faculty of Social Sciences Impact Award for 2018. The Faculty’s Impact Award recognizes outstanding research impacts, knowledge mobilization, and/or outreach activities. Initiatives will have facilitated the flow and exchange of research knowledge within and/or beyond the relevant social sciences research community. Read on...

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for Impact Award a nominee must be a member of McMaster University’s Faculty of Social Sciences with a teaching or tenure-stream appointment. 

Self-nominations are eligible. 

Application Timeline

TBA 

To Apply

Notice of Intent

Please send an email to Christine Hollins hollinc@mcmaster.ca by 4:00 p.m. April 6 that includes the name of the nominee and all relevant team members.

 

Full Nomination

The full nomination will consist of:

  • a maximum two-page letter justifying the nomination;
  • the nominee’s McMaster CV;
  • optional: maximum 10-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, posters, reports, testimonials from knowledge users etc.

Evaluation Criteria

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

  • evidence of contributions within the nominee’s fields of research, including, but not limited to, scholarly literature, and other knowledge mobilization contributions, such as commissioned reports, professional practice, public discourse, public policies, products and services, experience in collaboration, etc.;
  • evidence of influence and impact on research and societal outcomes. 

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