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UF/IFAS Office of the Dean for Research

UF/IFAS Office of the Dean for Research

This Call is For: Faculty and Unit Leaders

Submission Deadline: February 13, 2019

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We have just received official notification that the Research Professorship awards sponsored by the University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) will be made for 2019. Nominations of faculty are to be made by Department Chairs and Center Directors. We will appoint an advisory committee of past UFRF research professors to evaluate the nominees. Based on input received from that committee, UF/IFAS nominations will be selected and forwarded to the Vice President for Research.


The eligible pool includes all Full-time Associate, Full, and Distinguished Professors who are tenured at the time of the award and have been employed by the University of Florida for at least five years (as of May 1 in the year of nomination). Eminent Scholars are not eligible for this award. Note: This award is based on performance over the most recent five years of work.

Nomination Process

The nomination packets should include:

• A signed supporting letter from the Unit Leader documenting the candidate’s standing in his/her field (PDF file).

• A one-page lay abstract by the candidate that details her/his recent accomplishments and current research agenda (Microsoft Word format preferred).

• A current curriculum vitae.

Submission Process

Please consider nominating a faculty member from your Unit for this important award. One faculty member from each unit may be nominated. Please contact your selected faculty and have them prepare their packet for your review and approval. Here is additional information regarding the eligibility criteria and nomination process. All nomination material must be submitted by email to by our internal deadline of Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

For More Information

Contact John Davis (Associate Dean for Research, or Linda Smith (Administrative Specialist, with questions.