University of Vermont

The Graduate College

University Scholars

The University Scholars program recognizes distinguished UVM faculty members for sustained excellence in research, creative and scholarly activities. The Scholars are selected by a faculty panel based upon nominations submitted by UVM colleagues.

2013 - 2014 University Scholars

Our 2013 - 2014 University Scholars are:

  • Michael Giangreco, Professor, Department of Education, College of Education and Social Services
  • Betsy Hoza, Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Christopher Landry, Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Curtis Ventriss, Professor, Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources

See also our prior University Scholars.

Nomination Guidelines

The purposes of this award are to recognize, reward, and honor the sustained excellence in research, creative and scholarly activities of the Faculty, and to encourage a general climate of scholarship at the University of Vermont..

Any full-time tenure track, extension, library, lecture or research UVM faculty member at the level of senior lecturer, assistant professor or above, including Emeriti faculty, may nominate or re-nominate any other such member of the faculty for a University Scholar Award. Please note that this award is not limited to members of the Graduate Faculty. It is most appropriate for nominees to be at the highest rank in their faculty track.

Four University Scholar Awards will be available: two to individuals in the Social Sciences, Humanities and Creative Arts, and two to individuals in the Basic and Applied Sciences (including Biological, Medical and Physical Sciences). Each of the four awards will carry a grant of $2500 to be used at the discretion of the recipient to promote her or his scholarly activities.

Nominations will be reviewed by a faculty committee which will then forward its recommendations to the Graduate College for final action.

The University Scholars are announced in early April.

Each nomination must include:

  • a completed Nomination form (as PDF),
  • a letter of nomination,
  • a letter seconding the nomination from a UVM faculty member,
  • an updated Curriculum Vitae of the nominee

Please address the following items in the letter of nomination and the letter seconding the nomination:

  • Contributions promoting research, creative activities and scholarship in the discipline of the nominee, highlighting particularly unique and highly acclaimed contributions.
  • Contributions to promoting research, creative activities and scholarship in the UVM community.
  • Contributions to the education of graduate and undergraduate students at UVM.
  • Other comments deemed pertinent.

The nomination materials must be received by the Graduate College Office by no later than the date listed in the Graduate College Calendar. If you have any further questions about this program, please contact the Graduate College Office at x63160.

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