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Dean’s Research Excellence Award for Mentoring (DREAM)

The CCAS Dean's Office is pleased to announce the continuation of the CCAS Dean’s Research Excellence Award for Mentoring (DREAM) program, which we launched last year. This award is to recognize the contributions of our research mentors. CCAS full time faculty (including tenured, tenure track, contract, or research faculty) who have provided mentoring for colleagues within CCAS are eligible for the competition. An honorarium of $1,000 will be awarded to the top recipient of award.

Call for Nominations for the 2017-2018 CCAS Dean’s Research Excellence Award for Mentoring (DREAM). DUE: Friday, April 13, 2018


Brief information on nominations should be entered on our Nomination Form for DREAM as soon as possible, and no later than April 13, 2018. Full packages should be emailed to in one PDF file by April 13, 2018, with the following materials:

  1. Cover letter from the nominator, who should be a regular faculty (tenured, tenure track, or contract faculty member) in CCAS
  2. Letter of support from a mentee
  3. Statement of nominee's mentoring activities and its impact in recent years
  4. Biosketch for the nominee, up to three pages

Review Process

The applications will be reviewed by the CCAS Research Advisory Committee,which consists of three faculty members from each division: Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Natural and Mathematical Sciences. If a current CCAS Research Advisory Committee member is a nominee, a faculty from that division will be selected as a replacement by the Associate Dean for Research in consultation with the Dean. The committee will review all application packages and make recommendations to the Dean who will make the final decision.

Notification of Decisions

The Dean will notify nominees of his decision in April 2018. An award ceremony will be held during the CCAS Faculty Celebration event towards the end of semester.