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Award Info

Applications Open
October 2, 2023
Applications Close
November 13, 2023
Notification Date
Award Contact
  1. Program Overview

    One award is available through this program for the College of Medicine.

    Please contact your college for earlier deadlines.

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  2. Funding

    The recipient shall receive a one-time payment of $2,000. Award amounts are treated as income and are subject to normal withholding tax.

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  3. Eligibility

    Each candidate:

    • Must be a full-time employee with at least three years of continuous non-visiting, non-OPS service at UCF immediately prior to the current year.
    • Must have an assignment of at least 0.10 FTE in research over each of the three immediately preceding years and the current year at UCF.
    • Must not have received an Excellence in Research — COM award in the past three academic years.
      • In considering previous winners of the Excellence in Research award, only materials developed since the last award will be considered in the evaluation for the current year’s award.


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  4. Criteria

    1. Cumulative value and impact of research efforts at UCF within the discipline and to society;
    2. Recognition of research impact by the individual’s peers in the same or in related disciplines;
    3. Publication/dissemination and presentation of research results.
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  5. Application Materials

    Award applications are summited through Interfolio. For more information, please contact

    Please include only relevant information over the last three years in CVs and application materials.


    • Applicants should include only relevant information over the last three years on their CVs and in their application materials
    • Additional component: Applicants to include a 1-2 page summary of their highlighted efforts in first section of packet
    • Page limit: Application packets should not exceed 20 pages
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  6. Evaluation and Award Process

    The dean will charge a faculty committee to evaluate the documentation submitted by the nominees and select the person to receive the College of Medicine Excellence in Research award. Faculty members who are under consideration may not serve on the selection committee in any capacity. If, in the judgment of the faculty committee, no award or nominee is merited, none need be made.

    All nominees will be notified of their selection status by the college.

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