Research Tracks

A publication of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University

Nominate an outstanding research mentor for URSA Awards in Excellence and Service


Do you know a Baylor faculty member, staff member or student with a strong commitment to undergraduate research?  Honor their hard work by nominating them for the second annual URSA Awards in Excellence and Service!

Presented by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Undergraduate Research & Scholarly Achievement Steering Committee, the awards recognize unique contributions that help make research a part of the Baylor undergraduate experience.

There are three categories of URSA Awards:

Outstanding Research Mentor
Outstanding Research Mentor awards are presented to individual faculty members or faculty research teams that demonstrate excellence in mentoring undergraduate researchers. In recognition of the breadth of expertise on our campus, separate Outstanding Research Mentor Awards are presented to faculty in arts, humanities, and professional disciplines and to those in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health-related disciplines.

Excellence in Leadership
The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals, programs, or organizations that demonstrate leadership, imagination and persistence in developing research opportunities for undergraduate students.

Exceptional Service
This award is presented in honor of exceptional service by faculty, students or staff in building support for undergraduate research activities. Examples include, but are not limited to, playing a significant role in obtaining funding to support research endeavors, providing the means to present scholarly work via conferences or publication, encouraging diversity in research, building research curriculum and providing other types of programmatic support. Nominations in this category usually come from the URSA Steering Committee, Awards Subcommittee, or the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

Click here to access the URSA award nomination form.  Nominations are due by Friday, March 21. 

Contact Donna Haberman at 254-710-7594 for more information.

Read about the recipients of last year’s URSA Awards in Excellence in the Research Tracks blog archive.

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