The UCSF Dickson Emeritus/a Professorship Award Recipients

Created by a gift endowment from the late Edward A. Dickson, Regent of the University of California from 1913 to 1946, the Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award honors outstanding research, scholarly work, teaching, or public service activities by a UCSF emeritus/a professor that have continued since retirement. The highest priority is for support of activities that benefit the campus and for which funding is not available from other sources. The awardee(s) shall be known as the Edward A. Dickson Emeritus/a Professor for the duration of the award.

2019 Call for Applications

Applications due by 5:00 pm, Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Award:
Created by a gift endowment from the late Edward A. Dickson, Regent of the University of California from 1913 to 1946, the Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award honors outstanding research, scholarly work, teaching, or public service activities by a UCSF emeritus/a professor that have continued since retirement. The highest priority is for support of activities that benefit the campus and for which funding is not available from other sources.

The awardee(s) shall be known as the Edward A. Dickson Emeritus/a Professor for the duration of the award. At the end of the award period, awardee(s) will submit a concise written report of the accomplishments that have resulted from the Professorship as well as how the funds were used.

Funding: 
Each UC campus receives funds to support one or more awards each year.  Each award is for a maximum of $10,000 and is made to the Emeritus/a Professor for the upcoming two (2) fiscal years. The award may be used for any purpose in conformity with University of California guidelines.  However, funds may not be used for recall salary.

Eligibility: 
All emeritus/a faculty in all series, including those on recall, are eligible to apply. Activities which may be recognized by the Award include any area of teaching, research or public service, whether or not it is directly related to the nominee’s previous career accomplishments.

Evaluation Criteria:
The following criteria are used to evaluate applications: feasibility, innovation, significance, impact and budget. The most competitive submissions will be those that support activities that benefit UCSF and for which funding is not available from other sources.

Application Review Process: 
Applications will be reviewed by an ad hoc Review Committee appointed by the Vice Provost, Academic Affairs. Review Committee members are not eligible to apply for the Award in the year in which they serve. The most competitive submissions will be those that support activities that benefit UCSF and for which funding is not available from other sources. The Vice Provost will make the final decision based on the Committee’s recommendations, after which the applicants will be notified. The award recipient(s) will be announced in April.

Reporting:

Award recipients are required to submit two (2) reports to the Office of the Vice Provost, Academic Affairs. A brief interim report showing the balance of funds is due at the end of the first fiscal year. A final report is required within six months after the end of the funding period and should include a summary of activities and an accounting of funds.

Application Packet must include the following:

  1. Application form (PDF or MS Word) to be completed electronically) 
  2. Project Description (1 to 2 pages; font size 11-12 point): 
    • Background; current stage of project; current funding, if any.
    • Feasibility, innovation and potential impact.
    • Figures and tables must be included within the 1 to 2 page project description.
    • Bibliography may follow (no page limit).
  3. Budget and budget justification (1 page) that outlines in detail how the funds will be used.
  4. NIH-style biosketch (not to exceed 4 pages).

Application Submission: 

  • Submit as a single e-mail attachment to: Abby Draper at Abigail.Draper@ucsf.edu
  • Subject line should be "Attention of Brian Alldredge, Vice Provost-Academic Affairs, Dickson Award Application."
  • Deadline: 5:00 pm on March 13, 2019Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. 

Questions: Contact the VPAA Office by e-mailing Abigail.Draper@ucsf.edu.

 

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