The Research Policy Committee seeks nominations from all colleges and schools at UNM for its 56th Annual Research Lectureship Award. The Research Lectureship is the highest honor UNM can bestow upon a faculty member in recognition of research/creative activity of exceptional merit. The Research Policy Committee encourages prospective nominators to continue the unique tradition of excellence that the Annual Research Lectureship embodies by nominating their deserving colleagues.

The awardee will deliver the lecture in the 2012 spring semester and, in return, will receive an honorarium and cash award to be placed in a research-related account. In addition, the awardee's name will be included in the UNM Roll of Honor.

The nominee must be an active, full-time UNM faculty member for at least five years at the time the nomination is submitted. The current research or creative work of the nominee must be of the highest quality. Nominators are responsible for assembling documentation in support of their nominees.

This documentation will typically include:

1) A current comprehensive resume of the nominee (containing information on publications, research contracts, student support, patents, or other indicators of creative contributions)

2) Evaluations (not more than 10) of the nominee's accomplishments by national and international experts. Evaluations should be preceded by a list of the evaluators and their affiliations. Evaluators should be notified that their letters are to be read by non-specialists in their field.

3) A cover letter from the nominator, describing the work and distinctive qualities of the nominee.

All required materials, including the letters of evaluation, must be submitted by the deadline, incomplete submissions will not be considered. In order for the Research Policy Committee/Research Recognition Subcommittee to assess the nominees on a comparable basis, it is essential that the documentation be extremely thorough. Decisions will be based entirely on the materials submitted. Persons nominated in previous years may be re-nominated if they continue to meet the criteria stated above. In such cases, nominators should confirm their previous nominee by contacting Barkley.

E-mail or paper copies of each nomination must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 29, 2012 to:

Professor Daniel C. Barkley
1 University of New Mexico
Zimmerman Library, MSC 05 3050
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Telephone: 505-277-7180

For more information, contact Barkley at (505) 277-7180 or via email,