Women's Studies and Resource Center Faculty Award
The Janet Mason Ellerby Women’s and Gender Studies Scholarly Award
The Women’s Studies and Resource Center is pleased to announce the establishment of a new award. The Janet Mason Ellerby Women’s and Gender Studies Scholarly Award recognizes UNCW faculty for substantial scholarship in the field of Women’s and Gender Studies.
The Janet Mason Ellerby Women’s and Gender Studies Scholarly Award is hereby created as an annually funded award at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in recognition of Dr. Ellerby’s significant contributions to feminist scholarship and activism.
The award recognizes UNCW scholars for substantial scholarship in the field of Women’s and Gender Studies.
The award is considered a merit award and the recipient will be selected on a written nomination. It will be awarded annually to one continuing full-time or part-time faculty member with 2 or more continuous years in good standing at UNCW. The recipient receives an award and $300.
The Janet Mason Ellerby Women’s and Gender Studies Scholarly Award selection committee shall select a recipient and announce the recipient to the WSRC director who will send official notice in writing to the recipient. The award recipient will be selected based on criteria stated above. A committee composed of at least three (3) members of the Women’s Studies advisory board will choose the recipient. Selection Committee members may not submit applications. Selection Committee members will cycle off every two (2) years, when possible. Previous awardees are not eligible for three (3) years.
The award takes two forms which will alternate annually: one for distinguished scholars and one for emerging scholars. For this award, a distinguished scholar is defined as an associate or full professor and an emerging scholar is defined as a faculty member in her/his first 2 to 3 years of scholarship or one who has recently moved into the field of Women’s and Gender Studies. The 2012-2013 academic year will address distinguished scholars in the field of Women’s and Gender Studies at UNCW. In both categories of the award, it is expected that the nomination packet address at least two (2) of the following: mentoring students; project/ program mentoring; promoting and educating the university community and the public about women’s issues; curriculum changes and impact; service to the university, the community, and the profession with respect to advancing women’s issues; and public scholarship.
III. Schedule of Contributions and Recognition
Applications received after 1:00 p.m. on the deadline date of Tuesday, January 15, 2013 will be declared ineligible. The honoree will be announced by Monday, February 25, 2013. The recipient will be honored at the spring reception for graduating Women’s Studies minors in early May.
The award will be full payment in spring semester to be disbursed to cover operating need or as compensation. If the payment is not spent by June 1, the funding will be returned to the WSRC and will fund future awards. Availability of the award is contingent upon the availability of funds.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington is a recognized tax exempt organization under IRS guidelines (UNCW Tax ID 56-1258660). All policies and procedures of UNCW shall be followed in the management of the WSRC Trust Fund.
Any individual, organization, corporation or foundation may make additions to the Fund at any time and such additions shall be made subject to the provision of this instrument. All gifts to the Fund are irrevocable.
For more information contact the UNCW Women’s Studies and Resource Center at 910.962.7870 or University Advancement at 910.962.3751.