UB Exceptional Scholar: Sustained Achievement


  • Associate and Full Professors are eligible. Faculty members currently holding SUNY or UB Distinguished ranks are not eligible
  • The work, individually and collectively, must have garnered public and/or professional accolades beyond the norm for other bodies of work in the identified genre (e.g. citation analysis, critical reviews signifying the work is of enduring importance, completion of the work under the auspices of a highly prestigious fellowship or grant)
  • This award is for a body of work completed over a number of years. The award is not intended as a lifetime achievement award, but rather as recognition for outstanding performance in a recent segment of a scholar's career
  • The number of nominations is determined annually by the Provost's Office (based on faculty headcount for the School).


  • Departments should consult with the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs to discuss the candidacy of an individual.
  • The department should begin the process of compiling the dossier as soon as possible after notifying the Dean's Office. Please allow ample time to send requests and receive responses from outside evaluators and obtain the appropriate supporting documents.
  • An initial copy of the final dossier should be given to the Dean's Office as soon as it is complete (but no later than the first working day in February). The dossier will be reviewed, recommendations will be made for any changes and the notated copy will be returned to the department.
  • Once the department has made corrections, the original dossier and 3 copies should be returned to the Dean's Office.  The Awards Committee will review and vote on the nomination and forward their decision to the Dean.
  • The dossiers will be delivered to the Provost's Office no later than March 1st.

Nomination to include (in the following order)

  • Chair's letter.
  • Candidate's Vita.
  • Awards, fellowships and/or major grants – list and explain the professional significance of each.
  • External evaluator letters from authorities in the field – submit a minimum of two but not more than four letters from distinguished, disinterested individuals addressing the importance of the candidate's work and their impact on the field.
  • Citation analysis and/or critical reviews of the candidate's work

SPHHP Due Date

  • January 31