University of California, San Diego


March 5, 2007


SUBJECT:    Call for Nominations - Faculty Research Lecturer

The Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecturer Award recognizes colleagues whose research has made a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge. Each year the Senate selects two members of the faculty to receive this prestigious award, one from the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences, and one from the Sciences. Each recipient is asked to present a lecture on a topic of his or her choice, is honored by the faculty in a reception following the lecture, and receives a $1,000 honorarium.

You are invited to nominate a colleague for this noteworthy prize. Nominations must be accompanied by a statement not to exceed two pages that makes the argument for the nomination, a curriculum vitae, and a bibliography. It is critical that the two-page statement fully documents the nominee's:

*field of knowledge

*important research contributions and where the contributions stand in relationship to his or her peers and discipline(s); where possible, please identify specific papers, books, or treatises that epitomize the nominee's contribution

*ability to deliver a provocative lecture having broad audience appeal

*a brief statement about the probable focus of the nominee's lecture

Past Faculty Research Lecture Award recipients can be found at:


The Committee on the Faculty Research Lecturer is charged with recommending the award recipients to the Representative Assembly. We must complete the review process and make our recommendation by mid-April. Therefore, we ask you to forward your nominations to the Academic Senate Office either by campus mail (Attention: Missie Jacobs, 0002) or email (gjacobs@ucsd.edu) no later than Monday, April 9, 2007.

Richard Arneson,
Committee on Faculty
Research Lecturer