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Telfer Research Excellence Awards

2018 recipients

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Established Researcher:

Bijan Raahemi

 

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Emerging Researcher:

Jonathan Li

 

Research Excellence Award – Established Researcher

Description

The recipient of the Established Researcher award is a faculty member who through his/her impactful research has earned national or international recognition for the Telfer School of Management. The recipient of this award has over the past 5 years conducted outstanding and impactful research.

Evaluation Criteria

In assessing nominees’ for the Established Researcher Award, the Telfer School Research Committee will evaluate the following criteria:

  • Quality of Research: The recipient of the Established Researcher Award conducted and published high quality research over the past 5 years. Because research quality indicators are specific to disciplines, one or several of them can be used in promoting a candidate: publications in high quality journals (including papers invited for revision and resubmission), presentations at leading academic conferences, number of citations and/or its derivative measures (such as h-index), journal impact factor, external awards, other discipline relevant indicators and relevant attention from the broader academic community of the candidate’s discipline. When evaluating candidates, the Research Committee will evaluate each candidate within his/her discipline using discipline-specific indicators. The Research Committee will also look for evidence that the candidate is an independent researcher, including abilities to foster new research collaborations. Potential for research to impact management practices and policy-making, as well as receiving media attention will be considered to reflect quality of the candidate’s research.
  • Research Funding: the recipient has a strong history of securing external funding or research support.
  • Students’ Research Training: The recipient should have demonstrated willingness to participate in the research training of students. Evidence for student training can include, but is not limited to: participating in the UROP program, the supervision or co-supervision of graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows, teaching in the MSc and/or PhD programs, publishing with students, or sitting on graduate students’ thesis committees.

Evaluation of candidates will be based on CV but also on a support letter that will persuasively, comprehensively, and with examples convey how the candidates’ research meets the evaluation criteria detailed above.

Eligibility Criteria

  • As completed a minimum of seven years as an independent researcher
  • Holds a full time tenured position at the Telfer School of Management
  • Did not receive this award in the last two years
  • Is APUO member

Nomination Process

Candidates for this award are nominated by Telfer School colleagues or sections. For each candidate a letter of support and current CV are to be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the latest on April 15 (or the first following open day when it falls on weekends). The candidate’s CV should attest that s/he meets the minimum eligibility criteria.

The awardee is recommended to the Vice-Dean (Research) by a jury consisting of members of the Telfer School Research Committee; if necessary assistance of a domain expert evaluator (external or internal to Telfer School) in assessing the dossiers of candidates can be requested.

At most one Established Researcher Award will be bestowed in a given year.

Considering the eligibility and evaluation criteria, there might be no recipient for this award in a given academic year.

Research Excellence Award – Emerging Researcher

Description

The purpose of the award is to recognize a Telfer School of Management junior faculty member who is on a path to research excellence and to identify potential candidates for the University of Ottawa Young Researcher of the Year Award. The recipient of this award is a faculty member at the Telfer School who is in the early stages of his/her career, with an independent program of research that demonstrates outstanding potential to impact future research and management practices.

Evaluation Criteria

In assessing nominees’ for the Emerging Researcher Award, the Telfer School Research Committee will evaluate the following criteria:

  • Quality of Research: The recipient of the Emerging Researcher Award should demonstrate the ability to conduct and publish high quality research. Because research quality indicators are specific to disciplines, one or several of them can be used in promoting a nominee: publications in high quality journals (including papers invited for revision and resubmission), presentations at leading academic conferences, number of citations and/or its derivative measures (such as h-index), journal impact factor, external awards, other discipline relevant indicators and relevant attention from the broader academic community of the nominee’s discipline. When evaluating candidates, the Research Committee will evaluate each nominee within his/her discipline using discipline-specific indicators. The Research Committee will also look for evidence to support the candidates’ ability to develop into an independent researcher, including abilities to foster new research collaborations. Potential for research to impact management practices and policy-making, as well as receiving media attention will be considered to reflect quality of the nominees’ research.
  • Research Funding: the recipient must exhibit the ability to secure external research funding or research support.
  • Students’ Research Training: The recipient should have demonstrated willingness to participate in the research training of students. Evidence for student training can include, but is not limited to: participating in the UROP program, the supervision or co-supervision of graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows, teaching in the MSc and/or PhD programs, publishing with students, or sitting on graduate students’ thesis committees.

Evaluation of candidates will be based on CV but also on a support letter that will persuasively, comprehensively, and with examples convey how the nominees’ research meets the evaluation criteria detailed above.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Has completed at least two years but no more than seven as an independent researcher
  • Holds a tenure-track position or was granted tenure and promotion in the last 2 years
  • Is APUO member
  • Did not receive this award in the past

Nomination Process

Candidates for this award are nominated by Telfer School colleagues or sections. For each candidate a letter of support and current CV are to be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the latest on October 10 (or the first following open day when it falls on weekends). The candidate’s CV should attest that s/he meets the minimum eligibility criteria.

The awardee is recommended to the Vice-Dean (Research) by a jury consisting of members of the Telfer School Research Committee; if necessary assistance of a domain expert evaluator (external or internal to Telfer School) in assessing the dossiers of candidates can be requested.

At most one Emerging Researcher Award will be bestowed in a given year.

Considering the eligibility and evaluation criteria, there might be no recipient for this award in a given academic year.

Research Excellence Award – Idea to Innovation Award

Description

The recipient of Idea to Innovation (I2I) award has embarked on a research that demonstrates out-of-the-box thinking. Examples include research that introduces a new paradigm or challenge, looks at existing theories from new standpoint, or shows a uniquely creative approach to solving a management/policy-related issue. The dossier submitted for evaluation may represent a part of a candidate’s research program or may be submitted by a team for a team based research project.

Evaluation Criteria

Innovation is defined as a process of translating an idea into something that creates value for society. Therefore, in assessing candidates’ research for the I2I award, the Telfer School Research Committee will consider the following criteria equally:

  • Originality of Research Idea: Submitted research should exhibit an element of distinctiveness. The Research Committee will evaluate the extent to which the research demonstrates a fundamental difference from the status quo or conventional research within the given field or topic.
  • Impact on Scholarly Research: Submitted research should demonstrate the potential to have an impact in a research field. Evidence of impact can include, but is not limited to: number of citations, quality of journal publications, external awards, relevant attention from the academic community, and other field-specific research impact factors.
  • Societal Impact: The research should have potential or realized implications for practice and/or education. Evidence for societal impact can include, but is not limited to: media attention, novel course design and teaching materials, practitioners’ attention related such as for example, policy development, organizational changes, or publication in such outlets as The Globe and Mail or The Wall Street Journal.

Evaluation of candidates will be based on CV but also on a support letter that will persuasively, comprehensively, and with examples convey how the candidate’s research meets the evaluation criteria detailed above.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Hold a full-time tenure or tenure-track position at the Telfer School of Management
  • Not have received this award in the last four years
  • Currently hold a Tri-Council grant or have applied for Tri-Council funding in the last 2  years as a Principal Investigator
  • Have supervised or co-supervised at least one graduate student or postdoctoral fellow in the last 2 years

Nomination Process

Candidates (individuals or research team) for the I2I award are nominated by Telfer School colleagues or by sections. For each candidate or team, a letter of support and the candidates’, or members of the research team, most recent CV are to be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the latest on April 15 every two years starting in 2018 (or the first following open day when it falls on weekends). The candidate’s CV should verify that s/he meets the minimum eligibility criteria. It is also possible to submit a sample of scholarly output supporting a nomination.

The awardee is recommended to the Vice-Dean (Research) by a jury consisting of members of the Telfer School Research Committee; if necessary assistance of a domain expert evaluator (external or internal to Telfer School) in assessing presented research dossier can be requested.

At most one Idea to Innovation Award will be bestowed every two years.

Considering the eligibility and evaluation criteria, there might be no recipient for I2I award at given competition year.

 

 

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