All College Awards

Applications for CISA awards and grants are due to Dropbox by Dec. 20, 2020. Please see the "Additional Information" section below for instructions.   

 

2020-2021 Awards and Grants 

Student Success Award (staff only)

Recognizes excellence in student support, services, advocacy, etc. 

To apply:

Letter of support highlighting relevant accomplishments (one page maximum).

 

Outstanding Staff Award (staff only)

Recognizes excellent work performance, leadership, etc.

To apply:

Letter of support highlighting relevant accomplishments (one page maximum).

 

Equity and Inclusion Award

Recognizes contributions that have advanced equity/inclusion in CISA.

To apply:

Letter of support highlighting relevant accomplishments (one page maximum).

 

Outstanding Service Award

Recognizes outstanding service to the institution, profession, and/or community, relevant to the person’s position within CISA.

To apply: 

1. Abbreviated C.V./resume addressing relevant education, employment, and service (two pages maximum).

2. Letter of support highlighting relevant accomplishments (one page maximum).

 

Outstanding Teaching Award

Recognizes excellence in teaching and student mentoring.

To apply: 

1. Abbreviated C.V./resume addressing relevant education, employment, teaching, and mentoring (five pages maximum).

2. Letter of support highlighting relevant accomplishments (one page maximum) or a peer-evaluation of teaching conducted within the last two years.

3. Course evaluations for two courses taught within the last two years (include all scores and comments).

 

Outstanding Research Award: Early Career or Distinguished (faculty only)

Recognizes outstanding research accomplishments and sustained productivity of scholars who graduated with a Ph.D. within the last six years (Early Career) or more than six years ago (Distinguished).

To apply: 

1. Abbreviated C.V./resume addressing relevant education (including Ph.D. graduation year), employment, publications within the last 10 years (separate and distinguish between peer-reviewed/non peer-reviewed), national and international conference presentations and invited keynotes within the last ten years, grant activity within the last 10 years, patents or other pertinent information, and current professional memberships (10 pages maximum).

2. Two letters of support highlighting relevant accomplishments (one page maximum per letter; at least one letter must be from a scholar outside of ASU).

 

Faculty Mentoring Award (faculty only)

Recognizes mentors of CISA faculty (e.g., tenure and promotion mentoring, project mentoring, training/workshops).

To apply:

Letter of support highlighting relevant accomplishments (one page maximum).

 

Innovation Award

Recognizes creativity in the design of a CISA program, internship, lab, industry partnership, community outreach, event, series, etc. 

To apply:

Letter of support highlighting relevant accomplishments (one page maximum).

 

Design Aspiration Grants (up to $1,000, 2 grants)

These small grants support research, teaching, or service projects that are aligned to one of ASU’s design aspirations: leverage our place, transform society, value entrepreneurship, conduct use-inspired research, enable student success, fuse intellectual disciplines, be socially embedded, or engage globally.

To apply: 

1. Overview defining the project's scope and purpose, estimated impact, and alignment to one of ASU’s design aspirations (one page maximum).

2. Itemized budget (one page maximum).

3. Detailed timeline (one page maximum).

4. Abbreviated C.V./resume addressing relevant education, employment, and any information pertinent to the project (two pages maximum).

5. Letter of support discussing the need for this project and qualifications of the project leader (one page maximum).

 

Additional Information

Eligibility

  • CISA employees may be considered for one award/grant per year.
  • Award/grant recipients must wait three years to be eligible for the same award/grant again.
  • Only full- and part-time staff, fixed-term faculty, and tenure-track/tenured faculty with a minimum of two years of employment in CISA are eligible for these awards/grants. Awards reserved for particular categories of employees (i.e., staff, faculty) are noted next to the award name. 

Please Note

  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • If an item exceeds the maximum length allowance, it will be read up to the allowed number of pages.
  • Letters of support must include the contact information (email or phone number) of the letter writer in case additional follow-up by the committee is necessary.
  • Award/grant applications may contain up to five additional pages of supplementary materials (e.g., personal statement, additional letters of support, photographs, links, publication excerpts, data, news articles, event fliers, handouts, other evidence).

Preparing the Application

  1. Compile all application materials into onlly one PDF file. (Do not submit items separately.) Check that the items are in the order listed in the award/grant description. If supplementary materials are being included in the file, put those last.
  2. Name the file with the first and last name of the person being nominated and the name of the award/grant. Example: SparkyDevil_OutstandingResearchDistinguished

Submit the application to Dropbox by December 20, 2020: https://www.dropbox.com/request/emjaKLbOHmLeZuhKZaMe

Decisions and Recognition

The CISA Awards Committee reserves the right to determine the number of winners and honorable mentions, if any, for each category. It is possible that not all awards/grants will be awarded in a particular year. Winners will be notified in March and recognized at the CISA All College Meeting in spring 2021.

Questions?

Talk with any CISA Awards Committee member: 

Jada Ach
Sandy Chavez-Lopez
Stephanie Downie
Alicia Hayden
Jenn Pereira
Maxim Sukharev
Wendy Williams, chair, Wendy.R.Williams@asu.edu

Download the PDF:  2020-2021 CISA Awards and Grants

 

Learn more

Download the slides from the Oct. 28, 2020 CISA Awards and Grants Workshop
(PDF version)
(PPT version)

2019-2020 Award Recipients

  

David Bureel 

David Burel
Clinical Assistant Professor
Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication
Early Career Teaching Award

 

Mai P Trinh 

Mai Trinh
Assistant Professor
Leadership and Integrative Studies
Early Career Teaching Award

 

James Wermers 

James Wermers
Clinical Assistant Professor
Languages and Cultures
Outstanding Teaching Award

 

Emel Topal 

Emel Topal
Instructor
Science and Mathematics
Outstanding Teaching Award 

 

Jamie Eggerling 

Jamie Eggerling
Assistant Director
Academic Advising Services
Outstanding Student Support Award

 

Jennifer Chandler 

Jennifer Chandler
Senior Lecturer
Leadership and Integrative Studies
Outstanding Service Award

 

Steven Saul 

Steven Saul
Assistant Professor
Science and Mathematics
Outstanding Research Award: Distinguished scholar

 

Claire Lauer 

Claire Lauer
Associate Professor
Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication
Outstanding Research Award: Senior distinguished scholar

 

Denise Bates 

Denise Bates
Assistant Professor
Leadership and Integrative Studies
Design Aspirations Grant

 

Prior Recipients