Established in 1985, the Charles A. McDowell Award for Excellence in Research, one of UBC's most prestigious research prizes, is named in honour of Professor Emeritus Charles A. McDowell.
Professor Emeritus Charles McDowell was head of the Chemistry Department from 1955 until 1981 and one of the giants of UBC’s history. His vision, and his greatest achievement, was to create a vital, modern department, first class in both teaching and research. He realized in particular that the greatness of a university is set by its research achievements.
The award, consisting of a medal and a certificate, will be made to an outstanding young member of the faculty of UBC who has demonstrated excellence in pure or applied scientific research.
The Charles A. McDowell Award is available to fulltime faculty members with tenure or tenure-track at the University of British Columbia. The recipient must be currently in receipt of a research grant from NSERC, have spent at least five (5) years on the staff of the University of British Columbia, and be nominated in a year not more than 12 greater than the year they received the PhD degree.
October 15, 2017
Note: When the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.
Faculty members may not apply on their own behalf; two to three tenure track faculty members in the nominee’s Faculty must nominate them.
Nominators will complete all documentation.
The final nomination package is submitted via the form below for adjudication by the Faculty Research Awards Committee.
Deans' Acknowledgement (signature no longer required)
For tracking purposes and to avoid duplication, nominators are encouraged to advise their respective Deans' offices of nominations. The signature of the Dean is NOT required for nominations.
In addition to completing the fields and supplying a 50-word citation in the nomination form below, the following material must also be uploaded by the nominator:
- Nomination letter (two-page maximum)
- Official UBC CV format required
- Three External Letters of Support
Full details and requirements are outlined on the form below
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Please ensure that ALL nomination material is gathered prior to starting the submission, as the form cannot be saved for later completion once started.