Institute Contact: Gail Spatt, 404.385.8334 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for 2013 has passed; this page will be updated when the deadline for 2014 is announced.
The Regents’ Researcher title is granted by the Board of Regents to outstanding research faculty members of Georgia Institute of Technology whose scholarship or creative activity is recognized both nationally and internationally as innovative and pace-setting.
The candidate must hold the rank of principal researcher (engineer, scientist, technologist, or associate) and be in a regular position.
The Regents’ Researcher title shall be granted for an initial period of three years. Consideration for renewal for a second three-year period shall be given by the Board of Regents upon the recommendation of the President and the Chancellor. After a period of six years the Regents' Researcher award shall be continuous until retirement or resignation.
Each year, the Executive Vice President for Research shall solicit nominations through the Deans/Unit Heads. Nomination packages are to be submitted to the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and should consist of a:
- Recommendation for Promotion Cover Sheet
- Candidate CV
- Supporting letter from Unit Head or Dean/Director
While the number of nominations from academic units is not limited, it is strongly encouraged that the Dean’s Offices send forward only the highest caliber nominations.
Nomination Packages (original and an electronic copy) should be submitted to Gail Spatt, email@example.com, by March 20, 2013
Review and Renewal
The President, through the Executive Vice President for Research, shall appoint an Institute Committee consisting of three faculty serving staggered two-year terms. The Institute Committee should consist of Regents’ Researchers; if there are not an adequate number of Regents’ Researchers to serve on the Committee, Regents’ Professors and/or Principal Research Scientist/Engineer/Technologist/Associate titles may be appointed.
The Committee establishes guidelines for evaluation based upon the charge given by the Executive Vice President for Research. Typically, two candidates per year may be recommended from the pool. At a minimum, the Committee reviews each candidate's curriculum vitae and reviews the supporting letter.The Committee’s written recommendations are sent to the Executive Vice President for Research.
The Executive Vice President for Research makes a recommendation to the President. The final recommendation of the President is then forwarded to the Board of Regents for approval. The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research notifies the Deans/Unit Head of the BOR approval.
The Committee shall review those Regents’ Researchers up for consideration of the renewal of the title for a second three-year period during the annual review process. Those up for consideration shall submit an updated CV and supporting letter from the Dean or Unit Head. The Committee will submit a recommendation to the Executive Vice President for Research.
The Executive Vice President for Research makes a recommendation to the President. The title for a second three-year period shall be given by the Board upon recommendation of the president of the institution, the Chancellor, and the Committee on Chief Academic Officer. After a period of six years, the Regents' Researcher title shall automatically become coincidental with the term of his or her employment.