- Megan Dietrich
Call for Applications for NCURA Region VI Registration Awards
Applications for a Region VI registration award for the 2021 NCURA Virtual Super Regional Meeting are now being accepted. Region VI will be supporting multiple awards of up to $80 each to offset the cost of registration for the NCURA Regional Virtual Meeting, to be held October 19 - 21, 2021. Each award is intended to assist with the virtual registration costs associated with meeting attendance.
The deadline for receipt of applications and nominations is Monday, September 20, 2021.
Applicants must be research administrators from within the Region VI geographic area (Alaska, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Marianas Islands, Oregon, Samoa, and Washington). Applicants need not be current members of NCURA in order to apply for or to be awarded a Region VI Travel Award.
Applications and support letters must demonstrate both the potential benefit of the award and the individual/institutional need for travel assistance.
The application and/or the support letter(s) must demonstrate that the applicant has secured their manager or supervisor's approval to attend the meeting.
Should the cost of attendance exceed the amount of the award, the application and/or the support letter(s) must confirm that the awardee, or the awardee’s home institution, will cover the balance.
How to Apply:
Applications must be completed and submitted online via the NCURA Region VI Travel Award application form located at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccfrfksLNwkW5xo9dGRy1TS9q9cLLv7d1teXIOCWZhykeJJQ/viewform?usp=pp_url
The individual applying for the Award is expected to complete and submit the application form. The application must be accompanied by at least one letter of support and the applicant’s resume (no more than two pages). At least one letter of support must be provided by someone at the nominee's institution, ideally a supervisor or someone who can authorize meeting attendance.
Applicants will need to complete the travel award application form and separately submit their resume and letter(s) of support as attachments via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reflective of NCURA's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), we are committed to achieving diversity of all kinds in our NCURA community, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, experience, and institution type, and we encourage all interested to apply.
Selection of the awardees will be determined by the Region VI Awards Committee. The Committee's decisions will be final. Selection criteria used by the Committee include:
Benefit to applicant of attendance (specific educational/training/professional development needs of applicant that can be met through attendance at meeting)
Candidate's contribution to his/her organization, and ability to add value to organization if able to attend the meeting
Relevant experience of the candidate
Strength and applicability of support letter(s). (Please note that specificity to the applicant is encouraged, and template support letters are discouraged.)
Reasons why the applicant's institution could not support the applicant's attendance at the meeting in the absence of a travel award.