The first-ever Provost's Prize for Faculty Excellence in Diversity-given in 2016-went to physician and professor Lisa Cooper in recognition of her work developing interventions to enhance care for diverse populations. And in 2017 it was awarded to political scientist Lester Spence, who has long taken his scholarship outside the walls of the university and has helped open Johns Hopkins to the city of Baltimore.
Nominations are now being sought for the 2018 recipient, who will be awarded a $50,000 honorarium in recognition of his or her scholarly or creative contributions to diversity.
Current full-time Johns Hopkins faculty members in any discipline with bodies of work focused on diversity and inclusion are eligible. Faculty members are invited to nominate a colleague, or are encouraged to submit a self-nomination.
The prize acknowledges faculty efforts across a broad spectrum of disciplines, such as international affairs, business, education, science, health, public policy, the arts, and other fields. For the award, diversity is broadly defined and includes issues related to underrepresented minorities, women, gender identity, sexual orientation, and/or disabilities.
Nominations will be accepted beginning Wednesday, Feb. 28. Required materials must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 6. (Please note that a previous year's winner and finalist(s) are ineligible for nomination the following year; they may apply or be nominated in the next cycle.)
A 10-member committee representing the university's nine academic divisions will review the 2018 nominations and recommend a winner to the vice provost for faculty affairs.
The winner will be honored at the Diversity Leadership Council's annual awards ceremony on May 15.
Nomination guidelines and criteria are available on the Faculty Affairs website.
Questions, as well as nominations, should be sent to email@example.com.
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