Editor's note: Due to the coronavirus crisis, the Provost's Office said on March 18 that it is postponing this award until a date to be determined in the fall.
The $50,000 Provost's Prize for Faculty Excellence in Diversity is open to current full-time Johns Hopkins faculty members in any discipline with bodies of work focused on diversity and inclusion. The Faculty Affairs Office is encouraging faculty members to nominate a colleague, or submit a self-nomination, for the 2020 award.
Nominations will be accepted beginning Tuesday, Feb. 25. Required materials must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25. Further information and nomination guidelines can be found on the Faculty Affairs website.
The prize acknowledges faculty efforts across a broad spectrum of disciplines, including 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.
In 2019, biophysicist Karen Fleming received the award for her pioneering work supporting gender equity in science fields and addressing issues such as bias and discrimination in higher education. Yolanda Abel, associate professor in teaching and learning at the School of Education, was named a finalist for the Provost's Prize and awarded a $10,000 honorarium.
The prize has been presented annually since 2016.
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