Purpose: The Rossmann Manatt Award is designed to recognize a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences or College of Human Sciences tenured faculty member who has demonstrated a truly exceptional level of creativity and productivity in scholarship, teaching, and service and who shows great promise of continuing such achievement
Eligibility: Tenured faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences or College of Human Sciences. The award will alternate between the two colleges. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members may be nominated in even-numbered years, with the award being presented in odd-numbered years. College of Human Sciences faculty members may be nominated in odd-numbered years, with the award being given in even-numbered years.
Nature of the award: One-time award ($5,000-10,000 determined by the maximum income available as generated from the endowment) is intended to facilitate faculty development activities. The award period shall begin on July 1 of the year in which they are selected, although expenditures may be approved in advance under special circumstances. Funds awarded must be entirely spent within two years following the start of the award period.
Number of awards: One
Criteria: Documented evidence of exceptional level of creativity and productivity in scholarship, teaching and service, and promise of continuing such achievement. The scholarship upon which the award is based will be judged broadly, both in terms of its contribution to the profession and its contribution to a challenging and stimulating educational atmosphere at the University.
Award Recipient Recognition
The award recipient will be recognized at a faculty meeting of the appropriate College, and during the year following the announcement of the award, the recipient will make a presentation related to his or her scholarship, teaching, and/or service in an appropriate University forum. The Colleges will host a biennial lunch for the Donors, the two most recent recipients, the respective deans, and representatives of the Provost’s Office.
Guidelines for Submitting Nominations for Rossmann Manatt Faculty Development Award
Nominations (including self-nominations) will consist of a letter of nomination, no more than 3 pages, summarizing how the candidate meets the award criteria, a statement from the nominee briefly describing the use of the stipend, and a copy of the candidate’s current curriculum vita.
In even numbered years, submit nomination to the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 138 Curtiss Hall, by the third Tuesday in November.
The selection committee will include the Dean of the College of Human Sciences, the Dean of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, a member of the Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost, and a faculty representative from the awarding college’s honors & awards committee.
Submit this cover page and nomination packet electronically via https://www.awards.ag.iastate.edu/award-nomination
to the Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 138 Curtiss Hall,
Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 by the third Tuesday in November
of even-numbered years.
Questions call 515-294-2518