Outstanding Data Science Junior Faculty Research Award

deadline: Midnight, February 15, 2024

This annual faculty research award is aimed to recognize significant achievements in data science research of a core or an affiliate faculty member of the School of Data Science in calendar year 2023. The winner of this award will receive a one-time $2,000 research stipend that can be used to cover any research-related expenses, such as conference travel, data and software purchase, and compensation for study participants.

eligibility

An eligible candidate for this award is an individual who:

  • is a tenure-track assistant professor;
  • has been a core or an affiliate faculty of the School of Data Science at UNC Charlotte for at least a full year at the time of the application; and
  • has not received this award in the past 3 years
    Please note that a junior faculty can apply for either this award or the outstanding data science
    faculty research award (for all faculty), but not for both at the same time.

application

An eligible faculty who is interested in being considered as a candidate for this award should submit the following documents in a zipped file to the Director of Research for the School of Data Science (SDS) (Dongsong Zhang, dzhang15@charlotte.edu) by email no later than the midnight of Feb. 15, 2024:
1) A narrative (no more than 3 pages) that summarizes the candidate’s achievements in data science research in the past three years (please group them according to the calendar years). The evidence of the candidate’s high-impact or significant research achievements can include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Peer-reviewed publications of data science research published or accepted by peer-reviewed academic journals and conference proceedings, especially top-tier journals and conferences;
  • External data science research grants awarded, including the award letter, project objective, the role and responsibility of the candidate in the funded project (e.g., PI, co-PI), funding agency, project title and term, and the amount of the award (Total and UNC Charlotte budget);
  • Ongoing/active external data science research grants, including the award letter, the project objective, the role and responsibility of the candidate in the funded project (e.g., PI, co-PI), funding agency, project title and term, and the amount of the award (Total and UNC Charlotte budget);
  • Authored books published;
  • Patent(s) obtained: specify how they are related to data science;
  • Internal and external research awards received;
  • Publicity of data science research in media; and

2) CV
The applications will be processed and assessed by the research committee of SDS.

important dates

  • Deadline for application submission: Midnight of Feb. 15, 2024, EST
  • Notification of the award: April 1, 2024 (Fund available for spending between 7/1/2024 – 6/30/2025)