The STAR Scholars Network invites applications for the A Noam Chomsky Global Connections Awards in the USA in 2022.
In December 2022, the STAR Scholars Network will provide awards in four categories:
North Star Medal of Lifetime Achievement
The North Star Medal of Lifetime Achievement is the STAR Scholars Network’s premier acknowledgment of outstanding achievement and success in transnational research. The medal honours a senior scholar whose lifelong service, leadership and contributions serve as a guiding “North Star” for scholarly work and research collaboration.
Shining Star Research Award
Each year, the STAR Scholars Network celebrates up to two (2) exemplary works in translingual and/or transnational research.
Rising Star Emerging Scholar Award
Each year, the STAR Scholars Network recognizes up to two (2) emerging scholars who have shown significant promise and commitment to transnational research.
Star Humanitarian Award
Applicants could be organizations (e.g., institutions of higher education and NGOs) that have had a profound global equity-oriented impact and/or a humanitarian whose work is fundamental to equity, transnational connectivity, and/or scholarship. The STAR Scholars Network will recognize an organization or individual that is both a humanitarian and an innovator. The recipient’s work must demonstrate potential for global reach and impact (i.e., it must be aimed at equity and collaboration).
Worth of Award
The North Star Medal of Lifetime Achievement medal honours a senior scholar. One whose lifelong service, leadership and contributions serve as a guiding “North Star” for scholarly work and research collaboration.
The Shining Star Research Award recognizes influential scholarly contributions in any discipline and language. Submissions could include multimedia scholarship in the form of
- TED Talks,
- mini (e.g., You Tube) videos,
- publicly accessible Sound Cloud files, as well as
- scholarly journal articles,
- book chapters, and
- other forms of scholarship.
One award in the Rising Star Emerging Scholar category will recognize an emerging scholar (post-terminal degree completion) in any field that has distinguished herself/himself/themselves as a rising leader in transnational research.
The other award will recognize a current graduate student who has demonstrated significant promise as regards advancing transnational research through publications, leadership, or other relevant contributions.
The Star Humanitarian Award is a new award that recognizes humanitarian efforts in creating equity and/or scholarly balance.
For the North Star Medal of Lifetime Achievement award, candidates must
- demonstrate a history of educational leadership that spans a minimum of 15 years, as evidenced by their teaching, research, service, and mentorship.
- have an extensive record of publications that exemplify a long-standing commitment to fostering transnational research connections among scholars around the world.
- have a scholarly record that has had a visible impact in creating a more humane world.
The Shining Star Research Award requires that
- The scholarly work must have been created, been “published” and/or made available after July in the year preceding recognition. (Note: For the 2022 cycle, only publications or scholarly contributions dated July 2021 or after will be considered).
- The award recognizes the creators, primary author(s), editor(s) and/or related primary contributor(s).
- Any scholarly piece or work that is not in English must be accompanied by an audio or typed translation in English to ensure that committee members can be involved in the award selection process and can confer with experts in the language of submission, as needed.
For the Rising Star Emerging Scholar Award,
- Non-student candidates must have completed their terminal degree no more than five years prior to consideration.
- Candidates must have demonstrated scholarly promise and a commitment to transnational research, as evidenced by their teaching, research, service, and/or mentorship.
While for the Star Humanitarian Award,
- The applicant’s work must have transnational impact.
- The work must have potential to benefit humanity in multiple regions of the globe.
How to Apply
All nominations must include the following:
- Nominator information (i.e., name, email, phone number, title, and affiliation)
- Candidate(s) information (i.e., name or title, email, phone number, and/or affiliation)
- The award category
- A brief bio of the nominee (< 150 words, to be used in promotional material if selected)
- A brief description (< 500 words) of the candidate’s contribution to transnational research and why they should receive the specific Global Connections Award
- Nominations may include up to five attachments. Suggested attachments include, for example: the nominee’s CV/curriculum vitae, letters of nomination, an example of the candidate’s scholarly contributions, or any other supporting documentation that demonstrates a commitment to transnational research.
Nominations and attachments for the A Noam Chomsky Global Connections Awards must be submitted online here.
Deadline: Nominations will be due by 5 pm ET, on Monday, October 31, 2022.