Questions concerning special recognition for particular achievements, usually assessed competitively, within academia.

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What is facultyawards.org?

I recently received an unsolicited email from https://facultyawards.org. I tried Google to get a better sense of just what this group intends, but I couldn't find much insight. My question is simply ...
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Delaying my internship start date to accept research award

I'm completing my 3rd year of Physics (Energy and Environment specialization), and I recently got hired at Ontario Power Generation (OPG) for a 12-month (may be extended to 16 months) paid co-op ...
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Eagle Scout rank on CV?

Q: Should I keep Eagle Scout (the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America) on my CV? I do not think that this is an appropriate item to include on a CV. ...
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Difference between grants and awards

The tag grants currently has the description "Academic grants are non-repayable funds disbursed by government, trust, foundation or a society." The tag awards currently has no description. I am ...
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What date should I use for graduation?

When graduating from a university in the UK you are often conferred with an award before the graduation ceremony. I am therefore seeking clarification as to what date should be written on documents ...
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Why does the Nobel committee not award prize to collaborations?

The 2013 Physics Nobel prize went to Fran├žois Englebert and Peter Higgs, for their discovery of the Higgs boson. I was wondering why the CERN, as an institution, or the ATLAS collaboration, are not ...
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How to share credit for an award given to my advisor?

My advisor recently received a pretty major award in our field for a set of four papers that he wrote, and I was a co-author on one of these. He and I both agree that I should receive some sort of ...
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Can I annex fewer certificates for a shorter application?

I want to apply at a German university for Computer Science. The instruction tells me to annex documents about additional qualifications. So I decided for the ten most important and most related ...
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How to list this accomplishment on my vita?

I just saw that one of my research articles was the most-read paper in one of the top journals in my field in February of this year. What is the appropriate way, if any, to list this on a vita? It's ...
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How does a university award honorary doctorate?

Important scholars (e.g. Nobel laureates) regularly receive honorary doctorate from different universities. I know that the Board of Trustees (or a similar board) reviews available nominations and ...
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Special professor titles?

I have noticed several special professor titles and I was wondering what are the exact details behind them. For example: Stan Franklin, W. Harry Feinstone Interdisciplinary Research Professor I ...
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Ideal ways of making a call for nominations

We're currently putting out a Call for Nominations for graduate research and historically we've received very few nominations. What are some good strategies to get more nominations. Should we be more ...