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

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why Honorary degree are awarded to celebrities also?

why Honorary degree are awarded to celebrities also? Chiranjeevi awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Andhra University, Actually he is a actor, so how he achieved Honorary degree if he has not ...
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When applying for a PhD is it worth mentioning awards received for achievement in final year high school exams?

I am in the process of applying for a PhD at the univerity where I am currently completing my undergraduate. The application has a section for awards. I don't have anything to show for my time as a ...
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Should I include a selection as an alternate in national competition awards on CV?

I'm applying for postdocs with a PhD in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies. I've seen some folks include nominations and selection as an alternate for awards on their CV. I was an alternate ...
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In a conference, when will the decision of best paper (or other award) be made?

I am just curious, do they make the decision before the conference? Or do they watch the presentation of potential candidates first and then make the decision?
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Honor Listed in undergrad. Should it go on the CV for grad applications ?

I was placed on the "Honor list" by the university during my undergrad study several times. Students are placed according to their GPAs. My question, should this be mentioned in the awards and ...
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Should I list on my CV research assistantship positions under grants&awards?

Background of person is: first year Phd student, no publications, no research grants, but I have received a fellowship for my first semester that paid my stipend and tuition, so should I list the ...
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Why do some Universities give honorary degrees?

Most of the question is the title: Why do some Universities give honorary degrees? E.g. the President of Indonesia, Sukarno, got 26 honorary doctorates, and Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe has ...
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How are best reviewer awards given (in a computer science conference)?

I have often seen people(postdoc, etc.) listing in their CV or webpage that they were awarded best reviewer for conference X. I have recently been invited to become a reviewer for a conference, which ...
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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 François 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 ...