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Rules of procedure for the 2013 Teaching and Research prizes

Teaching prize

Section 1

1. The Teaching prize will be awarded annually to stimulate teaching excellence; the prize confers a monetary sum of € 7,000 plus a certificate of appreciation. This certificate is signed by both the Rector Magnificus and the chairman of the Erasmus University Rotterdam  Trust Fund Association .

2. One Teaching prize will be awarded each year.

3. The Teaching prize will be awarded to a member (not a committee or a group) of the academic staff who has, through teaching or other teaching-related activities, made a positive contribution to education at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Candidates for the Teaching prize will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

the image the candidate presents to the outside world;
the degree to which the candidate’s innovative ideas are applicable and useful for other study programmes;
the degree to which the candidate communicates his/her field of study to the students in an innovative way;
the areas in which the candidate excels;
the candidate will preferably have obtained a doctorate.

4. Candidates for the Teaching prize may be nominated by degree programme committees, as well as by faculty and student associations. Nominations may also be submitted by other bodies. Nominations will be submitted by the dean and addressed to the Executive Board. If there are no students involved in the nomination procedure, the dean will submit these to the student divisions of the degree programme committee or faculty council, so recommendations from students can be added before the nominations are passed on to the Executive Board. Nominations are submitted to the administrative secretary.

5. The decision about the award of the prize will be taken by the Executive Board, on the recommendation of the jury.

6. The jury will consist of a chairman (the Rector Magnificus), two students and two professors; they will be supported by a secretary (who is not part of the jury). The jury will be advised by an education specialist and the chairman of the Erasmus University Rotterdam  Trust Fund Association.

7. Knowledge of the intended recipient of the prize must be treated with confidentiality.

8. The prize will be presented by the chairman of the Erasmus University Rotterdam  Trust Fund Association.

 

Research prize

Section 2

1. The Research prize will be awarded annually to stimulate research excellence; the prize confers a monetary sum of € 7,000 plus a certificate of appreciation. This certificate is signed by both the Rector Magnificus and the chairman of the Erasmus University Rotterdam  Trust Fund Association.

2. One Research prize will be awarded each year.

3. The research prize will be awarded to a promising researcher at EUR (not to a research group); a researcher who has already obtained a doctorate, has performed exceptional research and is just embarking on a research career (having obtained a doctorate within the last three years).

4. Candidates for the Research prize can be nominated to the Executive Board by the permanent committee for scientific practice and by the research schools and research institutes. The dean of the relevant faculty should be informed of a nomination. Nominations should be submitted to the administrative secretary.  

5. The decision about the award of the prize will be taken by the Executive Board, on the recommendation of the jury.

6. The jury will consist of a chairman (the Rector Magnificus) and two professors; they will be supported by a secretary (who is not part of the jury). The jury will be advised by the chairman of the Erasmus University Rotterdam  Trust Fund Association.

7. Knowledge of the intended recipient of the prize must be treated with confidentiality.

8. The prize will be presented by the chairman of the Erasmus University Rotterdam  Trust Fund Association.