2014 Breakthrough Leadership in Research Awards Guidelines and Criteria Document [pdf]
Announced in the fall, Breakthrough Leadership in Research award recipients take a multifaceted approach to research. Any full-time faculty member currently employed within the USC system can be nominated by colleagues or administrative leadership. A nominee may not win two years in a row.
The primary criterion for the award is the demonstration of leadership through sustained commitment towards synergistic activities like:
Please note that there could be many other unique ways through which the faculty may provide leadership to help promote research and scholarly activity. Activities that qualify senior faculty members for this award are not restricted to the above examples.
Nomination calls are sent out in late June or early July each year, typically with an approximately eight-week turnaround time before the due date. Any faculty member or administrative leader can submit a nomination (one nomination per year, per person). To complete the nomination package, the nominator must submit:
The below guidelines and forms are from the fall 2014 Breakthrough Leadership in Research Awards nomination cycle. This documentation is subject to change from year to year.