Services and Resources

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Tips and Best Practices

Tips on writing and securing strong letters of support, identifying award opportunities, and applying for awards.

Equity in Recognition & Awards Efforts

Best practices for combatting bias in the awards nomination process.


How Can Awards Benefit You?

Our goal is to help faculty thrive. One way to do so is by identifying award opportunities that will allow faculty to grow as scholars and teachers and helping to facilitate applications and nominations whenever possible.


Awards increase your visibility and provide wider recognition for you and your department.

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Awards provide needed resources, including: funding, time, and access to new professional communities.

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Awards offer development opportunities, such as: residencies, travel, and collaboration.


Awards can present exciting collaborative opportunities and help you expand your networks outside of UB.

How Can We Help?

We are here to assist you as you navigate the awards process. Below is a snapshot of our services.


We help faculty, chairs, deans, and awards committees strategically identify awards that best fit individual and departmental strengths.


We offer key insights into awards by tracking and analyzing past awardees' paths to success, including: career stage, research profile, and pre-cursor awards.


We serve as a liaison between faculty and awarding bodies. If you have a question regarding eligibility or timelines, we can find an answer.


We aim to build resources and workshops that will help faculty at all career stages feel better prepared to apply for award opportunities in the future.

Writing Support

We can assist with all stages of the writing process, including:

  • drafting
  • editing
  • document design


We can help manage the application and nomination process by:

  • reviewing guidelines
  • coordinating nominations and recommendations
  • tracking submissions