Award for Academic Achievement Abroad Nomination 2017

  • Nomination Information

    The Forum Award for Academic Achievement Abroad showcases rigorous and significant academic work that occurs as part of education abroad programs. Participation is a benefit of Forum membership.

    The deadline to submit nominations for the 2017 award is August 31, 2017.

    CRITERIA:
    1. Nominations must be submitted by The Forum institutional representative at a current institutional member of The Forum. Nominating member may be the student’s home institution, host institution or independent program provider organization. Each member may submit no more than two nominations.
    2. Nominated student must have been an undergraduate student at the time the academic work was conducted, AND enrolled as such within 6 months of the submission deadline.
    3. The nominated project must be completed. It may be conducted in any academic discipline, and can include collaborative projects conducted jointly and co-authored by students and faculty.

    **The nomination form should be submitted by a Forum institutional representative, with all appropriate documents included. Only full and complete applications will be considered. Attached form documents, separate emails, or other types of nomination forms will not be considered.**

    COMPLETED NOMINATIONS WILL INCLUDE:
    1. Nomination Form completed online via The Forum website from nominating member.
    2. Student Statement from nominated student with: 1) one-page outline of the academic project; 2) two-page abstract summarizing the project topic, methodology, results/outcome, and relevance; and 3) one-page description of how the international context enhanced the learning experience and how the learning experience enhanced his/her learning.
    3. Faculty Recommendation, from the faculty advisor most familiar with the student’s academic work.

    SELECTION PROCESS:
    Faculty readers are drawn from Forum member institutions, and they represent a range of disciplines. Nominations will be judged by how well they embody The Forum’s values. Key standards include the importance and rigor of the academic project, the strength of the faculty recommendation, and the persuasiveness of the student’s description of their learning experience. Preference will be given to work that is part of a credit-based paper or course.
  • NOMINATION FORM

    Nominations must be submitted by The Forum institutional representative at a current institutional member of The Forum. Nominating member may be the student’s home institution or program provider.

  • Nominating Member Information
  • Email Address

  • Undergraduate Student Information

  • Academic Project Information
  • Division
  • Department/Discipline

  • Faculty Advisor Information
  • The Student Statement includes:
    1. Brief description of the project (Limit to 200 words)
    2. Outline of the project (one-page, double-spaced);
    3. Abstract summarizing the project topic, methodology, results/outcome, and relevance (two-page, double-spaced);
    4. Description of how the international context enhanced the academic experience and how the academic experience enhanced his/her learning (one-page, double-spaced)

    Please compile each of these components into one file for upload.

    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
    Allowed file extensions - doc docx pdf.
  • The faculty recommendation should be from the faculty advisor most familiar with the student’s academic work.

    The faculty member should discuss the significance and quality of the nominated student's project, and provide reasons for supporting the nominated student to receive the award. The student’s project should be placed within the context of other undergraduate work that the faculty member has known or supervised. Faculty recommendations will help the nomination reviewers understand how the nature of the nominated work is related to the education abroad experience.

    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
    Allowed file extensions - doc docx pdf.