Award for Academic Achievement Abroad Nomination 2019

  • Information about the Award for Academic Achievement Abroad


  • The Forum’s Award for Academic Achievement Abroad showcases sophisticated and thought academic projects that occur as a part of education abroad programs. Participation is a benefit of Forum membership.

    We encourage nominations of all undergraduate students, including non-traditional students and students from historically underserved groups. We invite nominations of students attending colleges and universities of all types, including community colleges, minority-serving institutions (MSIs), historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), and public and private institutions, and who participated in programs at institutions and organizations based in countries around the world.


    The deadline to submit nominations for the 2019 award is September 5, 2019.

    CRITERIA:
    1. Nominations must be submitted by designated Institutional Representative from a current organizational 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. Separate emails or other types of nomination forms will not be considered.**

    COMPLETED NOMINATIONS WILL INCLUDE:
    1. Nomination Form completed online via The Forum's website from nominating member.
    2. Student Statement prepared by nominated student(s) with: 1) one-page description of the education abroad experience and how the nominated project fits in to the experience; 2) two-page project description that identifies the project topic, methodology, results/outcome, and relevance; and 3) one-page description of how the education abroad experience and the time spent on-site enhanced the student’s learning experience, personal experience, and academic, personal, and/or professional goals.
    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. See our award webpage for more details.
  • 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, host institution, or program provider organization.

  • Nominating Member Information
  • Email Address * Required

  • Undergraduate Student Information
  • Additional students?

  • Project Information
  • Division
  • Department/Discipline

  • Faculty Referee Information
  • Student Statement should be completed by nominated student(s). Students are encouraged to work closely with their faculty nominator and/or Forum Institutional Representative to ensure that these questions are answered clearly and completely.

    This statement should address the following:

    1) Briefly describe (one page or less) your education abroad program: Where? When? For how long? What kind of coursework or other experiential learning opportunities did it include?Be sure to explain how the project for which you are being nominating fit in to your overall education abroad experience.

    2) Describe your project, including: (approx. two pages, double-spaced): the topic or goals, the methodology or approach used, results or outcomes of the project, the project’s relevance to the applicable academic discipline(s) and/or the community, explicit reference to approval or exempt status for Internal Review Board (IRB) or Animal Care Committee when project involves work with human participants or animals respectively.

    3) Describe how your education abroad experience and the time you spent on-site enhanced your learning experience, your personal experience, and your academic, personal, and/or professional goals (approx. one page, double-spaced)/

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

    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • Nominators are invited to use this space to upload a document that represents a significant output of the nominated project, e.g., photos of artistic productions, academic papers, posters, or presentations, etc.

    We encourage nominees to use this space to their advantage.

  • Nominators are invited to use this space to link to a webpage or document that represents a significant output of the nominated project, e.g., links to videos or online portfolios, photos of artistic productions, academic papers, posters, or presentations, etc.

    We encourage nominees to use this space to their advantage.

  • Ethical Treatment of Participants * Required
    Projects reporting the results of investigation on human subjects must include a statement that informed consent was obtained and that the appropriate institutional committee or review board (IRB) approved the protocol, or that an IRB approval waiver was obtained.

    Projects that include work with animals should be evaluated by the appropriate animal care and use committee.

    Please be sure to specify whether these approvals or waivers were obtained in the text of the student statement.

    Does the nominated project meet these requirements?*
  • Faculty Recommendation should be written by the faculty advisor who is most familiar with the student’s academic work.

    In their letter, the faculty member should:

    Discuss the significance and quality of the nominated student’s project.

    Provide reasons for supporting the nominated student to receive the award.

    Place the student’s project within the context of other undergraduate work that the faculty member has known or supervised.

    Help reviewers understand how the nature of the nominated work is enhanced by the education abroad experience.

    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
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