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Fred V. Grau Turfgrass Science Award

 

This award is presented in recognition of significant career contributions in turfgrass science during the most recent 15 years. The award consists of a certificate, a complimentary ticket to the award ceremony, and $2,000.

Evaluation:

  1. Significance and originality of basic and/or applied research
  2. Teaching ability and effectiveness
  3. Planning and implementation of extension programs
  4. Development and implementation of significant industrial programs
  5. Administrative ability and effectiveness
  6. Total impact of contributions on turfgrass science, nationally and internationally

Nominations Opened: Feb 1, 2017 - 8:00 AM CST
Nominations initiated by: Mar 29, 2017 - 4:00 PM CDT
3 Reference Letters and Final Nomination submission by: Apr 5, 2017 - 4:00 PM CDT


Eligibility

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Nominator

  1. Nominators are required to be members of ASA, CSSA, and/or SSSA.
  2. Members of this CSSA Awards Committee, the CSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominator for this award.

Nominee

  1. Members of this CSSA Awards Committee, the CSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.
  2. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
  3. Nominees are required to be members of ASA, CSSA, and/or SSSA.
  4. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.
  5. Teams are not eligible to be nominated.
  6. Nominations are to be based on the most recent 15 years of the nominee's career (i.e., 2001 to 2016).

Reference

  1. Members of this CSSA Awards Committee, the CSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a reference for this award.

Qualifications

Nominator

  1. Current Position Title

Nominee

  1. Current Position Title
  2. Degrees Received
  3. Professional Positions Held
    (Character Limit, including spaces: 2000)
  4. Honors and Awards
    List honors and awards received (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  5. Research Contributions
    List and evaluation of basic and/or applied research activities to include development of improved cultivars, techniques, processes, practices, and/or products. Also, list other related research activities. (Character Limit, including spaces: 4500)
  6. Professional Contributions Listing
    Describe the nominee's technical or nontechnical publications, patents, and efforts to develop or improve programs, practices, and products. List up to 12 of the most significant professional contributions of the nominee. (Character Limit, including spaces: 4500)
  7. Service and Extension-type Contributions
    List service and extension-type contributions (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  8. Administrative Contributions
    List administrative contributions. (Character Limit, including spaces: 1500)
  9. Contributions to the Profession
    Describe the nominee's professional contributions (other than publications) to the profession on which the nomination is based and specific to the Fred V. Grau Turfgrass Science Award. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  10. Teaching Contributions
    List (a) courses taught, dates, and approximate enrollments; (b) an evaluation of teaching effectiveness and teaching contributions; and (c) approximate number of students trained. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  11. Evaluation
    In this section, summarize the primary achievements and evaluate the nominee's comprehensive skills, competencies, and qualifications for this award. Give the nominees impact in one or more of the evaluation criteria in the award description. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)