College of Humanities Helen H. Chatfield Awards

Named after an alum and great friend of the College of Humanities, the COH Helen H. Chatfield Awards are designed to honor Ms. Chatfield’s life, which was driven by curiosity and a sense of play. A successful investor and philanthropist, Ms. Chatfield was also an avid outdoorswoman and art lover. These passions were consistently marked by her appreciation of work that introduced new voices and ideas to the world, or that brought to light significant figures whose contributions had been overshadowed.

To honor this history, the College of Humanities Helen H. Chatfield Endowment will fund awards for research, teaching, outreach and/or service that is exemplary in one of four categories:

 

Award

Eligibility

Amount

Submission Process

The Chatfield Outstanding Tenured Researcher Award

Tenured COH Faculty Members (Associate Professors and Full Professors)

$1,000

Nomination only.

The Chatfield Outstanding Untenured Researcher Award

Untenured COH Faculty Members who are on the tenure track (Assistant Professors)

$1,000

Nomination only.

The Chatfield Award for Anti-Racist Research, Teaching, or Service

Open to all COH faculty ranks and titles

$5,000

Faculty can be nominated or self-nominate.

The Chatfield Impact Award

Open to all COH faculty ranks and titles

$5,000

Faculty can be nominated or self-nominate.

 

Application Deadline: October 4, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Winners may not be nominated or reapply for the same award for a period of two years following the award year (e.g., Professor X wins in AY 2021-2022, and so may not reapply until AY 2024-2025).

All Chatfield award nominations and applications will be evaluated by a review committee consisting of previous Chatfield award winners, plus the COH Associate Dean for Research. Only completed nominations and applications will be considered by the review committee.

Nominators and applicants should be prepared with the required materials before submitting the online application. [See instructions for each award below.] Please note that applications cannot be started, closed out, and resumed at a later time.

Questions can be directed to the Associate Dean of Research and Program Innovation (coh-adr@email.arizona.edu).
 


The Chatfield Outstanding Tenured Researcher Award

Eligibility: Tenured College of Humanities faculty members (Associate Professors and Full Professors) are eligible to apply.

Award Amount: $1,000

Submission Process:

This award requires a nomination from a minimum of three colleagues, at least two of whom must be faculty members in the College of Humanities. Faculty cannot apply/self-nominate for this award.

More than one nomination may be submitted by nominators.

Joint nominations are welcome (e.g., two or more COH faculty who regularly collaborate).

Nomination Instructions:

People wishing to nominate colleagues for this award must submit the following by the stated deadline:

  • Nominators’ Names
  • Nominee’s Name
  • Nominee’s Rank/Title
  • Nominee’s Academic Unit
  • Nominee’s Year of Projected or Conferred Tenure
  • Nominee’s updated CV
  • A single letter of nomination, signed by at least three colleagues (two of whom must be primarily located in COH), that details the nominee’s research strengths, impact, accolades, and any other information that will help the review committee assess the nominee’s research contributions. The letter must be no longer than three single-spaced pages in length (1” margins all around; Times New Roman 12-point typeface). Evaluation points will include:
    • Career Research Productivity
    • Productivity Over Past Three Years
    • Variety of Research Materials (e.g., peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapters, grants, digital humanities projects, translations)
    • Research Impact (e.g., citations, invited talks and workshops, media appearances)

NB: If co-nominees are being put forward, please include each person’s name, rank, academic unit, projected/conferred tenure year, and CV, but submit only one nomination letter for the co-nominees.

 


The Chatfield Outstanding Untenured Researcher Award

Eligibility: College of Humanities faculty members who are on the tenure track but have not yet received tenure (Assistant Professors) are eligible to apply.

Award Amount: $1,000

Submission Process:

This award requires a nomination from a minimum of three colleagues, at least two of whom must be faculty members in the College of Humanities. Faculty cannot apply/self-nominate for this award.

More than one nomination may be submitted by a nominator.

Joint nominations are welcome (e.g., two or more COH faculty who regularly collaborate).

Nomination Instructions:

People wishing to nominate colleagues for this award must submit the following by the stated deadline:

  • Nominators’ Names
  • Nominee’s Name
  • Nominee’s Rank/Title
  • Nominee’s Academic Unit
  • Nominee’s Year of Projected or Conferred Tenure
  • Nominee’s updated CV
  • A single letter of nomination, signed by at least three colleagues (two of whom must be primarily located in COH), that details the nominee’s research strengths, impact, accolades, and any other information that will help the review committee assess the nominee’s research contributions. The letter must be no longer than three single-spaced pages in length (1” margins all around; Times New Roman 12-point typeface). Evaluation points will include:
    • Career Research Productivity
    • Productivity Over Past Three Years
    • Variety of Research Materials (e.g., peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapters, grants, digital humanities projects, translations)
    • Research Impact (e.g., citations, invited talks and workshops, media appearances)

NB: If co-nominees are being put forward, please include each person’s name, rank, academic unit, projected/conferred tenure year, and CV, but submit only one nomination letter for the co-nominees.

 


The Chatfield Award for Anti-Racist Research, Teaching, or Service

Eligibility: The award is open to all College of Humanities faculty ranks and titles.

Award Amount: $5,000

Submission Process:

This award requires that an application be completed and submitted by the deadline. Faculty can apply/self-nominate, or they can be nominated by a colleague.

Joint nominations are welcome (e.g., two or more COH faculty who regularly collaborate).

Application Instructions:

The person submitting the application should provide the following by the stated deadline:

  • Nominee’s Name
  • Nominee’s Rank/Title
  • Nominee’s Academic Unit
  • Nominee’s updated CV
  • Letter of Application, no longer than 1000 words, single-spaced pages with 1” margins all around and using Times New Roman 12-point typeface. The nominee(s) or nominator(s) can provide the Letter of Application. The letter should include:
    • A description of research, teaching, and/or service activities that directly confront and work to counter racism;
    • A description of any known impacts of the nominee’s work;
    • A description of relevant partners in the nominee’s anti-racism work;
    • Future plans related to the nominee’s anti-racism work.
  • Two letters of support, each no longer than two single-spaced pages with 1” margins all around and using Times New Roman 12-point typeface, that further attests to the nature and impact of the nominee’s anti-racism work. Letters should be solicited and collected by the person submitting the nomination.

NB: If multiple faculty are submitting materials as co-applicants, please include each person’s name, rank, academic unit, and CV, but submit only one Letter of Application (1000 words max, formatted as above) and only two letters of support.

 


The Chatfield Impact Award

Eligibility: The award is open to all College of Humanities faculty ranks and titles.

Award Amount: $5,000

Submission Process:

This award requires that an application be completed and submitted by the deadline. Faculty can apply/self-nominate, or they can be nominated by a colleague.

Joint nominations are welcome (e.g., two or more COH faculty who regularly collaborate).

Application Guidelines and Instructions:

Above all, Helen Chatfield was driven to invest in work that changed the world. The Chatfield Impact Award recognizes faculty whose contributions in any area of academic work have made significant impacts in the institution, discipline, community, and world. Nominees for The Chatfield Impact Award must be able to articulate how their body of work has made a measurable contribution.

The person submitting the application should provide the following by the stated deadline:

  • Nominee’s Name
  • Nominee’s Rank/Title
  • Nominee’s Academic Unit
  • Nominee’s updated CV
  • Letter of Application, no longer than 1000 words, single-spaced pages with 1” margins all around and using Times New Roman 12-point typeface, that includes description of a particular research, teaching, and/or service activity (or closely interconnected suite of activities) that demonstrates the nominee’s outstanding work. Be very specific, especially about known impacts, and include relevant documentation where possible. (NB: Sample syllabi, copies of publications, etc. do not necessarily indicate impact.) The nominee(s) or nominator(s) can provide the Letter of Application.
  • Two letters of support, each no longer than two single-spaced pages with 1” margins all around and using Times New Roman 12-point typeface, that further attests to the nature and impact of the nominee’s work. Letters should be solicited and collected by the person submitting the nomination.

NB: If multiple faculty are submitting materials as co-applicants, please include each person’s name, rank, academic unit, and CV, but submit only one Letter of Application (1000 words max, formatted as above) and only two letters of support.