The Mangone Young Scholars Award was created and funded by members of the
Alison Society, which consists of the senior professors who have received
the Francis Alison Faculty Award of the University. The purpose of the
award is to recognize promising young scholars at the University and
encourage their future development of research at the University.
All tenure-track assistant professors at the University are eligible for
Nominations for the award are made by department chairs or by a dean where
there is no department in a college. Nominations require
- a curriculum vitae of the nominee,
- an endorsement letter by the chair or dean, and
- one research publication, book, article, or other work that the
applicant considers his/her best achievement.
Criteria for the award are originality and excellence of the nominee's
publications, especially where research has contributed significantly to
the academic program of the department or college.
Nominations must be received by the Secretary of the Francis Alison
Society, Dr. Donald L. Sparks, 153A Townsend Hall or
before July 1st. Judgment is made by a
committee of the Francis Alison Society. The award is generally announced
in the Fall and carries with it a distinctive plaque as well as a cash
award of $2,000. Recipients of the award are expected to make an informal
presentation of their current research before the Provost and the Francis