The BHHS is launching an inaugural Leadership Fellows Program. We are seeking faculty who have an interest in becoming administrative leaders in our human sciences fields and would welcome the opportunity to work closely with the BHHS, its leaders, and its members in developing their administrative leadership skills.
Selected fellows will be awarded up to $3000 to support their projects and will be assigned mentors to support their activities as fellows. Project funds (including travel stipends) will be awarded to the fellows for a period of one year, to begin immediately following the BHHS annual meeting and to culminate in attending and presenting at the following BHHS annual meeting. Two cohorts of fellows will collaborate to plan an annual leadership development conference to begin in 2023 and coincide with the BHHS annual meeting.
View the fellowship brochure for more information. Applications for the second cohort are closed.
Nominations for the Ellen Swallow Richards Public Service Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Outstanding Engagement Award, and Undergraduate Research Mentor Award are due September 1, 2023. For more information about nomination requirements, visit the award pages below.
The purpose of the Board on Health and Human Sciences Ellen Swallow Richards Public Service Award is to honor a nationally-recognized leader who has a significant history of promoting and advancing the Human Sciences. It is likely that the nominees for the BHHS Ellen Swallow Richards Public Service Award will be individuals who have supported higher education, and especially the mission of the Human Sciences and other programs in land-grant universities. The award is named in honor of Ellen Swallow Richards, who dedicated her life to applying research to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities.
The purpose of the Board on Health and Human Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award is to honor a nationally-recognized leader who has a significant history of promoting and advancing the Human Sciences. Nominees for the BHHS Lifetime Achievement Award are individuals who serve or have served in significant faculty and/or administrative roles in higher education. Also, candidates will be individuals who earned recognition for advancing the mission of the Human Sciences and related disciplines in colleges and universities.
The Purpose of the Board on Health and Human Sciences Outstanding Engagement Award is to recognize an individual who is a “campus based” or a “state level faculty member” for exceptional creativity and scholarship in the development, application, and evaluation of outreach, extension, and public service programs.
The purpose of the Board on Health and Human Sciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Award is to recognize a faculty member in the Human Sciences for exceptional performance as a research mentor for undergraduate students. This award was developed to advance the purposes of the Undergraduate Research Community in the Human Sciences. The Undergraduate Research Community focuses on the scholarship of learning and teaching in preparing students for graduate education, the workplace and responsible citizenship. It enhances the experimental content of undergraduate education in the Human Sciences.