Nominations Sought for 2013 Bernie and Estelle Goldstein Award for Excellence in Scholarship

On behalf of the Office of the Provost and the Faculty Subcommittee on Sponsored Programs (FSSP), the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2013 Bernie and Estelle Goldstein Award for Excellence in Scholarship Award.

All Nomination materials are due in the ORSP office (Schulz 1105) by 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 3.

In recognition of the critical links between active engagement in scholarship and excellence in teaching, the Goldstein Award recognizes faculty members who exemplify the teacher-scholar model in their professional development at Sonoma State.

These awards will provide faculty with funds to support continued engagement in scholarship. Two $1500 awards will be conferred annually. These funds may be used for any purpose that directly supports the scholarly work of the faculty member.

The Goldstein Awards for Excellence were made possible due to the generous sponsorship of Dr. Bernie and Estelle Goldstein. Dr. Bernie Goldstein served as a former Provost at Sonoma State University, and has committed over four decades of service to the California State University system.

Nomination guidelines for this award can be accessed at the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) web site:

Each nominee must complete a basic Fresca profile in order to be considered for the Goldstein Award. Fresca is the California State University system's web-based database of the research expertise, scholarship, and creative activities of faculty and affinity groups across the 23 campues of the CSU.

The profile must include the following information: Name, Title, Affiliation, Contact information, Short Statement of academic/research background and interests (one paragraph), and Scholarly Works (at least three references). Please contact ORSP if you need assistance creating your profile. Please be sure to schedule an appointment in advance of the deadline if you think you will need help with this aspect of your application.

Contact: Carol A. Hall, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, x4-2448 or