Lucinda Hinsdale Stone Senior Women Faculty Award

Lucinda Hinsdale Stone (1814-1900), along with others, lobbied the University of Michigan, its Regents, and the state legislature to open the University to women.  This award was established in recognition of her efforts.  The award is intended to facilitate the continued scholarly achievement of senior women faculty who perform extraordinary service to the institution, the profession, and the general community.  The Provost, with the consent of the Chancellor, will appoint the successful candidate as Lucinda Hinsdale Stone Senior Faculty for one year with reassigned time of one three-credit course during the academic year in which the recipient holds this award.  The recipient will also receive a privately-funded monetary stipend to be used in any way best suited to her scholarly and pedagogical goals.  A faculty member can receive this only once.


Eligible for nomination are women faculty members holding a regular appointment at the rank of associate or full professor and possessing the following qualifications:

  • Widely recognized national/international scholarship or creative activities.
  • Conspicuous ability in teaching.
  • Extraordinary service to the professional, university or general community.

An individual would normally be excluded from consideration for this award for any of the following reasons:

  • She holds a continuing administrative or non-teaching appointment of more than one third.
  • She holds an administrative appointment above the level of department chair.
  • She is the David M. French Professor.
  • She is a current member of the SASE.
  • She has received this award within the past five years.


Name of nominee and the name of the award for which the person is being nominated is due no later than January 19, 2017.  This information should be emailed to The deadline for supporting documents is March 9, 2017.  Supporting documents should be submitted to the chair of the Scholarships, Awards and Special Events Committee, c/o Provost’s Office, 229 University Pavilion or via e-mail to    

Required Supporting Documentation – maximum of 12 pages (including nomination form)

  • Nomination for Faculty Award form.
  • Nominee's condensed vita (2 pages).
  • Signature from appropriate department chair (dean in the case of SOM, director in the case of SHPS) on the Nomination for Faculty Award form.
  • Plan of professional activities to be carried out under this program.
  • Evidence of widely recognized national/international scholarship or creative activities.
  • Evidence of conspicuous ability in teaching.
  • Evidence of extraordinary service to the professional, university or general community.

Here is the Nomination for Faculty/Staff Award Form.