Lucinda Hinsdale Stone Senior 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 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 their scholarly and pedagogical goals.  A faculty member can receive this only once.


Eligible for nomination are 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.
  • Leadership role in promoting equity and opportunities for women to participate more fully in the campus community.
  • Involvement in the creation or implementation of programs that, though open to all, would better the status of women on campus or in the community.

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

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


The name of the nominee and the name of the award for which the person is being nominated is due no later than January 17, 2019. Please begin the online application and upload the Nomination for Faculty Award form, signed by the appropriate department leadership, by this date. The link to begin an application will disappear from the website on January 17, 2019 at 11:59 pm . The deadline to upload the remaining supporting documents is March 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

The online application for the award can be found here:

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.
  • Evidence regarding the candidate’s efforts that support their eligibility for the nomination.
  • 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.