Gold Shield Faculty Prize – Unrestricted $30,000 Cash Award

Dear Colleagues:

We enthusiastically invite your nominations for the Gold Shield Faculty Prize, an unrestricted $30,000 cash prize that recognizes and rewards mid-career UCLA faculty members who have demonstrated extraordinary accomplishments in teaching and in research or creative activity, as well as service within the University. The Prize is given in two annual installments. The 2021 recipient will be from South Campus and will be chosen from one of the following areas: Physical Sciences, Health Sciences, Life Sciences, Engineering and Nursing.

The recipient of the award must be an exceptional mid-career full professor who has a distinguished record of teaching, especially of undergraduates, with preference given to faculty who have held a terminal degree for at least ten years. Gold Shield’s additional criteria include extraordinary accomplishment and promise in research or creative activity, and an acceptable level of service to the University.

The nomination period for the 2021 Gold Shield Faculty Prize will open on Monday, November 16, 2020. The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, February 16, 2021, at 5:00 pm.

Detailed information, including the purpose and history of the Prize, eligibility criteria, and instructions for nominations, are available on the UCLA Gold Shield website at

For further information, please contact Sandra Hwang, Gold Shield Faculty Prize Coordinator, at You may also contact Jane Permaul, Gold Shield Faculty Prize Chair, at


Jane Permaul, Chair
UCLA Gold Shield Faculty Prize

Shane White, Chair
UCLA Academic Senate

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