The Career Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made research and science parks a central focus of their careers, have a minimum of 10 years in a senior research park role, have achieved success with one or more parks over a substantial period of time, and have received peer recognition for advancing the field of research/science parks.

AURP members may nominate any number of candidates for this award, and may also self-nominate, so don't be shy! Please complete the application form for review and consideration of the Awards Committee. Your application will be accepted up to Friday, July 13, 2018, so please be sure to submit your application on or before that date.

All of this year's AURP Award Winners will be honored at The HotelĀ at the AURP 2018 International Conference in College Park, Maryland, hosted by UMC Discovery District.

Each item on the nomination form will be ranked by a point system.

Decisions of the Awards Committee are final, and all scores are confidential and undisclosed. The Awards Committee reserves the right to decide which awards will be given each year, and not all awards will be given every year.

So let's begin!

* 1. Name of Nominated Research Park Director

* 2. Park or Parks Represented

* 3. City, State, Zip Code and Phone

* 4. Web Address of Nominee's Park

* 5. Please describe your activities and accomplishments through the years, and why you should be honored by AURP. Please limit your response to 250 words.

* 6. Please describe tangible results that are the product of your vision and efforts. (limit of 250 words.)

* 7. Please list any notable accomplishments such as awards and special recognitions that you have received.

Please provide any appropriate collateral media that demonstrate your achievements. Up to 10 pages will be permitted. These items must be submitted electronically in PDF format no later than Friday, July 13, 2018, to Vickie Palmer at Please be sure to have your email have a subject line of "Career Achievement Award Nomination Materials".

* 8. Please provide the name and contact information for three professional references, who are familiar with the work of the nominee.

* 9. Any other comments you'd like to add?

Thank you so much for your submission. We will announce the winners at the AURP 2018 Awards of Excellence Luncheon in College Park.
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See you there!