Call for Nominations: 2020 University Awards for the Advancement of Women

The deadline for the University Awards for the Advancement of Women has been extended to Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

On behalf of the Offices of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the Carolina Women’s Center is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2020 University Awards for the Advancement of Women. These awards recognize contributions to the advancement of women at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by people of all genders.

This year, four individuals– one faculty member, one staff member, one undergraduate, and one graduate/professional student or postdoctoral scholar–will be selected to receive these awards. The faculty and staff recipients each receive $5000. Each undergraduate student award and graduate/professional student/postdoctoral scholar award is $2500.

While we have made the decision to cancel the ceremony for the annual University Awards for the Advancement of Women out of an abundance of caution, we will, however, still be evaluating all of the nominations and announcing all award winners. Each winner will be featured on CWC’s website, via social media, in campus publications, and will be presented with an actual award. We understand the disappointment that may occur due to this cancellation, but the safety of our campus community is of the utmost importance. The lack of a ceremony certainly does not diminish the great work being done towards advancing gender equity campus-wide.

Please submit nominations at the link below for individuals who have contributed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Helped to improve or establish campus policies and practices that positively impact women;
  • Promoted and advanced the recruitment, retention, and upward mobility of women at UNC Chapel Hill;
  • Participated in, assisted with, or established professional development opportunities for women; and/or
  • Participated in, assisted with, or established academic mentoring opportunities for women.

Please describe how the nominee meets one or more of the award’s specific criteria (in 300 words or less per section), using clearly defined examples to support nomination.

The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at 11:59pm. All nominations should be submitted via Qualtrics at this link.

If there are any questions, please contact Dr. Gloria Thomas at