Walter and Roy Cross Professional Service Awards

Purpose:  Review articles written on the faculty’s specialty require a significant investment in time but do a great service for our professional community.  These articles summarize a specialty which helps both those in the field as well as those wishing to learn more.  These articles can also generate a substantial number of citations that improves departmental and faculty impact metrics. 

Program:  The Department recognizes the time investment and incentivizes the writing of review articles through the introduction of the “Walter and Roy Cross Professional Service Awards”. 

  1. To be eligible, review articles must be peer-reviewed, comprehensive, and published in a recognized scientific journal.  Review-type articles written for the popular press are not eligible.  Mini-review formats are also not eligible. 
  2. The KU Chemistry faculty member must be a corresponding author on the work.
  3. Book chapters are not eligible.
  4. Monthly emails from the Department will solicit articles for consideration.
  5. The final decision on review article eligibility will be made by the Chair of the department in consultation with the Associate Chairs. 

Award:   Winners of the Walter and Roy Cross Professional Service Awards will receive a cash award of $1,000. 

Support:  This program is supported through the Drs. Walter M. and Roy Cross Memorial Fund in Chemistry and subject to the availability of funds.