The C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship Award recognizes a University of Missouri System faculty member who demonstrates commitment, dedication and effectiveness in advancing the land-grant mission through extension, international education, and agricultural economics programs. The fellowship is presented to a faculty member who personifies the creativity, vision and leadership exhibited by the late Dr. C. Brice Ratchford, president emeritus of the University of Missouri System and dean of cooperative extension. The annual award is funded from a permanent endowment created with contributions from the Ratchford family and from numerous colleagues, friends and organizations in recognition of Dr. Ratchford’s memory.
Nomination materials should include:
1. Nomination/Cover Letter
- The cover letter must have a clear indication of the relationship between the nominee’s work and Dr. Ratchford’s commitment to the land-grant mission. Candidates for this award represent the highest standards of performance in one of the following fields: extension, international education or agricultural economics.
2. Supporting letters (limited to 10)
3. Nominee’s curriculum vitae (or resume)
The award is in the amount of $4,000, less applicable taxes.
The nominee must be a faculty member with the University of Missouri System. Nominations may be submitted for any University of Missouri System faculty member, based on or off-campus, active or emeritus, whose accomplishments exemplify Dr. Ratchford’s commitment to advancing the land-grant mission through extension, international education or agricultural economics programs. Nominations may be made by any member of the university community.
The Ratchford Fellow is named by the University of Missouri Board of Curators based upon recommendation by the president. The president is advised by a panel, which includes representatives from the University of Missouri System universities and off-campus faculty and Missouri citizens. The panel is chaired by MU’s vice chancellor for extension and engagement. The C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship is presented at a meeting of the board of curators.
Deadline: February 1, 2021
Nominations and supporting materials (one hard copy and one electronic copy) must be submitted to:
University of Missouri System Office of Engagement
210 Whitten Hall, Columbia, MO 65211
Electronic copy to Ashley Rhode at email@example.com, 573-884-3257