Nominations open for the 2020 Outstanding Research Awards

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Nominations are now open for the 2020 Outstanding Research Awards. The awards celebrate the significant achievement of UO faculty members engaged in research and scholarly activity.

Together the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, the Office of the Provost and the Graduate School annually host and sponsor the UO Outstanding Research, Teaching and Mentorship Awards. 

The categories are:

  • Outstanding Career Award: Tenured faculty at the associate or full professor rank — must be an active, full-time UO employee — employed by the UO for at least seven years, track record of distinguished scholarship and external recognition and support of such efforts, and national/international prominence in their field of research.
  • Early Career Award: Tenure-track assistant professor, appointed for at least three consecutive terms at the UO prior to nomination, a track record of significant scholarship and emergent recognition and support of such efforts, and a productive and impactful scholarly record.
  • Outstanding Accomplishment Award NTTF Researcher: Career, full-time non-tenure-track faculty appointment employed by the UO. This individual must have served as a principal investigator on extramurally awarded projects submitted through the UO, have a track record of research independence, and have a substantial and impactful scholarly record, or they must have documented record of providing exceptional and innovative technical support to UO researchers.
  • Innovation and Impact Award: This award recognizes contributions by faculty and staff from all academic disciplines. The award is given to an outstanding individual or team that distinguished themselves and the university through entrepreneurial activities that resulted in innovations with a measurable societal or environmental impact and/or individuals whose broader public engagement activity has proactively shared their research or viewpoints on research and policy issues with the public via traditional and/or new media channels. These efforts reflect an important factor of our mission to create and disseminate knowledge across all disciplines, and put it to work to benefit the community, the region, and the world.

Awardees of these categories receive a commendation from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, including $1,000 in research support, or $2,500 for a team, a recognition memento and highlighting of their work. Nominations or self-nominations are due no later than Friday, April 10, for full consideration and should be submitted via the Nomination Submission Form

For more details, visit the Outstanding Research Awards program page.

The Outstanding Achievement Awards include the Outstanding Research Awards, the Distinguished Teaching Awardsthe Williams Fellows and the Excellence Award for Outstanding Faculty Mentorship in Graduate Studies