Distinguished Scholar Award

The Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of research, creativity, or other scholarly activities.  The award comes with a $500 prize.

Who is eligible:
All UM faculty. Creative and scholarly activities, basic research, and applied research will be given equal consideration.

Who may nominate:
Deans, department chairs, and faculty members.

Nomination requirements:

  • Please use the link below to submit a nomination form

The total scholarly contributions of the individual will be considered with respect to:

  • the quality and number of publications, and other forms of scholarship presentation;
  • direction of graduate students' research and their accomplishments;
  • honors, awards, and published comments on the validity and importance of the scholarship;
  • letters of support from other scholars in the discipline;
  • a record of receiving outside financial support, with particular emphasis on the nature of the projects and the selection process.

Submit nomination using Submittable:


Kathy Kuipers, Department of Sociaology

Final selection is by UM's University Research and Creativity Committee

2017 Winner

Zen Cho
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

List of previous recipients.