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 $1,500 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:

  • A new nomination form will be posted in January 

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.

Send nominations and documentation to:
University Research and Creativity Committee
c/o Office of the Vice President for Research and Development
University Hall 116

2015 Winner

Eduardo Chirinos
Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures

Previous recipients include Anya Jabour, Ed Rosebnberg, F. Richard Hauer, Andrij Holian, Stewart Justman, James Sears, and Ragan Callaway.