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 $1,000 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 nomination form will be posted soon for the 2017 UM Employee Recognition Day Awards.

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:


Kari Harris, School of Public and Community Health Sciences

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

2016 Winner

Bharath Sriraman
Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences

List of previous recipients.