Outstanding Research Awards

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AY 2019-2020 Deadline: TBA

The Vice President for Research and Innovation, the Office of the Provost, and the Graduate School annually host and sponsor the Outstanding Research Awards. Awardees receive commendation from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. In AY 2018-19, the awards included $1,000 (or $2,500 for a team) in research support, a recognition memento, and a highlight of their work in internal and external communications. 

AY 2018-19 Award Categories

Outstanding Career Award: This award was available to tenured faculty at the associate or full professor rank, employed by the UO for at least 7 years, with a 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: This award was available to tenure-track assistant professors, appointed for at least three consecutive terms at the UO prior to nomination, with 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: This award was given to career, full-time non-tenure track faculty appointment employed by the UO. This individual had to have served as a PI 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 recognized contributions by faculty and staff from all academic disciplines. The award was 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 who broader public engagement activity that 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.

Application & Selection Process

In general, the call is open to the UO campus for nominations and self-nominations for the six outstanding research awards. Nomination letters are one page in length and detail the research impact on the field and the significance of the individual’s research.

Past Winners