Richard L. Guthrie Award for Achievement in International Agriculture
The Guthrie Award for Achievement in International Agriculture is given annually to recognize distinguished achievement in international teaching, research, extension or outreach in the College of Agriculture. This permanent endowment is established in the Auburn University Foundation by multiple donors for the purpose of providing an award to a faculty member for their significant and lasting impact on the advancement of international scholarship, teaching and public service.
All tenured and tenure-track faculty in the College of Agriculture are eligible.
Recipient will be awarded a plaque and a stipend based on earnings available in endowment The award will be disbursed following university policy and is taxable according to IRS guidelines.
The Awards Committee is led by the Assistant Dean and Director of Global Programs. A committee will consist of three to five faculty members of the College of Agriculture designated by the Dean.
Criteria for Consideration of the Award
The recipient of the award will have outstanding performance and distinguished achievement in international programs (teaching, research, extension, or outreach) in the College of Agriculture.
Process of Selection
Nominations (including self nominations) are solicited in the fall for the award in December. The following information should be provided on all nominated candidates:
- Four-page curriculum vitae summary. Document record of engagement in international programs including specifics about accomplishments and impact. List international scholarly activities (teaching/study abroad, research/project development, extension/outreach, grants, invited lectures, etc.)in reverse chronological order.
- Three letters of support (one letter must be from the Department Head/Chair or School Director) indicating how the candidate has excelled and had an impact on international teaching, research, extension or outreach (please limit to three letters).
Nominations are encouraged from all departments/schools in the College of Agriculture. The completed packets will be evaluated by the awards committee through a confidential process. The Dean and Director will have the final approval.
Presentation of Award
The College of Agriculture will present the Richard L. Guthrie Award for Achievement in International Agriculture annually.