Dean’s Grantsmanship Award

About the Award

The College of Agriculture has established the Dean’s Grantsmanship Awards to reward the great effort faculty members make to be successful in obtaining extramural grants and contracts and to inspire faculty to devote greater efforts to enhancing research in the college. All tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty members, including the research professor series and research fellow IV, are eligible.


All faculty members (tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure-track) with instructional appointment are eligible. Department Heads/Chairs, the Dean, and Associate Deans are not eligible. Recipients of this award will be eligible to be recognized each year, however will only be eligible to win the cash award every other year.


The sole criterion for the Dean’s Grantsmanship Award of the Year is the accumulative total dollar amount of extramural grants/contracts brought in by a faculty member (including research fellow IV) serving as principal investigator (PI) or co-principal investigator (co-PI) officially awarded during the fiscal year (October 1 to September 30). In total dollars that run through the Office of Sponsored Programs, the top 5% will be recognized and the top 3 highest dollar awardee will receive the cash award during the Agriculture Employee Awards event.


The Dean’s Grantsmanship Award of the Year will be made annually. The top 5% will receive a certificate recognizing this accomplishment. In addition, the top three winners with the highest total dollar amount of extramural funding (as defined above) will each receive a cash award of $1000.00.

*Note – The award will be disbursed following university policy and is taxable according to IRS guidelines.


The grant/contract award information will be obtained from the Office of Sponsored Programs and total dollar amounts will be ranked with principal investigator. Upon verification of grants/contracts, the Associate Dean for Research will make a recommendation of the candidates for the award to the Dean. The Dean will make the decision on the award recipients.

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