Dean’s Research Award

About the Award

The College of Agriculture Dean’s Research Award recognizes faculty members with high merit of scholarship and exemplary research performance.

This award is intended to recognize recent (i.e., last five years) research productivity and achievements. Not a lifetime achievement recognition.

The winner will receive a certificate and a cash award of $1,000. The award will be disbursed following university policy and is taxable according to IRS guidelines.


All tenured, tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty members, including the research professor series and research fellow IV are eligible for the Dean’s Research Award.

Only one award will be made in this category. Past award winners within the last five years (i.e., since 2016) are not eligible for nomination.


All nominations will be evaluated by a college committee.


The award will be presented at the annual College of Agriculture awards program in December.


Nominations may be submitted by department heads/chairs or school director. A department may submit up to two nominations in this category.

  • Letter of nomination should include an explanation of how the candidate has excelled in responsibilities associated with research within the last five years.
  • Summary of research activities, including specific achievements or accomplishments, graduate student instruction/advising, and programmatic development within the last five years. This section is limited to three typed pages. 
  • A list of extramural grants and contracts within the last five years  including all competitive grants, industry support, commodity support, and other types of funding received to support the research but excluding internal grants, gifts and earmarks.
  • A list of publications within the last five years including books, refereed journal articles, and book chapters, but excluding abstracts, meeting proceedings, and presentations.
  • Number of verifiable citations (e.g., SCI/SSCI, Google Scholar, Publish or Perish or other verifiable sources) within the last five years, with a link to the Google Scholar user profile.
  • Patents, innovations, significant method or product development, and economic and social impact within the last five years.
  • A list of major professional service activities within the last five years, such as grant review panels, journal editors, professional societies, awards, honors, recognitions, etc.

*Note: Nomination materials must present information ONLY within the last five years (not entire career accomplishments). Nominations with information beyond the last five years will not be considered.

Dean’s Research Award Nomination Form

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