Research Awards

Liberal Arts & Sciences

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LAS Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Research

Purpose: Recognizes faculty members who have a national or international reputation for contributions in research and/or artistic creativity, and who have influenced the research activities of students.

Eligibility: Tenured faculty who have had a professional career since their Ph.D. (or other appropriate terminal degree) of more than 16 years and who have been employed by ISU for a minimum of 5 years. Distinguished professors are not eligible for this award.

Criteria: Documented evidence of outstanding research/creative accomplishments and impact of their work on their discipline as evaluated by peers and experts in their field. Outstanding national and international recognition in the academic community. Evidence of a substantial positive impact of their mentorship and/or teaching on undergraduate students, graduate students and/or postdoctoral associates. The candidates will be judged by the body of work since their terminal degree.

Number of awards: 1-3 with a $500 award for each recipient.

LAS Award for Mid-Career Achievement in Research

Purpose: Recognizes faculty members who have a national or international reputation for outstanding contributions in research and/or artistic creativity at the mid-career stage.

Eligibility: Tenured or tenure-track faculty with a professional career since Ph.D. (or other appropriate terminal degree) of 9 to 16 years and at least three years of employment at ISU.  Distinguished professors are not eligible for this award.

Criteria:  Documented evidence of exemplary research/creative accomplishments and impact of work on discipline as evaluated by peers and experts in their field.  Significant national and international recognition in the academic community.  Evidence of a positive impact of their mentorship and/or teaching on undergraduate students, graduate students and/or postdoctoral associates.  The candidate will be judged by the body of work since their terminal degree.

Number of awards: 1-3 with a $500 award for each recipient.

LAS Award for Early Achievement in Research

Purpose: Recognizes faculty who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in research and/or artistic creativity unusually early in his or her professional career.

Eligibility: Tenured or tenure-track faculty with a professional career since their Ph.D. (or other appropriate terminal degree) of less than 9 years and have had a minimum of two academic years of appointment as an ISU faculty member.

Criteria: Documented evidence of exemplary research accomplishments and/or artistic creativity as documented by peers and experts in their field.  National and international recognition in the academic community.  Evidence of a positive impact of their research on their discipline.  The candidate will be judged by the body of work since their terminal degree.

Number of awards: 1-3 with a $500 award for each recipient.