The Office of Research appreciates and encourages all the research and scholarly activity of our faculty. While those joining in such pursuits are often driven by desires for growth and knowledge, both the Office of Research and the University as a whole benefit from their efforts. The award below is a token of our appreciation.
Outstanding/Distinguished Researcher Award:
Every year, ISU recognizes leading faculty with a series of awards across three categories of service, including Research. The awards are funded by the Office of Academic Affairs, and information about all three (including past winners) is available here. The Office of Research assists with the administration of the Outstanding/Distinguished Researcher award.
The Criteria used to select winners include: the significance of the researchers’ work in their field, publications and impact, long-term commitment and development of their research topic/theme, and other factors as appropriate. Award winners have come from a wide variety of disciplines, including Anthropology, Art, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, English, Engineering, Health Care Administration, History, Mathematics, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, and Sociology.
The call is usually released in the fall with a November due date. Calls are announced via mass e-mail to ISU faculty, various bulletin boards, and on the Office of Research home page. Nominations are submitted to the Office of Research, reviewed by the Research Council, and results announced during the spring semester. Out of the nominees, up to five outstanding researchers are selected, and from this group, one distinguished researcher is named. The Distinguished Researcher receives a modest cash prize.
Outstanding/Distinguished Faculty Awards (Office of Academic Affairs)