University Scholarly Achievement Awards
The University Scholarly Achievement Award is a marquee award for our university and a way to recognize standout researchers who embody our mission to make discoveries that change the world.
Each year, the University of Kansas recognizes up to four mid-career faculty members as recipients of a University Scholarly Achievement Award. This $10,000 award recognizes a significant scholarly or research contribution, creative work (an exhibition, performance, composition, article or book, or major collaborative project) or a series of closely related contributions.
This award covers all fields of scholarship represented at the University of Kansas, including, but not limited to, arts, humanities, architecture and design, music, mathematics, natural sciences, engineering, medicine, clinical science, pharmacy, social sciences, social welfare, education, journalism, law, and business.
The Chancellor’s Office will solicit applications for the 2021 awards in the fall of 2020.
All nominations will be evaluated by a panel of eight individuals, representing the following areas:
- Arts and Humanities
- Science, Technology, and Mathematics
- Medicine and Clinical Science
- Social Science and Professional Programs
Members of the selection panel are appointed by the chancellor. The panel may recommend up to four awards each year, depending on the number of meritorious nominations.
These contributions will be evaluated using the criteria below:
- Advances the field of scholarship;
- Exhibits novelty and originality;
- Promotes scholarly and research activity or creative works at KU; and
- Enhances the university’s national and international reputation.
To be eligible for consideration, the faculty member must hold the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor; be within 10 years of appointment as an Associate Professor at the time of the current nomination; must have completed three academic years at KU; and must not have received a prior major KU award for this body of work.
Video of 2019 ceremony
News and Past Winners
Four researchers receive University Scholarly Acheivement Awards honoring midcareer faculty (04/13/2020)
Chancellor to present four University Scholarly Achievement Awards on April 24 (04/03/2019)
Chancellor Girod to recognize five University Scholarly Achievement Award winners (03/15/2018)
Chancellor to present University Scholarly Achievement Awards (03/15/2017)
Chancellor to present University Scholarly Achievement Awards (04/18/2016)
Chancellor to present University Scholarly Achievement Awards (04/09/2015)
Chancellor to present University Scholarly Achievement Awards (04/08/2014)
Four researchers named recipients of University Scholarly Achievement Awards (04/16/2013)
Five researchers named recipients of University Scholarly Achievement Awards (3/27/2012)