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Faculty Recognition Awards

Faculty Recognition Awards

University of Houston offer awards for excellence in research, scholarship, or creative activity. The Office of the Provost, UH’s Division of Research and College of Education offer competitive opportunities for faculty to seek excellence awards.

Office of the Provost

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs is proud to sponsor a number of awards for faculty, with the vision of promoting and recognizing excellence at the University of Houston.

Nominations open during the Fall semester. For each award an announcement of the nomination process is sent via the faculty listserv.

Faculty Awards

Semester Awarded:

Teaching Excellence Awards

Spring 2015

Esther Farfel Award

Spring 2015

John and Rebecca Moores Professors

Spring 2015

Early and Lifetime Faculty Award for Mentoring Undergraduate Research

Spring 2015

Please select an award to view further information.

University of Houston’s Division of Research

  • Excellence in Research and Scholarship Program

The University of Houston is pleased to announce the Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, or Creative Activity Program for 2014-2015. Awards of $8,000 each will be made to six (6) faculty, two (2) each at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor levels. Nominations are sought from all units across campus, but should be limited to those individuals who are clearly exceptional. An individual can receive an award only once at any rank and no more than one award every three years. We trust that these awards, although limited in number, will provide visibility and appreciation for the excellent research, scholarship and creative activity found throughout the University.

Please visit the University of Houston's Find Funding page and scroll down to ‘Excellence in Research and Scholarship Program’ section.

College of Education

The College of Education’s Office of Research would like to announce the following awards for COE faculty to apply and/or be nominated. The deadline for submission of the application materials is June 1 of each year (by 5:00 pm CST). Electronic application guidelines and forms can be downloaded by clicking on the name of the award or internal grant mechanism. Please consider applying or nominating a COE faculty member (or research graduate student where applicable) for these awards.

All application materials must be submitted in electronic version (including signed letters converted to PDF-files): Faculty submit their applications via the COE Faculty Intranet websiteStudents submit their applications via a separate Student Research Awards website. It is planned for both websites to open up for uploading application materials on February 1 of each year. Please consult your departmental representative on the COE research committee if you have questions about the awards.

Please consider applying or nominating a COE faculty member (or research graduate student where applicable) for these awards.

Please select an award to view the application.

COE Faculty Research Excellence Award: $2500 and a plaque.
Award Description: This award recognizes a tenured or tenure-track faculty member in the College of Education for excellence in research and scholarship over the previous 2-year period. Faculty may nominate themselves (or be nominated by other faculty) by completing the application form. Faculty nominating themselves (or nominated by another faculty member) must submit the scholarship/research portion of their Annual Faculty Report (submitted to your department chairs) with supporting evidence.

COE Faculty Research Mentoring Award: $2500 and a plaque.
Award Description: This award recognizes a tenured or tenure-track faculty member in the College of Education for mentoring other College of Education or University of Houston faculty (any level) that assisted in enhancing research and scholarship of the mentored faculty member. Mentored faculty should submit the application form to nominate their faculty mentor. Application materials include: full CV of both nominated mentor and nominating mentored faculty; evidence of mentoring (articles, grant proposal, etc); and a nomination letter. The nomination letter should detail specifically how the mentor enhanced research and scholarship, quality and performance of mentoring, extensiveness of mentoring, and any specific outcomes of the mentoring.

COE Distinguished Career Award: $2500 and a plaque.
Award Description: This award recognizes a tenured faculty member in the College of Education for significant research and scholarly contributions and impact in their field of interest. This award represents the highest honor the College of Education can bestow on a faculty member, and thus the criteria are stringent. The nomination process requires a minimum of 15 years post PhD being conferred, nomination by another COE faculty member, nominated faculty member’s full CV, letter of nomination by the nominating COE faculty member, a minimum of two and a maximum of four letters of support from other faculty in the nominee’s field (at least one external letter of support), other supporting evidence as necessary, and the application form.