Prestigious External Award Recognition (PEAR)

Prestigious External Awards Recognition (PEAR) recipients are faculty members who have been recognized by a national or international professional organization for their academic achievements. They signify not only the "best of the best" at IUPUI but the "best of the best" to a broader national audience as well.

ELIGIBILITY:  Any full- or part-time faculty member who has been recognized by a national or international professional organization for his or her academic achievements is eligible. Recipients of grants or scholarships as well as individuals elected or appointed to an organizational office are not eligible.

CRITERIA:  Names of faculty who received distinctions between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017, should be considered for nomination. Faculty who are designated as Indiana University Distinguished Professors within the award cycle will automatically receive a PEAR. Factors to consider when nominating are:

  • The organization giving the award should be related to the candidate's discipline, research, or teaching focus
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have been recognized for a body of work (career) rather than a one-time accomplishment
  • Candidates should be nominated for recognitions received based on accomplishment rather than on their promise of accomplishment
  • Recognition should not be one based on a self-nomination
  • How often the award is given
  • The number of people given the recognition in a single year
  • If the award is acknowledged within the discipline as a top achievement in the field
  • If the recognition is given for contributions to the field or strictly to the organization

PROCESS:  Any member of the campus community may serve as a nominator, though nominations from the dean or chair of the candidate are preferred. Nominations may be submitted at any time throughout the year.

Nominations received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, will be considered for recognition at the Chancellor's Academic Honors Convocation on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 3 p.m., in the Hine Hall Auditorium. Nominations received after the deadline will be held and considered for recognition the following year. Please verify that your candidate meets all eligibility requirements and that you have access to all relevant information prior to submitting the nomination.

Click here to view previous recipients.  For a printable version of guidelines, click here.

Questions:  Contact Jessica Wootten, Academic Affairs Coordinator (ude[dot]ui[at]nettoowj or 317-278-6090).

Click here to start the nomination process