Honors & Awards

Faculty excellence is recognized and rewarded in a variety of ways at IUPUI. Recognition through campus and university honors and awards can add distinction to faculty members’ professional development as well as increase awareness of their teaching, research and scholarship, and engagement and service activities across IUPUI and Indiana University. Faculty at IUPUI have numerous opportunities for recognition, many of which include financial awards.

 

IUPUI Campus Awards

At IUPUI, the excellence of outstanding faculty, staff, and students is celebrated at ceremonies such as the Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation, Division of Undergraduate Education Spring Awards Convocation, and the Bringle and Hatcher Civic Engagement Showcase.

 

Faculty Awards

Details and Nomination Process

Award Amount: Recipients receive a cash award of $1,000.

Eligibility: All full- and part-time faculty and academic professional staff members, including all advisors, mentors, and counselors at the TE, PA, and PB employee classification.

Nominations closed. New nominations will be accepted in the fall of 2021 for the 2022 awards.

Details and Nomination Process

Award Amount: Recipients recieve a cash award of $1,000.

Eligibility: Candidates must be listed as an IUPUI TRIP Scholar.

Nominations closed. New nominations will be accepted in the fall of 2021 for the 2022 awards.

Details and Nomination Process

Award Amount: Recipients receive a base salary increase of $3,000.

Eligiblity: Full-time faculty members in any classification for whom professional service and teaching, research, or service in the Central Indiana community is an expectation and who have taught at IUPUI for at least five years, including at least one term in the year immediately preceding the nomination.

Nominations closed. New nominations will be accepted in the fall of 2021 for the 2022 awards.

Details and Nomination Process

Award Amount: Recipients receive a cash award of $3,000.

Eligibility: All IUPUI faculty, full or part-time, are eligible for nomination.

Nominations closed. New nominations will be accepted in the fall of 2021 for the 2022 awards.

Details and Nomination Process

Award Amount: A $3,000 award will be given to one full-time faculty member which will be added to their base salary. A $2,000 cash award will be given to one part-time faculty member.

Eligibility: Any full-time faculty member teaching at IUPUI for at least three years is eligibile for the award. Any part-time faculty member teaching in the award cycle is eligible to be nominated for the part-time award.

Nominations closed. New nominations will be accepted in the fall of 2021 for the 2022 awards.

Details and Nomination Process

Award Amount: Recipients receive a cash award of $3,000.

Eligibility: Any full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member who champions domestic and/or international diversity.

Nominations closed. New nominations will be accepted in the fall of 2021 for the 2022 awards.

Details and Nomination Process

Award Amount: Recipients receive a $5,000 permanent base increase, over and above merit increases.

Eligibility: Senior faculty members who display a record of extensive accomplishment and leadership in teaching, research, and campus service.

Nominations closed. New nominations will be accepted in the fall of 2021 for the 2022 awards.

Details and Application Process

Award Amount: This award provides up to one year of research support for a collaborative research team. (See award for further details).

Eligibility: Please see web page for more details about eligibility.

Nominations closed. New nominations will be accepted in the fall of 2021 for the 2022 awards.

Details and Nomination Process

Award Amount: A plaque is awarded at the Chancellor's Academic Honors Convocation and the recipient receives $100.

Eligibility: All full-time faculty, who have worked for the university a minimum of 12 months, are eligible to be nominated for this award.

Nominations closed. New nominations will be accepted in the fall of 2021 for the 2022 awards.

Details and Nomination Process

Award Amount: Recipients receive a $5,000 award, given annually and is added to their permanent base salary.

Eligibility: Open to all IUPUI and IUPUC faculty of any rank, including the regional medical centers.

Nominations closed. New nominations will be accepted in the fall of 2021 for the 2022 awards.

Details and Nomination Process

Award Amount: Recipients receive a cash award of $2,500.

Eligibility: See web page for general eligibility information. Each academic unit is responsible for setting criteria and developing a selection process for the TTA within the general guidelines.

Information will be sent to deans each year for the nomination process.

Each unit is assigned a proportionate number of the total campus awards and will select faculty to receive awards within the unit.

*Not limited to faculty applicants

Staff Awards

Details and Nomination Process

Award Amount: Recipients receive a cash award of $1,000.

Eligibility: All full- and part-time faculty and academic professional staff members, including all advisors, mentors, and counselors at the TE, PA, and PB employee classification.

Nominations closed. New nominations will be accepted in the fall of 2021 for the 2022 awards.

Details and Application Process

Award Amount: This award provides up to one year of research support for a collaborative research team. (See award for further details).

Eligibility: Please see web page for more details about eligibility.

Nominations closed. New nominations will be accepted in the fall of 2021 for the 2022 awards.

*Not limited to staff applicants

Student Awards

Details and Nomination Process

Award Amount: This campuswide honor includes a $1,000 prize.

Eligibility: IUPUI seniors completing a baccalaureate degree in May, the preceding December, or following August are eligible.

Nominations closed. New nominations will be accepted in the fall of 2021 for the 2022 awards.

Details and Nomination Process

Nominations are submitted by academic units.

Notification of nomination timeline and process is sent annually to deans.

(If you are part of the nomination process of Chancellor's Scholars in your school and would like to be notified when information is sent to deans, please email the Office of Academic Affairs at ude[dot]iupui[at]aao).

Details and Nomination Process

Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in a master’s degree program and students pursuing a doctoral or professional degree.

Nominations closed. New nominations will be accepted in the fall of 2021 for the 2022 awards.

Other Honors & Awards

Details and Nomination Process

Eligibilty: Any community organization that has partnered with IUPUI faculty, staff, student, or campus units to create a positive difference in the community through teaching (e.g., service learning, clinical, internship), research, or professional service may be nominated for this award. Nominees must have engaged in a meaningful and sustained program of collaboration with one or more campus units that has resulted in deepening student learning, advancing faculty/staff work, and improving community outcomes.

Nominations closed. New nominations will be accepted in the fall of 2021 for the 2022 awards.

The Gerald L. Bepko Outstanding Administrator Award is given to administrators who have contributed significantly to the IUPUI campus. The award is given as candidates are identified by the Indianapolis Faculty Council Executive Committee.

Indiana University Awards

Indiana University has a history of achievement. Since 1820, the university has been home to world-renowned researchers, scholars, musicians, professors, and students. Each year, outstanding faculty members from Indiana University campuses are honored with teaching awards and distinguished professorships at the Celebration of Distinguished Teaching at the Bloomington campus. The excellence of Indiana University’s award winners and the corresponding collection of awards over the past 194 years has been catalogued and can be reviewed at Traditions of Excellence.

Find out more about Indiana University Awards!

Previous Recipients

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