Honors & Awards

IUPUI Honors & Awards - Deadlines Extended!

Excellence is recognized and rewarded in a variety of ways at IUPUI.

Recognition through campus and university honors and awards adds distinction to your professional development and increases awareness about your professional activities at the university. IUPUI faculty and staff have numerous opportunities for recognition, many of which include financial awards.

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.

Nominations for the 2023-2024 award cycle are open! Many deadlines have been extended. Please refer to the eligibility and details for individual awards linked below.

Faculty Awards

Details and Nomination Process

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

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

Deadline: Nominations for academic year 2023-2024 must be received by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2024.

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Details and Nomination Process

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

Eligibility: 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.

Deadline: Nominations for academic year 2023-2024 must be received by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2024.

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.

Deadline: Nominations for academic year 2023-2024 must be received by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2024.

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 eligible for the award. Any part-time faculty member teaching in the award cycle is eligible to be nominated for the part-time award.

Deadline: Nominations for academic year 2023-2024 must be received by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2024.

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.

Deadline: Nominations for academic year 2023-2024 must be received by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2024.

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.

Deadline: Academic year 2023-2024 nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2024.

Details and Application Process

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

Eligibility: Please see webpage for more details about eligibility.

Deadline: Nominations for academic year 2023-2024 must be received by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2024.

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.

Deadline: Nominations for academic year 2023-2024 must be received by 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

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.

Deadline: Nominations for academic year 2023-2024 must be received by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2024.

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.

Faculty and 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 staff members, including all advisors, mentors, and counselors at the PAC, PAO, PAE, and PAL employee classification.

Deadline: Nominations for academic year 2023-2024 must be received by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2024.

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.

Details and Nomination Process

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

Eligibility: All current and retired faculty, administrators, and staff members are eligible. The selection committee favors speakers with long experience in their fields and at IUPUI.

Deadline: Nominations for academic year 2023-2024 must be received by 11:59 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2024.

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.

Deadline: Nominations for academic year 2023-2024 must be received by 11:59 p.m., Thursday, February 1, 2024.

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.

Deadline: Nominations for academic year 2023-2024 must be received by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2024.

Other Honors and Awards

Details and Nomination Process

Eligibility: 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.

Deadline: Nominations for academic year 2023-2024 must be received by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2024.

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

Search and view lists of previous recipients for many IUPUI and Indiana University awards.

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