The Research Excellence Awards are designed to recognize investigators who have been successful in attracting extramural funding for their research program and who meet the qualifications detailed below. Recipients receive an inscribed framed medallion and recognition at a ceremony held annually, as well as financial awards based on their threshold of funding.
To be eligible for this program, projects must meet the following requirements:
Sponsored programs for patient care or education purposes and industry-initiated studies are not eligible under this program. For project with multiple PIs, the credit allocated to each PI will follow the business plan submitted to the OSP as approved by the PIs and their chairs at proposal submission. Any changes proposed after that time must be approved by the PIs, their chairs, and the OSP. See Examples of Eligible and Ineligible Projects.
The following four levels of awards are issued based on the total amount of extramural funding received by the investigator for his/her research:
The Office of Sponsored Programs reviews all awards for eligibility upon issuance. Credit is tabulated based on the funding as it is received for each period, rather than on anticipated award totals for an entire project.
Questions about the Research Excellence Awards should be directed to Whitney Bondurant, pre-award director.