Presidential Scholar award


Nominations are being accepted for the Presidential Scholar, which supports the work of exceptionally promising mid-career faculty in academic units across the main campus.

The award promotes retention of talented individuals who are significant contributors to scholarship, education and outreach at the University of Utah and who are at risk of recruitment by other institutions. It recognizes exceptional achievement by mid-career faculty members, generally between the time of initial promotion to associate professor through promotion to professor, with the aim of enhancing retention, supporting creative efforts and ensuring that scholars remain at the U through the most productive time of their careers.

Up to four new Presidential Scholar awards are made each year.

The Presidential Scholar award is supported by a private donor who is interested in promoting the success of mid-career faculty. The hope is that Presidential Scholar recognition becomes a noteworthy achievement and helps us retain and recognize talent as we strengthen the number of named professorships and chairs.

The Presidential Scholar awards provide $10,000 in funding each year for three years. The funds may be used at the faculty members’ discretion to support scholarly, teaching and/or outreach activities. Funds may be carried over from one year to the next.

Nominations are due by June 10, 2019, through the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. For more information, click here.