Award discontinued in 2023

The Industry Partnering Award recognizes a faculty member who achieves extraordinarily high impact innovations through research collaborations with industry. This award specifically recognizes industry partnering that does not necessarily result in commercialization of research results, and yet furthers the goals of the University related to industry engagement. The recipient receives a plaque.

List of Previous Recipients


  • Open to all OSU Faculty

Award Criteria

Selection criteria include:

  1. exceptional engagement in collaborative research with industry;
  2. research leadership recognized nationally and internationally;
  3. high degree of student engagement in industry research efforts

Nomination Process and Submission

Following the instructions completely will ensure consideration of the nomination.

The nominator shall submit the Cover Sheet, Nomination Form and the complete submission packet in one PDF via the Qualtrics Submission Form. Do not begin entering information on the Qualtrics form unless you are ready to submit the nomination – the form CANNOT be saved and finished at a later time. The submission packet will include evidence that the nominee meets the criteria, as well as (1) the nominee’s position description indicating breakdown of FTE allocation; (2) three letters of support* showing evidence of the candidate's achievements; and (3) the nominee’s curriculum vita.

* One letter of support shall be written by an industry leader familiar with the impact of the nominee’s work; at least one must be written by a current or former student; and the remaining letter may be from colleagues, students, and/or others who can comment on the nominee's qualifications. The letters of support each shall not exceed two single-sided pages using at least 12 pitch and 1" margins. Signatures on the letters must be included.

Please note, the nominator is not eligible to submit a letter of support.

The award criteria can be addressed on separate pages for each criteria or within the letters of support. Please be certain that the nomination materials, particularly the three letters, address the criteria.

When organizing the PDF, please ensure that the cover sheet is on the first page, with the nomination form as the second page. Evidence of supporting criteria (if provided on separate pages) and letters of support must be attached in the order indicated above.

Additional information submitted with the nomination will not be considered; please include only requested information and refer to the guidelines when organizing submission packets.

Selection Process

Nominations will be reviewed and selected by the Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee. Committee recommendations will be made on the basis of the information submitted; the committee does not solicit additional information.

Nomination packets are due by Noon on March 30, 2022.