This award recognizes exemplary, ongoing contributions of OSU faculty and staff to the internationalization of the university by enhancing student, faculty, and staff awareness and participation in international education, research, and related activities. As further recognition, the award includes a plaque and $1,000.

List of Previous Recipients


The nominee must currently be a regular OSU staff or faculty member with at least a .5 FTE and a 9- to 12-month appointment. Emeritus, visiting, courtesy, and temporary faculty are not eligible.

Award Criteria

Nominations will be evaluated on the basis of excellence demonstrated in the following areas:

  • Extent to which the nominee has helped internationalize the teaching, research, or service programs directly related to Oregon State University.
  • Extent to which the nominee has benefited OSU students by promoting international education and cultural outreach activities.
  • Impact of the nominee’s efforts in fostering international awareness in the university and the local community.
  • Extent to which the nominee’s activities have enhanced Oregon State University’s reputation as an international university.


Nomination Process

Nominations shall include: (1)  the completed nomination form; (2) the nominee’s professional resume; (3) position description indicating breakdown of FTE allocation; (4) the nominee’s position description; (5) evidence of the nominee’s successful international activities; and (6) three letters of support: two may be from clients or current or former colleagues, and at least one of which must be from a current or former student. Because the nominator completes the nomination form, the nominator is not eligible to submit a letter of support. The letters of support each shall not exceed three single-sided pages using at least 12 font and 1" margins. Please be certain that the nomination materials, particularly the letters of support, address the criteria. Signatures on the letters and supporting documents must be included.

The original copy of the nomination form must be submitted to the Faculty Senate Office upon submission of the electronic copy; paper clip the original only – do not staple nor place it in a folder or binder. The nomination packet for the successful recipient becomes the property of University Archives and will not be returned to the nominator.

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.

To assist nominators in preparing nomination materials, a sample nomination form may be viewed. This version is for viewing only; information may be entered only via the below nomination form.

Do not begin entering information on this electronic form unless you are ready to submit the nomination - the form CANNOT be saved and finished at a later time. Please send a hard copy of the original nomination materials to the Faculty Senate Office (instructions below) when the nomination is submitted electronically. Nominations will not be considered unless both the electronic version and hard copy original have been received by the Faculty Senate Office.

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

The requested electronic information on the linked nomination form and one original of each nomination for the International Service Award must be received by March 18, 2019. It is necessary to follow the instructions completely or the nomination will not be considered. Send the original nomination to: Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee, c/o Faculty Senate Office, 107 Gilkey Hall.