Name of Award Award Purpose Eligibility # Awarded and Presentation Date/Event Stipend Amount Contact Person and Due Date
Breaking Barriers in Athletics Award

This award recognizes a member of the OSU athletic community whose contributions actively create and encourage gender equity in sports.

Open to anyone in the OSU community who has worked to advance  gender equity in alignment with each of the award categories. 

           1
Breaking Barriers Celebration
No monetary amount [email protected]
February 26, 2024
Nominations Closed for 2024

Breaking Barriers in Education Award

This award recognizes a member of the OSU community whose high impact in teaching and mentoring has paved the way to advance gender equity  in higher education and allows all to thrive and prosper. 

Open to anyone in the OSU community who has worked to advance  gender equity in alignment with each of the award categories.             1
Breaking Barriers Celebration
No monetary amount [email protected]
February 26, 2024
Nominations Closed for 2024

Breaking Barriers in Research Award

This award honors a member of the OSU community whose innovative research challenges and expands knowledge and/or advances gender equity.

Open to anyone in the OSU community who has worked to advance  gender equity in alignment with each of the award categories.             1
Breaking Barriers Celebration 
No monetary amount [email protected]
February 26, 2024
Nominations Closed for 2024
Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award Recognizes full professors who have been at OSU a minimum of 15 years and consistently provide direct instruction to undergraduate students. Full Professors with minimum of 15 years at OSU            1
University Day
$2,500 Raven Chakerian
[email protected]
Noon, April 19, 2024
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alumni Legacy Award Recognizes alumni who have demonstrated a deep and abiding commitment to causes of social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion and who exemplify and enrich OSU’s values of community, diversity, respect and social responsibility in their broader community or organization. A former student who took 45 or more credits (two academic years) or graduated from Oregon State University.            1
Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Breakfast
$500 Office of Institutional Diversity
[email protected]
Kerr Administration Building
541-737-1063
Nominations Closed for 2024
Emerging Scholar Award Recognizes tenure-track faculty members for their outstanding research or creative activity in their field of study.

Faculty who hold a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor at OSU and who have conducted outstanding research or creative work in the arts, sciences, or professional fields.

Nomination Criteria

--- Faculty members in the early stages of their professional careers may receive a $1,000 honorarium.

Award paused

Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award Recognizes and encourages outstanding mentoring of graduate students by OSU Graduate Faculty members Graduate Faculty members who mentor graduate students.             1
University Day
$2,000 recipient

Kim LeMay
[email protected]
737-1456
5 PM, April 22, 2024

Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring Award Recognizes and encourages outstanding mentoring of postdoctoral appointees by OSU faculty members. OSU faculty members who mentor OSU postdoctoral appointees            1
University Day
$2,000 and a framed certificate Maureen Childers
[email protected]
737-2033
March 29, 2024
Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring by a Faculty Member Award Recognizes outstanding undergraduate research mentoring by OSU faculty members.

A current faculty member at OSU
Must have provided significant mentorship to undergraduate students in research-related endeavors at OSU within the past three years

           1
University Day
$1,000 and an engraved plaque Stephanie Ramos
[email protected]
737-4892
5 PM, April 15, 2024
Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring by a Graduate Student Award Recognizes outstanding undergraduate research mentoring by OSU graduate students. A current graduate student in a graduate degree-seeking program at OSU. Making satisfactory academic progress as determined by their graduate program. Must have provided significant mentorship to undergrad students in research-related endeavors at OSU within the past three years. 1
University Day

$1,000 and an engraved plaque

[email protected]
5:00 PM, April 15, 2024

Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring by a Postdoc Award Recognizes outstanding undergraduate research mentoring by OSU postdocs. A current postdoc in a graduate degree-seeking program at OSU. Provided significant mentorship to undergrad students in research-related endeavors at OSU within the past three years. 1
University Day
$1,000 and an engraved plaque

 

[email protected]
5:00 PM, April 15, 2024

 

Extension and  Engagement Award Recognizes significant and meritorious work which enhances reciprocal learning with our students, partners and stakeholders through outreach and engagement activities. Tenured, tenure-track, clinical track, fixed-term and professional faculty            1
University Day
$2,000 and a plaque/certificate Raven Chakerian
[email protected]
Noon, April 19, 2024
Faculty Innovator Award Recognizes a faculty member whose extraordinarily high-impact innovations from research are translated into transformative results that help promote economic development and social progress. Open to all OSU faculty            1
University Day

Recipients will receive a plaque
$5,000 to awardee & $5,000 to department/unit

Lynn Nappi
[email protected]
541-737-3888
Application OPENS March 11, 2024 Application CLOSES April 19, 2024

Herbert F. Frolander Graduate Teaching Assistant Award Recognizes an outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant who demonstrates outstanding teaching ability and excellent professional interaction with faculty and students. Graduate Teaching Assistant            1
University Day
$1,000 and a plaque

[email protected]
5:00 PM, May 13, 2024

Honorary Doctoral Degrees Honorary doctorates are the highest award bestowed by the University  as a mark of extraordinary achievement. These degrees are conferred to honor individuals with distinguished scholarship; distinction in creative arts; distinction in public service; or extraordinary achievements in business, industry, or labor.

These degrees are conferred to honor individuals with distinguished scholarship; distinction in creative arts; distinction in public service; or extraordinary achievements in business, industry, or labor.

Not eligible: Current OSU employees and recently retired OSU employees (in the past three years) and currently elected or appointed state officials, members of the OSU Board of Trustees, and members of the OSU Foundation Board of Trustees.

      Various --- Rick Settersten
[email protected]
October 15, 2024
Frances Dancy Hooks Award Recognizes students, staff or faculty who exemplify Frances Dancy Hooks’ work: building bridges across cultures, showing courage in promoting diversity, and proudly “walking the talk.” Members of the OSU community            1
Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Breakfast
$500

Office of Institutional Diversity
[email protected]
Kerr Administration Building
541-737-1063
Nominations are closed for 2024

Industry Partnering Award Recognizes a faculty member who achieves extraordinarily high impact innovations through research collaborations with industry. Open to all OSU faculty            1
University Day
Recipients will receive a plaque
No monetary award
Discontinued in 2023.
International Service Award To recognize exemplary, on-going 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. 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.           1
University Day
$1,000 recipient and a plaque/certificate Raven Chakerian
[email protected]
Noon, April 19, 2024
Phyllis S. Lee Award Recognizes a member of the Oregon State University community who exemplifies Dr. Lee's commitment to social justice and the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Members of the OSU community           1
Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Breakfast 
$500

Office of Institutional Diversity
[email protected]
Kerr Administration Building
541-737-1063
Nominations are closed for 2024

D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award Recognizes individuals for exceptional, ongoing, dedicated interdepartmental, interdisciplinary and inter- institutional service to OSU faculty. Not restricted           1
University Day
$1,000 recipient and a plaque/certificate Raven Chakerian
[email protected]
Noon, April 19, 2024
Oscar Humberto Montemayor Award Recognizes a currently enrolled OSU student who embodies selfless service: steady, strong, considerate leadership; and trailblazing spirit and heart. Currently enrolled OSU student 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Breakfast 
$500 Office of Institutional Diversity
[email protected]
Kerr Administration Building
541-737-1063
TBD
Karel J.H. Murphy Professional Faculty Leadership & Service Award Recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding leadership and service within their department and/or in programs and organizations at the University.; Professional Faculty            1
University Day
$1,000 recipient

Nominations for this award have been suspended indefinitely effective Winter 2018.

OSU Academic Advising Award The OSU Academic Advising Award recognizes undergraduate academic advising by professional faculty members and acknowledges advising as a profession making a pivotal contribution to the OSU community. OSU professional faculty member or fixed-term academic rank faculty holding at least .75 FTE of a full-time appointment whose primary role is advising, rather than teaching, research and service.           1
University Day
$1,000 recipient and a plaque/certificate Raven Chakerian
[email protected]
Noon, April 19, 2024
OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award Recognizes outstanding professional achievement through teaching and scholarship, for service to the university and the community, and professional leadership, nationally and internationally. Faculty who hold professorial rank            1
University Day
$1,000 recipient and a plaque/certificate Raven Chakerian
[email protected]
Noon, April 19, 2024
OSU Award for Outstanding Service to Persons with Disabilities Recognizes an individual who goes above and beyond normal job description requirements to advocate for the inclusion, accommodation, and respect of persons with disabilities. OSU student, staff or faculty           1
University Day
$500 Nominations for this award have been suspended indefinitely effective Spring 2016.
OSU Exceptional Leadership in Safety Award
(Individual award}
Presented to an individual who is a strong advocate for health and safety; and/or creates new or innovative ways of accomplishing health and safety objectives; and/or demonstrates significant improvement over previous conditions; and/or works collaboratively to break down barriers and create relationships to help improve safety culture for their lab/shop/group, department, or team. Must be an OSU employee working at least part-time; can only win once; must not be a safety professional or have safety as more than 50% of their job duties; and must advance/affect safety for more than just themselves.           1
University Day
$250 recipient

Andrea McDaniel

Jenette Paul
[email protected]
Nominations are open year round
Award recipients are selected in April

OSU Exceptional Safety Team Award Presented to a team/lab/group who embraces change as an opportunity for growth and innovation within the field of safety; and/or takes a proactive approach toward finding sustainable solutions for safety challenges; and/or has a good safety culture that fosters open communication and the ability to discus safety concerns and solutions; and/or demonstrates significant improvement over previous conditions. Must be an OSU employee working at least part-time; must not be a safety professional or have safety as more than 50% of their job duties; and must advance/affect safety for more than just themselves.           1
University Day
Catered congratulatory/celebration lunch Andrea McDaniel

Jenette Paul
[email protected]
Nominations are open year round
Award recipients are selected in April
OSU Exemplary Employee Award Recognizes classified staff and professional faculty who contribute outstanding service by exemplary performance above and beyond assigned duties, such as improvement of quality of service, significant special projects, and worthwhile self-improvement activities. Classified staff and professional faculty who have a minimum of one year of university service and who work half-time or more; professional faculty must have been in the professional faculty position for at least one year.       1 to a professional faculty and 1 to a classified staff
University Day
$500 each

Jeannine Cropley
Human Resources
[email protected]
TBD

OSU Faculty Affordability Award This award recognizes demonstrated commitment to providing affordable course learning materials to students. This award recognizes full-time teaching faculty who use no-cost or low-cost course materials in their classes.  The award is for full-time faculty of Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor or Instructor rank who have elected to use free, no-cost or low-cost (under $40) course materials in their classes.           1
University Day

$2,500 to the unit for use by the recipient and a plaque/certificate

Raven Chakerian
[email protected]
Noon, April 19, 2024

OSU Faculty Excellence in Online Teaching Award

Recognizes faculty who devote a significant amount of time to online teaching and online course development of for-credit courses.  Online teaching faculty of any rank (Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Instructor, etc.)           1
University Day
$2,500 recipient Raven Chakerian
[email protected]
Noon, April 19, 2024
OSU Faculty Teaching Excellence Award  Recognizes unusually significant & meritorious achievement in teaching and scholarship that enhances the effectiveness of instruction; emphasis on actual classroom teaching. Full-time Faculty - Assoc. Prof., Asst. Prof., or Inst. w/less than 10 yrs service to OSU           1
University Day
$2,500 recipient Raven Chakerian
[email protected]
Noon, April 19, 2024
OSU Impact Award for Outstanding Scholarship Recognizes OSU faculty who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship in a specific project or activity resulting in substantial impact beyond the university setting. Open to all OSU faculty members           1
University Day
$2,000 honorarium and a plaque/certificate Raven Chakerian
[email protected]
Noon, April 19, 2024
OSU Professional Faculty Excellence Award Recognizes exceptional service to the university community by faculty who serve in non-academic units or whose service in an academic unit is not defined within the traditional academic categories of teaching, research, or extension. Professional faculty rank as well as those with academic rank who serve in non-teaching roles           1
University Day
$1,000 and a plaque/certificate Raven Chakerian
[email protected]
Noon, April 19, 2024
Outstanding Diversity Advocate Award

Recognizes a member of the OSU community who contributes to and enhances the environment of OSU through consistent and sustained efforts to improve opportunities for the diverse communities we serve.

Current OSU employee who has been employed for a minimum of five years.

           1
University Day

$1,000

Office of Institutional Diversity
541-737-4404
April 30, 2024

Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award Recognizes individuals for their contributions to the university as evidenced by exceptional work experience, scholarship, innovation, professional growth and contributions valuable to the State of Oregon. Faculty Research Assistants and Senior Faculty Research Assistants           1
University Day
$750 Raven Chakerian
[email protected]
Noon, April 19, 2024
Dan W. Poling Service Award Honors Dan Poling who has loyally served OSU and maintained a strong commitment and dedication to the traditions and ideals of OSU. Any alumnus/na, friend, or member of the OSU family who has volunteered time and service to the University.

          1
Destination OSU, Locations vary
TBD

A suitable and attractive symbol shall be presented to each recipient

Kate Sanders
[email protected] 
541-737-6220
February 23, 2024
Nominations are closed for 2024

Postdoctoral Excellence Award Recognizes exceptional postdoctoral scholars, fellows or research associates for their exceptional contributions to their research field, OSU and the greater postdoctoral community. Must be a current postdoctoral scholar, fellow or postdoctoral research associate at OSU for at least one year, but not more than three years.

2
University Day

$1,000 and a plaque Maureen Childers
[email protected]
541-737-2033
March 29, 2024

PCOSW Community Builder Award

This award honors an individual or group in the OSU community whose work contributes significantly to the campus environment through advocacy of gender equity. ​​​

Open to anyone in the OSU community who has worked to advance  gender equity in alignment with each of the award categories. 

          1
Breaking Barriers Celebration
No monetary amount

[email protected]
541-737-4404
February 26, 2024
Nominations are closed for 2024

Promising Scholar Award Recognizes the scholarship of junior faculty and bestows upon the recipient the title “Promising Scholar” for the year following receipt of the award. Tenured/tenure-track or research track faculty at OSU, within 10 years of receiving an advanced degree and with at least 3 years at OSU at the time of nomination; and achievement of a high level of accomplishment in a relatively short period of time at OSU, and who is also expected to continue his/her extraordinary work.           1
University Day
$1,500 honorarium Raven Chakerian
[email protected]
Noon, April 19, 2024

Harriet “Hattie” Redmond Award

This award celebrates a member of the OSU community who works as an agent of change in service of racial justice and gender equity.

Open to anyone in the OSU community who has worked to advance  gender equity in alignment with each of the award categories.            1 No monetary amount Nominations for this award have been suspended indefinitely effective January 2024.
Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award Recognizes an individual for outstanding undergraduate teaching; research particularly related to improvement of instruction; and professional leadership. Faculty who hold academic rank           1
University Day
$1,000 recipient and a plaque/certificate Raven Chakerian
[email protected]
Noon, April 19, 2024
Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award Recognizes an individual for outstanding undergraduate teaching; research particularly related to improvement of instruction; and professional leadership. This is a campus-wide recognition, open to all teaching faculty.           1
University Day
$2,500 recipient;
$500 department; a plaque/certificate
Raven Chakerian
[email protected]
Noon, April 19, 2024
Sigma Xi Researcher of the Year Award Recognizes research contributions made by an OSU faculty member. Tenured faculty member with an active research program as evidenced by extramural funding, an acknowledged record of outstanding publications, and a record of training successful students and who is recognized as a significant contributor to the advancement of knowledge in his/her area of science or technology.            1 N/A Nominations for this award have been suspended indefinitely effective Fall 2018.
L.L. Stewart Faculty Scholars Program Recognizes outstanding faculty at Oregon State University and provides resources to stimulate creative advancements in teaching, research, and extended education. (Est. 2005) A Stewart Faculty Scholar will be selected by the Oregon State University President from a pool of applicants who have been nominated for this prestigious award            1 $10,000 stipend; $20,000 to be used for allowable teaching, research, or extended education expenses, including faculty release time. Recipients will have up to two years to spend the funds Nominations for this award have been suspended indefinitely effective Fall 2017.
Student Learning and Success Teamwork Award Recognizes departments or interdisciplinary groups at Oregon State University that have demonstrated exceptional teamwork in creating and sustaining an exemplary teaching and learning environment to advance the University's strategic goal of student success and excellence Any department or interdisciplinary group that includes members from the University's eleven academic colleges including, representation from any of these units at OSU-Cascades. Members of interdisciplinary groups can come from other OSU units, in partnership with members from the academic colleges           1
University Day
Catered congratulatory/celebration lunch and a plaque/certificate for each member Raven Chakerian
[email protected]
Noon, April 19, 2024

University Distinguished Professor

Formerly the OSU Distinguished Professor

The title "University Distinguished Professor" is the highest honor awards at Oregon State University. It is conferred on OSU Faculty at the rank of Professor who have made pioneering contributions in their arears of expertise, achieved sustained distinction and are nationally and internationally recognized for their accomplishments. Faculty who are not only highly regarded for previous accomplishments, but are expected to continue their extradordinary work; Faculty who have been at the University at least five years; Emeritus professors are not eligible, nor are administrators at the level of dean and above for as long as they are serving in a senior leadership role.         1 - 3
University Distinguished Professor lectures will be held May 23 & May 24, 2022.
$6,000 stipend Sara Daly
[email protected]
541-737-0732
January 2, 2024
University Mentoring and Professional Development Award Recognizes those who excel in supporting and encouraging OSU employees to participate in professional, educational and/or personal development opportunities OSU faculty members Professional faculty Classified staff            1
University Day
$500 recipient; $500 department for a development fund; and a plaque/certificate

 [email protected]
541-737-6522
June 14, 2024

 

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