The Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award recognizes a Faculty Research Assistant or Senior Faculty Research Assistant for distinguished contributions to the University. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding persons who have chosen a career as a Faculty Research Assistant or Senior Faculty Research Assistant at OSU; therefore, individuals pursuing doctoral degrees will generally not be considered. The recipient receives a plaque and $750.

List of Previous Recipients


  • Faculty Research Assistant or Senior Faculty Research Assistant at Oregon State University.

Award Criteria

Selection criteria include:

  1. exceptional job performance;
  2. innovativeness in work;
  3. scholarly achievements, publications, or programs;
  4. participation in university and community affairs;
  5. contributions valuable to the State of Oregon;
  6. evidence of continued professional growth

Nomination Process and Submission

Following the instructions completely will ensure consideration of the nomination.

The nominator shall submit the Cover Sheet 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) nomination letter*; (2) three letters of support*; (3) the nominee’s vita; and (4) position description indicating breakdown of FTE allocation.

Required letters: Each of the below letters shall not exceed two single-sided pages using at least 12 pitch and 1" margins. Signatures on the letters must be included.

   * Letters of Support: The letters shall be from colleagues, principal investigators, and/or clients.

   * Nomination Letter: The Nominator shall submit a Nomination Letter.

The award criteria must be addressed in the letters. Do not submit separate documentation related to the critera.

When organizing the PDF, please ensure that the document is organized as listed on the submission form.

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 April 19, 2024.