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, 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) position description indicating breakdown of FTE allocation; (2) three letters of support*; and (3) the nominee’s vita.

* The letters shall be from colleagues, principal investigators, and/or clients. 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 for submission, 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 April 12, 2023.