Nominations are closed for the 2023 award. The next nomination cycle for the 2024 award will open in Autumn 2023.
Eligibility and Nomination Requirements
A faculty member who has achieved a record of notable scholarship or creative activity, who has generated new knowledge or creativity that impacts their intellectual discipline, and who has contributed to the intellectual climate of the UW Tacoma campus and its communities. All University of Washington Tacoma faculty members are eligible.
- Nominations will be accepted from students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Self nominations are also acceptable.
- Nominations will require a brief narrative summarizing the scholarly work or creative activity of the nominee to include the nature of his/her accomplishments and indicators of excellence and achievement. The committee will request more detailed information from the nominee at a later time.
- Previous recipients are not eligible for the award. The UW Tacoma Distinguished Research Award may be received only once per lifetime.
Please be sure to write your nomination narrative in a way that describes the faculty member being nominated as well as the nature of his or her accomplishments and indicators of excellence and achievement.
After the nomination deadline, eligible nominations will be forwarded to the committee for review.
The committee will submit a written recommendation to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and notification regarding the recipient will be sent via email to the campus.
Information for Nominees
Solicitation of Supporting Materials
Eligible nominees for the Distinguished Research Award will receive a letter of notification from the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. They will be asked to submit supporting the following documents in electronic form to the Office of Academic Affairs:
- Cover letter, limited to three pages, that describes:
- Criteria or norms in your field for the development of new knowledge
- Why your scholarly or creative activity is noteworthy
- How this work has contributed to the intellectual development of the University of Washington Tacoma
- The connection between the research, scholarly or creative activity and application of research on wider communities
- Updated curriculum vitae
- Examples of scholarly work (digital files only; up to 3)
- Supporting Documents (digital files only; up to 3) such as professional recognition letters, awards, funded grants, editorial work, reviews of your published work, etc.
- The awardee will attend and be recognized at the UW Tacoma awards ceremony
- The awardee will be expected to deliver a talk on her or his research or creative activity the following fall quarter
- The talk will be open to the campus community and the public
- The awardee will chair the Distinguished Research Award Committee the year after receiving the award