Alumni Association Awards for Distinguished
Research and Creative Achievement
The Alumni Association may make up to five awards annually to faculty who have brought
honor and recognition to the University through their research or creative activities.
The categories include:
- Distinguished Achievement in the Creative Arts
- Distinguished Research in the Humanities
- Distinguished Research in the Social Sciences
- Distinguished Research Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
- Distinguished Research in Engaged Scholarship
Candidates must have been employed full-time by the University of Memphis for five
academic years prior to the semester of their application or nomination. They may
apply for the award or be nominated by any full-time faculty or staff member. Former
award winners may not be re-nominated within seven years of the first awards and may
not receive the award more than twice.
Those wishing to be considered must submit a resume with a complete list of publications,
a narrative summary of research aims and achievements, and at least three external
letters from distinguished referees. A $2000 honorarium and a plaque are presented
to each recipient at the annual Faculty Convocation. Further information is available
from the vice president for research.