Alumni Association Distinguished Research Award

The Alumni Association may make up to five (5) awards annually to faculty who have brought honor and recognition to the University through their research or creative activities. The categories include:

  1. Distinguished Achievement in the Creative Arts
  2. Distinguished Research in the Humanities
  3. Distinguished Research in the Social Sciences
  4. Distinguished Research in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
  5. Distinguished Research in Engaged Scholarship



  • Candidates must have been employed full-time by the University of Memphis for at least five (5) 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 (7) years of the first awards and may not receive the award more than twice.

  • A $2,000 honorarium and a plaque are presented to each recipient at the annual Spring Faculty Awards luncheon.

How to Apply

Visit the Division of Research and Innovation website about this award.