College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Research Award (CASDRA)
Each year the pool of candidates for the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Research Award (CASDRA) consists of those faculty members who are nominated for the Alumni Association for Distinguished Research or Creative Achievement (AADRACA) and who are not selected for an AADRACA that year.
The College Council for Graduate Studies and Research Subcommittee selects the CASDRA recipients each year. No separate nominations for this award are submitted.
This award was initiated in 1993-94 upon the recommendation of the College Council for Research and Graduate Studies. Up to a total of three awards will be given each year at the August faculty meeting of the College of Arts and Sciences each award will be in a different disciplinary area: social sciences, natural sciences and mathematical sciences, and humanities.
Faculty members may receive the CASDRA only one time. Each winner will have access to $500 through the Dean's office to be used for research. It cannot be received as salary. In addition the faculty member is recognized at the August College of Arts and Sciences faculty meeting and receives a plaque.
Be sure and visit the College of Arts and Sciences Accolades Website for other award information.