Awards and Honors

The tremendous work of our faculty can be seen in every discipline across campus. In this section, we showcase the honorifics awarded to our faculty and recognize the research leaders on our campus. 

UofM Faculty Honorifics

Honorifics are awarded to faculty who have been recognized by their peers as leaders in their field. The general principle for the inclusion of an award in this section is that the award must be open to all people in a (sub-) discipline or to a large subset (i.e., age, gender) at the national and/or international level. State and local awards are not currently represented.

Alumni Association Distinguished Research Awards

The AADRA is the University's recognition of cumulative research achievement. The call for nominations is conducted beginning in the fall semester of each year (around september). Nominees must be made by the college. Contact your Dean's office or research development (researchdev@memphis.edu) for more information. 

  • View AADRA guidelines and awardees here

PI Millionaires

The University of Memphis recognizes the principal investigators who have achieved one million dollars or more in external funding during their career with the University of Memphis. This recognition is made every year at the UofM Research Celebration. 

  • View the UofM PI Millionaires here

Arthur C. Graesser Presidential Award for Lifetime Achievement in Research

Named in honor of Institute for Intelligent Systems co-founder and Emeritus Professor of Psychology, the Graesser Award is the most prestigious award for research at the University of Memphis and celebrates a lifetime of research excellence. The 

  • Learn about the award and recipients here

Community of Research Scholars 

The CoRS program was established in 2018 to aide interdisciplinary collaboration across campus. Seed funding is provided for self-forming communities of scholars to explore research ideas and pursue externally funded research support to sustain and grow their efforts. 

  • View the 2021 CoRS here