Discovery and Innovation Awards Nominations - Due February 2

To: Departmental Executive Officers
From: Joshua Weiner, Associate Dean for Research
RE: Discovery and Innovation Awards Nominations - Due February 2

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Dear Colleagues:

Incredible and transformative work is taking place at the University across disciplines in the areas of discovery, innovation, and leadership development. You have an opportunity to help recognize the individuals responsible for this amazing work by submitting your nominations for faculty, staff and student research, safety, and mentorship awards.

Nominations for the following awards are due Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

Faculty Awards
* Scholar of the Year
* Early Career Scholar of the Year
* Leadership in Research
* Distinguished Achievement in Publicly Engaged Research
* Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Humanities Research
* Faculty Communicating Ideas Award
* Advancing Understanding in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award
* ICRU Distinguished Mentor Award

Research Staff Awards
* Distinguished Research Administrator Award
* Distinguished Research Professional Award

Safety Awards
* Innovation in Safety Award
* Innovation in Safety Award (Student)

Postdoctoral Award 
* Postdoctoral Research Scholar/Fellow Excellence Award

Student Awards
* Excellence in Undergraduate Research Awards 
* Graduate Research Excellence Awards

Nomination instructions and award criteria are available at

Awards are sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Office of Finance and Operations, the Graduate College, and the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates. Winners will be announced in April. 


J. Martin Scholtz
Vice President for Research