CLAS Outstanding Outreach and Public Engagement Award

The CLAS Outstanding Outreach and Public Engagement Award honors deserving CLAS faculty members who have engaged in activities that bring the University to broader communities in significant and sustained ways. To nominate a colleague, submit a nomination letter describing the outreach activities, the community served, and the impact of the activity. Examples of such activities include developing and implementing service learning in a course or courses, scholarly work that engages a wider community, teaching in non-traditional settings, and other endeavors in which the expertise and talents of faculty and staff in CLAS reach local, regional, or broader communities. 

Faculty with appointments of 50% or more in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa are eligible for the Outreach and Public Engagement Award, which includes monetary recognition. Nomination materials are to be sent to Gabriella McDermott ( The award application period for AY 2022-23 awards has now closed. Applications were solicited in spring 2023, with a due date of  Friday, March 10, 2023. Next year's deadlines will be posted closer to the application period. The CLAS Senior Leadership Team will review all nominations and select the recipient.

See recipients of the Outstanding Outreach and Public Engagement Award here