Purdue Internal Awards

The excellence of Purdue’s outstanding faculty is formally recognized by the following awards:

The Arden L. Bement Jr. Award is an annual award intended for faculty whose recent research or scholarship has made a major impact in the pure or applied science or engineering disciplines excluding the life sciences. Learn More

Honors outstanding teaching faculty and excellence in teaching over time. Full List

Honors outstanding teaching in all phases of the university’s undergraduate instruction on the West Lafayette Campus. Full List

Honors faculty for outstanding innovation in helping students learn. Learn More

Honors alumni who earned a Purdue doctorate and have made significant scholarly contributions to their academic communities. Learn More

For projects that use a social science perspective to explore methods for improving the human condition. Learn More

The Lu Ann Aday Award - Humanities and Social Sciences launched in 2013, is an annual award established by the Offices of the President, Provost, and Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships in recognition of a member of the faculty who has made a major impact on their field or in interdisciplinary activities. The award is the most prestigious award given by the University in the humanities and social sciences. Learn More

For researchers who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues. Learn More

Honor West Lafayette campus faculty at the rank of professor for outstanding career achievements. Learn More

Recognizing faculty who have made a unique contribution to the University through discovery, learning and/or engagement. Learn More

Collection of highly prestigious national and international awards. Learn More

New Horizons is a competitive, West Lafayette campus-wide program that challenges faculty to create groundbreaking fields of inquiry that will place Purdue in the vanguard of new disciplines in the coming decades. Learn More

One year awards of $20K to assist faculty who supervise doctoral research. Learn More

The Research Refresh (R 2) program is a competitive, campus-wide program sponsored by the Office of the Provost. R 2 is designed to provide protected time for tenured Associate Professors and Full Professors who would benefit from intense focus to advance their scholarship and reinvigorate their careers. Read More | R 2 Budget Template (xlsx) | R 2 Proposal Template (.docx)

Recognizing faculty members who attract large sponsored research grants to Purdue University. Learn More

Instructional innovation awards to encourage faculty proposals for integrating technology-based projects, activities and coursework, and to institutionalize service learning into the academic fabric of the campus. Learn More

The Purdue Chapter of Sigma Xi seeks to recognize a faculty member for outstanding research with an award that includes a plaque and $1000. Learn More

Up to $75K for Purdue researchers for interdisciplinary proposals whose focus is establishing new research relationships and trusts. Learn More

The Teaching Academy accepts nominations each year for individuals who should be considered for membership in the Academy. Learn More

Annually, it recognizes up to 15 awardees for their demonstrated talent for teaching and three senior faculty members for their long-term contributions to teaching at the University. Learn More

Annual announcement is distributed to the West Lafayette campus academic deans and faculty in November of each year. Nominations are due to the Provost's Office by the following January 31st. The selection committee composed of representatives from the Faculty Awards and Recognition Committee will meet in February to determine the winner.

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Recognizes outstanding faculty who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction. Learn More

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