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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.

Honors outstanding teaching faculty and excellence in teaching over time.

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

Honors faculty for outstanding innovation in helping students learn.

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

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

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.

For researchers who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues.

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

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

Collection of highly prestigious national and international awards

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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