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University Teaching Awards

The University Teaching Awards program recognizes faculty for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Recipients must be outstanding in the many aspects of teaching which contribute to successful teaching and learning. This is a student-oriented award with nominations submitted by students and alumni. Each recipient receives a $2000 award. Contact the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs for additional information.

University Undergraduate Advising Awards

Recipients of University Undergraduate Advising Awards have been nominated by students who have been beneficiaries of their services. These individuals dedicate their time to insuring that students receive the best possible advice related to their courses and their career choices. The recipient receives a $2000 award. Contact the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs for additional information.

Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor

The Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor award is the highest honor faculty can bestow on a colleague. To be eligible for this award, the faculty member must be a tenured professor, have been at the University for at least ten years, and have achieved true distinction nationally and/or internationally in his discipline or profession. Although scholarly distinction is the primary qualification, emphasis is placed on the evidence of quality teaching including the directing of graduate research, and service to the University and academic community. Contact the Office of the President for additional information.

Developing Scholar Awards

The Developing Scholar Awards are given to mid-career, associate professor level faculty to support their research programs. The recipients receive a one-time award of $10,000. Contact the Office of the Vice President for Research for additional information or go to www.research.fsu.edu/crc/dsa.html.

Distinguished University Scholar Awards

The Distinguished University Scholar Awards program is open to non-tenured or non-tenure seeking employees who are actively engaged in research and/or scholarly activity. A one-time award of $10,000 and the distinction of using the title, Distinguished University Scholar, while at Florida State University is presented. Contact the Office of the Vice President for Research for additional information or go to www.research.fsu.edu/crc/dus.html.

Distinguished Research Professor Awards

The Distinguished Research Professor Awards acknowledge outstanding research and/or creative activity at the professor level with a one-time award of $10,000 and the distinction of using the title, Distinguished Research Professor, while at Florida State University or until that honor is surpassed by a higher university award, such as the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Award. Contact the Office of the Vice President for Research for additional information or go to www.research.fsu.edu/crc/drp.html.

Honors Thesis Mentor Award

The Honors Thesis Mentor Award recognizes a faculty member who has been outstanding in his service to the students in the Honors Program. Contact the University Honors Program office for additional information.

Graduate Faculty Mentor Awards

The Graduate Faculty Mentor Awards recognize faculty members who have been outstanding in their service to graduate students. Contact the Graduate School for additional information.

Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

The Undergraduate Research Mentor Award recognizes faculty commitment to undergraduate research. Recipients, nominated by students, demonstrate a substantive and long-term involvement in undergraduate research. One award is reserved for faculty participating in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). Winners receive a $2,000 award funded by the FSU Student Foundation. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research for additional information.