Faculty Awards and Recognition

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The Celebration of Faculty Excellence will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019.  Registration page coming soon.

Nominations are invited for faculty awards processed through the Office of the Provost listed below. 

Nominations may be submitted by faculty, staff, students, alumni, unit administrators or deans. Self-nominations will be accepted to ensure that there are multiple pathways to nomination. Nomination materials should be sent by email to ndsu.provost@ndsu.edu. Nominations must include a nomination letter (no more than two pages) or nomination form, accompanied by a curriculum vitae (no more than three pages), and should clearly describe how the nominee meets the award criteria (see below for descriptions of each award, criteria, and nomination materials for each award).

Award recipients will be honored at the annual Celebration of Faculty Excellence on May 9, 2019. The Faculty Awards and Recognition Committee will review all nominations and select finalists for each award based upon the candidate’s nomination materials after the stated deadline. You can click on Previous Winners below to see the recipients of previous years' awards.

If you have any questions about these upcoming awards, please contact Kelly Hoyt at 701-231-6671 or Canan Bilen-Green at 701-231-7040.

Faculty Award Information

Award Categories and Required Nomination Materials  to nominate one individual; these awards are not intended for nominating a group of individuals except for the Peltier Innovation for Teaching Award (group nominations will be accepted for the Peltier Award).

Award   
Award Description                    
Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Lectureship Award

Deadline: 8/28/2018

Recognizes faculty whose outstanding, high impact research, scholarship, or creative activity consistently supports NDSU'S top tier research status and who have a proven ability to effectively present their research to a broad community in the land grant tradition.  Lectureship will be held 11/27/2018 at 7 pm in the Plains Room.
Award amount: $2,500 (up to two finalists receive $500) Previous Winners
Submit: Nomination letter (one letter, no more than 2 pages long), CV (no more than three pages long), 2-3 finalists will be interviewed

Jordan A. Engberg Presidential Professorship

Deadline: 9/28/18

Recognizes excellence in teaching, research, and service.
Eligibility: Full professor with at least 8 years of service to NDSU.
Award amount: $6,500 Previous Winners
Submit: Nomination letter (one letter, no more than 2 pages long), CV (no more than three pages long)

Dale Hogoboom Presidential Professorship

Deadline: 9/28/18

Recognizes excellence in teaching, research, and service.
Eligibility: Full professor with at least 8 years of service to NDSU.
Award amount: $6,500 Previous Winners
Submit: Nomination letter (one letter, no more than 2 pages long), CV (no more than three pages long)

Walter F. and Verna Gehrts Presidential Professorship

Deadline: 9/28/18

Recognizes excellence in teaching, research, and service.
Eligibility: Associate professor with at least 5 years of service to NDSU.
Award amount: $6,500 Previous Winners
Submit: Nomination letter (one letter, no more than 2 pages long), CV (no more than three pages long)

Faculty Lectureship Award

Deadline: 11/16/18

One of the oldest and most prestigious of the faculty awards, recognizes sustained excellence in teaching, scholarly achievement, and service. 
Lectureship will be held 4/2/2019 at 7 pm in Century Theater.
Award amount: $2,500 (two finalists receive $500) Previous Winners
Submit: Nomination letter (one letter, no more than 2 pages long), CV (no more than three pages long), 2-3 finalists will be interviewed

Odney Excellence in Teaching Award

Deadline: 12/21/18
Honors faculty who have consistently demonstrated outstanding teaching and has made positive contributions to the educational experience of NDSU students. Students and alumni submit nominations.
Award amount: $2,500 Previous Winners
Submit: Nomination form; finalists will be asked to submit CV and a letter explaining their teaching philosophy and detailing their teaching activities.

Waldron Excellence in Research Award

Deadline: 12/21/18
Honors faculty who have consistently demonstrated outstanding achievements and contributions to research and scholarship.
Award amount: $2,500 Previous Winners
Submit: Nomination letter (one letter, no more than 2 pages long), CV (no more than three pages long)

Peltier Excellence in Teaching Innovation Award

Deadline: 12/21/18
Recognizes faculty who have used innovative teaching techniques to enhance the educational experience of NDSU students.
Award amount: $2,500 Previous Winners
Submit: Nomination letter (one letter, no more than 2 pages long), CV (no more than three pages long)

Excellence in Mentoring Award

Deadline: 2/1/19
Recognizes outstanding mentoring by faculty of undergraduate/graduate students, faculty, and others. Students, staff, and faculty submit nominations.
Award amount: $2,500 Previous Winners
Submit: Nomination letter (one letter, no more than 2 pages long), CV (no more than three pages long), letters of support from mentored individuals

Chamber of Commerce NDSU Distinguished Faculty Service Award

Deadline: 2/1/19
Recognizes faculty who have attained distinction in their profession and have made substantial service contributions to the community and region.
Eligibility: Faculty holding the rank of full professor.
Award amount: $5,000 Previous Winners
Submit: Nomination letter (one letter, no more than 2 pages long), CV (no more than three pages long), letters of support (no more than two letters)

The following awards are put on hold for the 2018-19 academic year.
Service Learning Award


Recognizes the commitment and contribution of instructional faculty to service-learning.
Eligibility: Faculty and lecturers.
Award amount: $1,000 Previous Winners
Submit: Nomination form
Outstanding Faculty Adviser Award

Recognizes excellence in advising by a faculty academic adviser.
Eligibility: Faculty adviser at NDSU. Students and alumni can nominate.
Award amount: $1,000 Previous Winners
Submit: Nomination form
Outstanding Professional Adviser Award


Recognizes excellence in advising by a professional academic adviser.
Eligibility: Professional adviser at NDSU. Students and alumni can nominate.
Award amount: $1,000 Previous Winners
Submit: Nomination form