Graduate School/UWM Foundation Research Awards
First awarded in 1979, the annual Graduate School/UWM Foundation Research Awards recognize and encourage UWM assistant and associate professors who have shown the potential to achieve distinction in their academic disciplines through scholarship, creative activity, and the dissemination of knowledge.
We encourage you to consider nominating a member of your department/program for an award. In addition to providing a means of honoring outstanding scholars, these awards recognize our collective commitment to academic research and to the importance of UWM's research mission.
The awards are not intended to recognize established faculty members who already have achieved distinction in their disciplines. Restrictions include:
- Previous research awardees are ineligible.
- Individuals holding the title of Distinguished or Wisconsin Distinguished Professor are ineligible.
- One individual may be nominated from a single department or program.
The Committee of UWM Distinguished Professors reviews the nominations and makes recommendations to the Dean of the Graduate School for the final selections. The individuals selected as recipients receive a cash award supported by the UWM Foundation and are honored at the UWM Fall Awards Ceremony.
A call for nominations is sent to campus each Spring from the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School. The nomination materials should include a letter of nomination, two letters of support, and an updated vitae. You may secure letters of support from UWM faculty members or from colleagues outside UWM. Submission of or quotation from confidential letters written for another purpose require permission of the author(s).