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Research Awards Call for Nominations


2022-2023 Call for Nominations, CFAES Research Awards

The CFAES Office for Research and Graduate Education are requesting nominations for the 2022-2023 Faculty Research Awards and the William E. Krauss Award for excellence in graduate education.

The CFAES Faculty Research Awards recognize CFAES and OARDC scientists who have made outstanding research contributions in the advancement of science and technologies relating to food, agriculture, family, communities and/or the environment.

The William E. Krauss Award was established through a gift from the William E. Krauss family to recognize excellence in research performed by a doctoral student. This award recognizes a Ph.D. student that has produced a peer reviewed publication of the highest quality.

Nominations for the awards listed are currently being accepted.


Distinguished Junior Faculty Research Award

This award is for faculty whose appointment is at the rank of Instructor, Assistant, or Associate Professor. The award will consist of a plaque and a $1,000 cash prize to the awardee, and a one- time allocation of $3,000 to the operating expense account of the awardee’s research project.

Nomination Packet


Distinguished Senior Faculty Research Award

This award is for faculty whose appointment is at the rank of Professor. The award will consist of a plaque and $1,000 cash prize to the awardee, and a one-time allocation of $3,000 to the operating expense account of the awardee’s research project.

Nomination Packet


Innovator of the Year Award

This award recognizes CFAES researchers who are actively engaged with the OSU Office of Innovation and Economic Development to promote technology commercialization of university intellectual property through invention disclosures filed, patents applied for and/or received, technologies licensed, or spinoff companies formed. Nominated faculty should have a regionally, nationally, or internationally recognized invention, methodology, product, service, program, or process that has had a significant impact on the scientific discipline, businesses, communities, and industries.One award will be given each year to an individual or team. The award consists of a plaque and a $1,000 cash prize to each team member (not to exceed $5,000 for the team), and $3,000 to an operating expense account of the awardee for one year only, (not to exceed $6,000 total across all team members in the case of a team award).

Nomination Packet


William E. Krauss Award for Outstanding Publication by a Graduate Student

This award recognizes the best paper published by a current or recently graduated Ph.D. student. The Krauss award serves to emphasize the importance to doctoral students of publishing their data in a refereed journal and rewards the student for producing the highest quality peer-reviewed research. Both the student recipient and the major advisor are recognized for their contribution to the scientific community. The awardee will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a framed copy of the title page of the paper. Faculty mentor(s) will also receive a framed copy of the title page in recognition of their contribution.

Nomination Packet


Distinguished International Research and Engagement Award

This award recognizes CFAES scientists who have actively engaged in international work involving teaching, research, and/or Extension which has had a substantial impact on international experiences for faculty and students, or on the country or countries hosting the projects or activities. One award will be given each year to an individual or team. The award will consist of a plaque and $1,000 cash prize to the awardee, and a one-time allocation of $3,000 to the operating expense account of the awardee’s research project. In case of a team: The award consists of a plaque and a $1,000 cash prize to each team member (not to exceed $5,000 for the team. 

Nomination Packet


Distinguished Graduate Student Mentor Award

This award recognizes outstanding graduate faculty mentors who teach with passion, research with integrity, and inspire our graduate students to become the leaders of tomorrow. The competition is open to all CFAES faculty who advise graduate students. Faculty may be at any rank – Assistant, Associate, or Full – but must have a history of successfully mentoring graduate students. The award will consist of a plaque and $1,000 cash prize to the awardee.

Nomination Packet


Distinguished Interdisciplinary Team Award

This award recognizes a group of CFAES researchers working collaboratively toward a specific scientific goal and have succeeded in gaining major external resources and are nationally and internationally recognized for their collaborative research. To be recognized as interdisciplinary research, projects or programs must have a team leader from a CFAES academic unit and have at least one team member from another academic unit within CFAES or from another college.
The award will consist of a plaque and $1,000 cash prize to each CFAES team member, not to exceed $10,000 total for the team, and a one-time allocation of $6,000 will be made available to the team for support of team activities.

Nomination Packet


Submission Information

Each nomination should be submitted electronically as a single PDF document on or before 5:00 PM on November 30, 2022. Nominations with missing documents will not be considered for awards. 

The Awards Review Committee will review the nominations and select the awardees. The target date for announcement of the awards is January 2023. All awards will be presented at the Annual CFAES Research Conference, date TBD. Note: each awardee will be expected to give a 10-minute synopsis of the primary research that led to the award at the Research Conference.

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