External Funding Impact Award

The 4th Annual External Funding Impact Award


The External Funding Impact Award was established in 2018 to recognize a faculty or staff member for excellence in obtaining external funding and to recognize the impact of external funding on individuals, the university, the community, and our disciplines and fields of study. The recipient, to be announced at Faculty Convocation, will receive $500 and will be honored at our office’s annual reception in Fall 2022.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is currently receiving nominations for the award. Nominations must be received by February 1st.

Application Process

The application process begins with the nomination of eligible faculty or staff.

After nominations have closed, the chair of the 2022 External Funding Impact Award Committee will invite eligible nominees to submit a complete application portfolio. Application portfolios should be shared with the committee chair, Dr. Arijit Mukherjee, via email by 5:00 p.m. CST on April 9, 2021.

Portfolios should contain the following documentation:

1.    Current vitae or résumé (Limited to 3 pages)

2.    A list of externally funded activities for the last five years. Please indicate the applicant’s role on the grant (e.g. PI, Co-PI, Subawardee, etc.) and amounts awarded.

3.    A statement of no more than 1,000 words describing the impact of the applicant’s externally-funded projects on individuals, the university, the community, and/or on the discipline or field. You may also include an appendix of up to 3 pages to share charts, graphs, photos, or any other evidence of impact.

4.    Two letters of reference that address the significance and impact of the project activity on individuals, the university, the community, and/or the field.

Important Deadlines

January 10, 2022:  Call for Nominations

February 1, 2022:   Nominations Closed, Nominees Invited to Submit Application

March 1, 2022:  Applications due to Committee Chair,  Dr. Arijit Mukherjee

April 2022:  Recipient Determined

August 2022:  Recipient Announced at Faculty Convocation

September 2022:   Recipient Honored Award at Sponsored Programs Reception

Application Rubric