Our faculty make significant contributions in the classroom, in the lab, in the community and far beyond the MU campus.

We celebrate their outstanding accomplishments in academics and research with faculty awards, and we encourage faculty to seek out national awards to be recognized for their work.

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All nominations and supporting materials should be submitted to the divisional dean who may establish an earlier deadline than the ones noted below.

Campus Awards Deadline
Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity March 1, 2021 (noon)
Chancellor’s Retiree of the Year Awards March 1, 2021
Donald W. Fancher Provost Award for Outstanding Achievement in Extension and Continuing Education March 1, 2021 (noon)
Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching April 1, 2021 (noon)
Maxine Christopher Shutz Award and Lecture for Distinguished Teaching March 1, 2021 (noon)
MU Excellence in Advising Award Refer to website for award details
MU Excellence in Education Award Refer to website for award details
MU Excellence in Teaching with Technology Awards TBD
MU Faculty-Alumni Awards Refer to website for award details
MU Staff Recognition Awards Varies depending on award
Provost’s Award for Creative Extension Programming by New Faculty March 1, 2021 (noon)
Provost’s Award for Leadership in International Education March 1, 2021 (noon)
Provost’s Awards for University Citizenship March 1, 2021 (noon)
Provost’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award March 1, 2021 (noon)
Provost’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award March 1, 2021 (noon)
SEC Faculty Achievement Awards January 15, 2021 (noon)
William H. Byler Distinguished Professor Award March 1, 2021 (noon)
William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence January 15, 2021 (noon)


UM System Awards Deadline
C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship (Intercampus Competition) TBD
Curators’ Distinguished Professorships March 1, 2021 (noon)
Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professorships March 1, 2021 (noon)
President’s Award for Economic Development TBD
President’s Award for Excellence TBD
President’s Award for Faculty Engagement TBD
President’s Award for Innovative Teaching TBD
President’s Award for Intercampus Collaboration TBD
President’s Award for University Citizenship TBD
Thomas Jefferson Award TBD