Agricultural Research Foundation: Distinguished Faculty Award


To recognize the career contributions of faculty within the College of Agricultural Science at Oregon State University. The award is intended to honor the careers of truly distinguished faculty in CAS.


One cash award of $1,000 will be made. The recipient will receive the cash award and a plaque.

In addition, a one-time $1,000 award will be provided for program enhancement in the recipient's department. Possible uses include, but are not limited to: equipment purchases, a one-time scholarship, or library purchases.


The nominees must be a Professor within the College of Agricultural Sciences. Although there is no minimum time of service required for the award, it is anticipated that the nominees will have spent a significant portion of their academic career at OSU.


Evaluations will be based on the following criteria:

  • Extended contributions by the faculty member to their discipline, professional societies and the advancement of knowledge, academic programs or Extension education to the benefit of their profession, our students, and stakeholders.
  • Exceptional scholarship in their performance of duties.
  • Leadership in their discipline.
  • Service to the college and university.
  • Peer recognition.
  • Evidence of recognition beyond the university.


In addition to the base nomination materials required for all awards, nomination packets must also include:

  1. Professional resume.
  2. Position description.
  3. Of the included supporting letters, at least two should be external.


This award is sponsored by the Agricultural Research Foundation.

Registry of Award Winners