Undergraduate Research Award for Faculty

Each year, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program recognizes a UST faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to supporting undergraduate research and faculty/student scholarly collaboration.

UST faculty are nominated by their peers each spring. Nominations are reviewed by the undergraduate research board, which then selects one person for special recognition.

Awardees receive an engraved plaque and a stipend (after taxes) of $1,000.

Eligibility & Nomination

Close up of award that faculty receive.

Any regular or adjunct faculty member at the University of St. Thomas is allowed to nominate a colleague for the Undergraduate Research Award for Faculty. Nominees must be a regular or adjunct member of the UST faculty. Self nominations are welcome.

Nomination Process

In order to nominate someone for this award, you must send an email to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP@stthomas.edu) with the name of the nominee. Should your proposed nominee accept the nomination, you will be asked to submit a single-spaced statement of no more than 3 pages clearly explaining the nominee's contributions to undergraduate research at St. Thomas and your rationale for selecting your colleague for this award. In the case of self-nominations, the nominee will be asked to provide the name of one colleague who can speak to your involvement in student research and collaborative scholarship.

All nominees who accept a nomination will be asked to submit a CV with an up-to-date section on undergraduate research mentored and the name of one current St. Thomas student with whom they have successfully collaborated as researchers.

All nominations for the 2018 award should be received by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program no later than Friday, March 23.