College of Medicine
Distinguished Educator Award
To recognize exemplary educators among our faculty; nominations are due each year in November.
Junior Faculty Teaching Award
The Society of Distinguished Educators established their Junior Faculty Teaching Award in 2009 to recognize junior faculty members in the initial stages of their career who have demonstrated exceptional promise as educators at the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine.
See: Description of Award
Faculty Research Recognition Awards
The Faculty Research Recognition Awards honor the outstanding research achievements of Penn State Hershey investigators. The event will highlight investigators who have distinguished themselves in several areas of research. Faculty will be recognized through awards for the following categories: Outstanding Research Publication, Distinguished Early Stage Investigator, Innovation in Team Science and Excellence in Education Research. The culmination of the event will be the announcement of the Career Research Excellence Award honoring an individual who has dedicated their career to enhancing the research mission through education, mentorship and collaborative efforts to further advance science. Click here for more information.
Penn State University
To recognize outstanding academic contributions to the University; nominations are due to the College selection committee each year in October.
See: Penn State Policy HR10 (Distinguished Professorships)
Evan Pugh Professorships
The highest distinction that the University can bestow upon a faculty member; requests for nominations are circulated in August, with nominations due to the Dean of the College in October.
See: Penn State Policy HR87 (Evan Pugh Professorships)
Faculty Scholar Medal
An award for excellence in scholarship, research, and the arts honoring those faculty who have excelled in creative work in one of five areas; nominations open in September with a deadline of December 2.
Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards
Several awards recognize achievements by faculty and staff of the University; nominations due by December 1.
See: Description of Awards and online nomination form.
- Barash Award for Human Service
- McKay Donkin Award
- Award for Administrative Excellence
- Staff Excellence Award
- Support Staff Award
- Dr. James Robinson Equal Opportunity Award
Graduate School Faculty Awards
The Graduate School makes three awards annually to recognize faculty for outstanding contributions to graduate education (for more information click on each award); nominations are due each year by November 1.
- Graduate Faculty Teaching Award
- Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award
- Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award
- Innovation in Materials Research Award
Penn State Award for Faculty Outreach
To recognize faculty who make significant contributions to Outreach; nominations due in December.
The President's Award for Excellence in Academic Integration
Given to a faculty member who has exhibited extraordinary achievement in the integration of teaching, research or creative accomplishments and service; nominations are due in the Dean's Office no later than December 17th.
See: President Award Guidelines