Office of the Vice Provost for Research

The Distinguished Faculty Research Award and Lecture, co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, is an annual event designed to recognize the research achievements of an IU Bloomington faculty member whose research makes important contributions to society.

DeadlineAward AmountAdditional InfoContact
Friday, September. 29, 2017 $5,000

David L. Taylor
DLTAYLOR[at]indiana [dot] edu  

(812) 855-3931


Inaugurated in 1980, the Distinguished Faculty Research Lecture is a campuswide celebration, accompanied by a $5,000 stipend to support the lecturer's continuing research. The recipient will be contacted by January 1, 2018 and the lecture will be delivered in March or April 2018.


Applicants can either be self-nominated or nominated by another individual.


This award is for tenured or tenure-track faculty at IU Bloomington only. Nominees should have a current appointment to the university (regrettably, emeritus faculty are ineligible). Faculty nominated for this award DO NOT have to hold the title of “Distinguished Professor” at Indiana University.

How to Apply

To make a nomination, please send a brief memo (address below) outlining reasons for your recommendation and a copy of your nominee's curriculum vitae. The selection committee strives to select an awardee who will deliver an excellent and generally accessible research-oriented lecture. If possible, please indicate the kind of topic and message that will likely be presented by your nominee. This question often arises during the selection process.