Office of the Vice Provost for Research

The Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Award, jointly offered by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, was created to recognize collaborative faculty teams for their accomplishments in research, scholarship and creative activities.

DeadlineAward AmountAdditional InfoContact
April 17, 2017 $15,000, to support up to 5 faculty Past Recipients 

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

(812) 855-3931

Sherry Knighton-Schwandt
sks[at]indiana [dot] edu


Inaugurated in 2014, the Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Award and Lecture is a recognition and celebration of the achievements of an interdisciplinary collaborative team of IU faculty whose research, scholarship, or creative activities has made important scholarly contributions.

The recipients will be contacted by June, and a public presentation/lecture will be delivered during the following fall semester.


The faculty group must have worked collaboratively for a minimum of one year.


The Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Lecture award is for currently appointed, full-time IU Bloomington tenured and tenure-eligible faculty, research scientists, research scholars, research center directors, clinical researchers, and librarians. The award is not open to lecturers, academic specialists, or postdocs. Review criteria for the award include: How did this collaboration lead to new discovery? How does the project model interdisciplinary collaboration? How does the project address the interests and perspectives of all the faculty involved? How does the project's outcome go beyond an individual vision to produce an integrative solution that could not be accomplished by a single individual? Are their future plans for additional collaborative projects for the team?

Proposals that add diverse faculty and students to enhance research are encouraged.

How to Apply

To submit a nomination, please send a letter to the names listed above outlining reasons for your recommendation and outcomes associated with the collaborative project. Include a copy of your nominees’ curriculum vitae. The selection committee strives to select awardees who will deliver an excellent presentation regarding their collaborative projects.

Please secure one to two letters of support that would strengthen the nomination in the review process. The letters of support can be from department chairs, school deans, faculty colleagues, or outside sources.