Outstanding Faculty Scholarship and Research Award

Our faculty awards recognize outstanding experienced and new faculty at the graduate and undergraduate levels who demonstrate teaching excellence, as well as leadership and scholarship in their discipline.

  • Provides scholarly contributions
  • Articulates a research philosophy and agenda
  • Demonstrates a commitment to research and contributing to the knowledge pool in their field
  • Applicant must demonstrate how their research supports their teaching
  • Completed nomination form
  • A copy of the nominee's current CV, to include scholarly publications
  • Evidence of:
    • PDF of the scholarly work (book chapter, paper, conference program, presentation), including the review criteria 
    • Documentation addressing the following three areas in regard to your scholarly contribution: your research philosophy and agenda, how your current activities are significant to the field, how your research supports your teaching at APUS. You may choose to submit a narrative of no more than 250 words or a video of no longer than two minutes for each area. You may also choose to submit a combined submission of no more than 750 words or six minutes in length.
  • Statement of support from the nominee's Department Chair, Associate Dean, or Dean
  • Nominations may be made by faculty, staff, students, alumni, and those familiar with the nominee’s work
    • Nominees will be notified and asked to provide documentation on research philosophy, current activities, and how their research supports their teaching at APUS
  • Top candidates are presented to the Academic Awards Committee for review
  • The University Provost grants final approval
  • The award may, but will not necessarily, be awarded annually to one faculty member 
  • Open to part-time and full-time faculty members
  • Award recipients will be honored during Commencement weekend, and should we have an in-person celebration, one-night accommodations and individual travel expenses to attend Commencement will be paid for by the University
  • Award recipients receive a crystal trophy 
  • Award recipients are not required to travel to Commencement to accept the award

The deadline for 2024 has passed. Nominations for the 2025 awards cycle will open in the Fall. For questions, contact [email protected].