Distinguished Scholar Award

We honor our dedicated scholars and creators

The Distinguished Scholar Award honors senior scholars and artists with a long and distinguished record of publications, exhibits and/or creative activities while a member of the UNI faculty and whose professional reputation is national (and international where appropriate). Nominees must be a late-career tenured Regular Member of the Graduate Faculty with at least five years of full-time UNI service at the time of nomination. A faculty member may receive the Distinguished Scholar Award only once.


  • Nominations must originate from the Department Faculty and official nomination letter(s) as PDF must be submitted to  Graduate Studies by email to gradcollege@uni.edu
  • Graduate Studies will inform nominees of selection and will requests materials.


  • Friday, November 1, 2024: Nominations are due by 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, January 31, 2025: Nominee’s submission of digital materials by 4:30 p.m.