Outstanding Junior Faculty Award

Outstanding Junior Faculty Award

Assisting faculty in developing research or creative activity

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award is the most prestigious campus-level award available specifically to pre-tenure faculty. The award is designed to identify the most promising untenured, tenure-track faculty and assist them in the development of their scientific, scholarly, or artistic activities.

Those selected to win this prestigious honor have begun to develop nationally recognized research programs, and devoted productive time to the teaching and service missions of the university.

Faculty members selected for the award will receive $15,000 in funds to be used for research expenditures.

Read about current Outstanding Junior Faculty Award recipients


All untenured, tenure-track Bloomington faculty in the third, fourth, or fifth year of the tenure probationary period are eligible for nomination.

Nominations are encouraged from all schools and departments on the Bloomington campus.