Distinguished Career Awards

George Washington University (GW) faculty members who have made significant contributions in research and scholarship to the university and society will be selected for the GW Distinguished Career Awards. One Distinguished Career Award will be selected from faculty nominees conducting scientific research and scholarship in fields such as the sciences, engineering, medicine, public health, psychology and nursing, among other disciplines. A second Distinguished Career Award will be selected from faculty nominees conducting scholarship and research in fields such as social sciences, the arts and humanities.

GW invites full-time faculty to nominate members of the faculty who exemplify excellence in research and scholarship. Nominees for these awards will be considered based on their research and scholarship merit, impact on the field and productivity.

Eligibility for Nominees:

  • University full-time faculty, including research faculty, who received a terminal degree over 10 years ago; and
  • Will be continuing as a member of the GW faculty for 2022-2023.

The GW Research Leadership Council (RLC) will select a maximum of three nominees for each of the two tracks of the Distinguished Career Awards. The RLC will recommend these nominees to the Vice Provost for Research, who will select final awardees. The awardees will be honored at the university's Annual Faculty Honors Ceremony and will each receive an award of $5,000.

Selection Criteria for the Distinguished Career Awards:

  • Significance of the work leading to advancement of the respective field.
  • Publication in peer reviewed national or international journals or juried/invitational shows, exhibits, or performances.
  • Evidence of extended, intentional development of work that resulted in a significant contribution or societal impact.
  • Any other evidence of the exceptional nature of the work that may be relevant.

The RLC will consider the body of work conducted over a career, but work conducted at GW will be emphasized in reviewing nominations.

Please see Frequently Asked Questions for more information.