The purpose of this award shall be to honor and recognize an untenured, tenure-track faculty member in the College of Agricultural Sciences, whose research involves the social or human sciences, for the best refereed article published in a scholarly journal in the previous two years.

Eligible nominations for any of the themes for the High-Impact Publication Awards may also be considered for the Roy C. Buck Faculty Awards, which comes with a $1,000 stipend. Additional criteria and restrictions on eligibility apply for the Buck Awards. All tenure-track faculty (but untenured at the time of the award) are eligible. Past recipients are not eligible. Only single nominations marked for Buck Award consideration can be accepted (group nominations for a Buck Award are not eligible). One award will be made to recognize impactful research in the social sciences, and a second award will be made to recognize impactful research that has a direct impact on human health, behavior, or well-being.

Who can submit a nomination for this award?

  • Anyone can submit a nomination for a publication in any category. Self-nominations are also permitted and welcomed.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Nominated publications must have appeared in a scholarly journal in the previous two years.
  • Nominated publications by early-career, tenure-track faculty (but untenured at the time of the award) are eligible for the Roy C. Buck Award.
    • Only single nominations marked for Buck Award consideration can be accepted (group nominations for a Buck Award are not eligible).
    • The purpose of this award shall be to honor and recognize an untenured, tenure-track faculty member in the College of Agricultural Sciences, whose research involves the social or human sciences, for the best refereed article published in a scholarly journal in the previous two years.
    • Two Buck Awards will be made: One award will be made to recognize impactful research in the social sciences, and a second award will be made to recognize impactful research that has a direct impact on human health, behavior, or well-being.
  • Nominated publications will only be considered in one Impact Area Theme (please do not submit the same publication for multiple impact area themes).
  • In cases where more than two publications from lead authors in a single department are nominated for the Impact Area Theme awards, the department head will be asked to down select to a maximum of two nominations per impact area theme to move forward for consideration.

Nomination Requirements

  • Nomination Form

    • Title of Refereed Article
    • Publication Date
    • Journal Title
    • DOI
    • Statement on the qualifications of this publication as worth of consideration as a High-Impact Research Publication
    • Impact Area Theme
    • Is the Submitter an author on this publication?
    • Is this publication eligible for the Buck Award, too?
    • List of Co-Authors (for Impact Area Theme publication awards only)
    • Upload PDF of published paper
    • Department Head of the Lead Author

Nomination Deadline

Nominations currently closed

Past Recipients

2021 | Linlin Fan

Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

2021 | Claudia Schmidt

Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

2020 | Kevin Curry, Jr.

Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

2020 | Robert Chiles

Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

2019 | Heather Randell

Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

2018 | Molly Hall

Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

2018 | Daniel Brent

Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

2017 | Kathleen Sexsmith

Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

2016 | Brian Thiede

Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

2015 | Daniel Foster

Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

Awardees 2002 to the Present

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