The Office for Research and Graduate Education invites nominations for the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) Research Awards. The list of awards below are intended to recognize outstanding contributions across the college’s research enterprise.

2022 College of Agricultural Sciences Research Awards

Nominations now open!

Nominations are due by midnight Friday, September 16, 2022

We encourage you to consider submitting a nomination for these awards on your, your team, or your colleagues’ behalf. All awardees will be formally recognized at the upcoming CAS Research Awards Ceremony on October 25, 2022.

Alex and Jessie C. Black Award for Excellence in Research 

This Black Award honors and recognizes tenure-track faculty in CAS whose significant accomplishments include exceptional and original agricultural research conducted at Penn State. Eligible nominees are all CAS tenure-track or tenured faculty members on standing appointments. Nominees must have their primary appointment in the college. Past recipients are not eligible. Only single faculty nominations will be accepted; group nominations will not be considered. 

Early Achievement in Research Award

The Early Achievement in Research Award recognizes early-career faculty—either tenure-track or non-tenure track holding the rank of Assistant and within the first 6 years of their research career within CAS at Penn State—who have demonstrated an impressive level of independent achievement (e.g., extramural funding, publications, intellectual property, collaborative research, etc.) in their career, including prior work as a graduate student and postdoc, through extraordinary accomplishments, service, and leadership both internal and external to the college and university. Nominees must have their primary appointment in the college. One nomination per department will be considered. Department head will be asked to down select if multiple nominations are submitted for faculty within a single department.

High-Impact Research Publication Awards

These awards recognize peer-reviewed research that demonstrates significant impact, or potential for impact, through discoveries that address pressing and emerging critical issues facing agriculture, the environment, and society. Nominated publications must have appeared in a scholarly journal in the previous two years. Up to eight (8) publications will be recognized as a part of the High-Impact Research Publication Awards: one publication in each of the six Impact Area Themes outlined in the link above; up to two publications for the Roy C. Buck Faculty Awards.

Interdisciplinary Research Team Award

The Interdisciplinary Research Team Award recognizes an interdisciplinary team that has demonstrated a noteworthy record (i.e., publications, grants, workshops, etc.) of collaboration to address significant, grand challenges facing agriculture, the environment, or society. Collaborative teams must consist of at least three faculty (with a minimum of two having research appointments) representing a diversity of disciplinary expertise. Teams may self-nominate or be nominated.

Integrated Team Award

The Integrated Team Award recognizes an integrated research and teaching and/or outreach team that has demonstrated innovation in translating research into outputs for dissemination and implementation through applied research-based activities that resulted in partnerships and engagement across the college and beyond. Teams may self-nominate or be nominated.

Research Professional Staff Award

The Research Professional Staff Awards recognize the outstanding and meritorious contributions of a research support staff member within the College of Agricultural Sciences (e.g., research technologists, farm and facility managers, research project managers, research administration, administrative support, etc.). Two awards will be made each year.

Early Achievement in Research Award

The Early Achievement in Research Award recognizes early-career faculty—either tenure-track or non-tenure track holding the rank of Assistant and within the first 6 years of their research career within CAS at Penn State—who have demonstrated an impressive level of independent achievement (e.g., extramural funding, publications, intellectual property, collaborative research, etc.) in their career, including prior work as a graduate student and postdoc, through extraordinary accomplishments, service, and leadership both internal and external to the college and university. Nominees must have their primary appointment in the college. One nomination per department will be considered. Department head will be asked to down select if multiple nominations are submitted for faculty within a single department.

High-Impact Research Publication Awards

These awards recognize peer-reviewed research that demonstrates significant impact, or potential for impact, through discoveries that address pressing and emerging critical issues facing agriculture, the environment, and society. Nominated publications must have appeared in a scholarly journal in the previous two years. Up to eight (8) publications will be recognized as a part of the High-Impact Research Publication Awards: one publication in each of the six Impact Area Themes outlined in the link above; up to two publications for the Roy C. Buck Faculty Awards.

Interdisciplinary Research Team Award

The Interdisciplinary Research Team Award recognizes an interdisciplinary team that has demonstrated a noteworthy record (i.e., publications, grants, workshops, etc.) of collaboration to address significant, grand challenges facing agriculture, the environment, or society. Collaborative teams must consist of at least three faculty (with a minimum of two having research appointments) representing a diversity of disciplinary expertise. Teams may self-nominate or be nominated.

Integrated Team Award

The Interdisciplinary Research Team Award recognizes an interdisciplinary team that has demonstrated a noteworthy record (i.e., publications, grants, workshops, etc.) of collaboration to address significant, grand challenges facing agriculture, the environment, or society. Collaborative teams must consist of at least three faculty (with a minimum of two having research appointments) representing a diversity of disciplinary expertise. Teams may self-nominate or be nominated.

Research Professional Staff Award

The Research Professional Staff Awards recognize the outstanding and meritorious contributions of a research support staff member within the College of Agricultural Sciences (e.g., research technologists, farm and facility managers, research project managers, research administration, administrative support, etc.). Two awards will be made each year.

Alex and Jessie C. Black Award for Excellence in Research

The purpose of this award shall be to recognize, tenure-track faculty, in the College of Agricultural Sciences whose significant accomplishments include exceptional and original agricultural research conducted at Penn State.

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Office for Research and Graduate Education

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217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802