Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring by a Faculty Member Award

The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts; the Research Office; and Faculty Affairs invite nominations for the Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring by a Faculty Member Award. This award recognizes outstanding undergraduate research mentoring by an OSU faculty member. Recipients will have direct and significant involvement with undergraduate student researchers, a demonstrable commitment to the research mentorship of undergraduate students, and a record of effectiveness and impact with respect to undergraduate student research and success.  

Nomination Application

Download and read this pdf before submitting the nomination application.


The nomination period begins on September 27, 2021. All nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m., April 18, 2022. Awards will be determined by May 2022. 

Award Details

The recipient will receive a plaque with their name engraved on it and an award in the amount of $1,000, presented at University Day in early September. 


  • Nominee is a current faculty member at OSU (an employee of any faculty rank, as defined by the Office of Faculty Affairs, is eligible to apply)

  • Nominee must have provided significant mentorship to undergraduate students in research-related endeavors at OSU within the past three years

Evaluation Criteria

  • Mentorship to Undergraduate Researchers
  • Service to Diverse Students
  • Scientific/Research Contributions
  • Extent of Undergraduate Involvement 
  • Ambition for Future Mentorship