Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Inquiry & Creativity

The University College and the Office for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities honors current undergraduate students and faculty mentors who have demonstrated initiative, productivity, and dedication in contributing to the university community in the areas of research, scholarly, and/or creative activities with the Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Inquiry & Creativity. These awards will be presented at NAU’s Undergraduate Symposium and Hooper Poster Presentations & Reception each April.

Deadline for Spring 2014 nominations: Monday, March 24, 2014 at 5 pm.

Click here to access the nomination form for both awards.

Nominating an undergraduate student

Students in any discipline with at least 75 credit hours in a baccalaureate degree-granting program are eligible to be nominated for the Provost’s Award.

Nomination letters should include a description of the research, scholarly, or creative work in which the student participates, and should demonstrate the nominee’s qualifications in the following terms:

  • academic excellence
  • initiative
  • creativity
  • productivity
  • dissemination activities
  • collaborative activities
  • contributions to the university community

Who can nominate?

You may nominate if you are

  • a full-time faculty member
  • a research faculty member
  • an advising staff member
  • a dean or department chair

Nomination materials (to be submitted as 4 PDF files)

  • a nomination letter
  • up to three letters of support
  • the nominee's transcript 
  • the nominee's CV or resume

Nominating a faculty mentor

This award is presented to a full-time faculty member who has demonstrated

  • long-term commitment to mentoring undergraduate student inquiry, innovation, & creativity in any discipline
  • a positive impact on multiple students, as demonstrated by student outcomes
  • leadership or assistance to other faculty mentors
  • engagement with a diverse group of students

Nomination letters should include a description of the nominee's area of research, scholarly, or creative work, and demonstrate the nominee’s qualifications in the following terms:

  • contributions to advancing undergraduate research, scholarship, or creative activity
  • peer-reviewed publications or presentations made by their undergraduate students
  • student success
  • types of mentoring activities

Who can nominate?

You may nominate if you are

  • a full-time faculty member
  • a research faculty member
  • an undergraduate student, in conjunction with a department chair

Nomination materials (to be submitted as 3 PDF files)

  • a nomination letter
  • up to three letters of support, one of which must be from an undergraduate student
  • the nominee's CV