Faculty Award for Excellence

Criteria for Acknowledgement

The Clemson University Board of Trustees seeks to honor the highest level of scholastic or professional achievement at the national and international level. The Board of Trustees Faculty Award for Excellence is given annually to faculty members who have either been honored by academic or professional societies at the national or international level with National Academy of Sciences “highly prestigious” award or have demonstrated exceptional achievements in research, teaching and service.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • Self-nominations will only be accepted from national or international award recipients.
  • Award recipients from February 2018 will be eligible.

Categories for Special Recognition Nominations

  1. National Academy of Sciences “Highly Prestigious Award”
  2. Research, Teaching and Service as tied to University Strategic Goals (ClemsonForward and Land-Grant Mission) and College/Unit Goals


  • October 8, 2018 – Nomination period opens.
  • November 8, 2018 – Nomination period closes.
  • November - December – Nominations are reviewed and vetted by committee.
  • January 2019 – Winners notified.
  • February 2019 – Awards dinner held in conjunction with the Spring Quarterly meeting of the Board of Trustees.

Selection Process

  • Winners will be selected on an annual basis by a committee appointed by the Board of Trustees.
  • The identity of nominees shall be confidential throughout the review and selection process.
  • An electronic nomination form must be submitted during the nomination period.
  • Additional backup materials or letters of support will not be accepted.

Nominations will be solicited again in 2019.