SURA Distinguished Scientist Award

Funding Agency:
Southeastern Universities Research Association

In 2006, the Board of Trustees established two SURA Distinguished Service Awards: the Distinguished Scientist Award* and the Distinguished Friend of Science Award*. These are presented to individuals who have worked to support the SURA mission “to advance collaborative research and to strengthen the scientific capabilities of its members and nation.” (Awards come with a cash honorarium.)

The Development & Relations Committee will solicit, screen, and select recipients of the SURA Distinguished Scientist Award.  Up to two awards, with an honorarium of $5,000 each, will be selected annually for presentation at SURA’s Spring Board of Trustees meeting.

A subcommittee will be selected to screen nominations to honor scientists engaged in outstanding research programs at SURA member institutions.  The subcommittee will be deliberative in recognizing alignment with ongoing SURA initiatives, especially when these embrace collaboration.  The subcommittee will also be deliberative in recognizing the importance of diversity and inclusion.

Only SURA Board of Trustees and Council of Presidents members are eligible to submit a nomination (limited to one nomination per SURA member institution.)

Duke Internal Deadline: Oct. 4, 2019

The nomination period will close on December 6, 2019.


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Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

  • A concise description of your qualifications;
  • A comprehensive and up-to-date curriculum vitae or biographical sketch

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here:

Internal Deadline

October 4, 2019

External Deadline

December 6, 2019