Faculty and Staff Honors Celebration

Faculty and Staff Honors Celebration

The Faculty and Staff Honors recognizes those who have received accolades and awards throughout the previous academic year. 


Winners will be announced on April 15 as part of our virtual celebration. 

Nominations are open

The nomination period is open for all our faculty and staff awards. Use the link in the award listing to submit your nomination. Many of our awards are also listed in Georgia Tech InfoReady.

Staff Awards

Staff Performance Awards
Award Nomination guidelines

Spirit of Georgia Tech Award

Recognizes staff who inspire others with their presence and professionalism, creating an environment where others flourish and thrive. Nominees embody what it means to be a Georgia Tech employee and make the workplace better for others.


Ideal nomination will describe how the individual has exhibited the specific behavior and how their efforts and approaches impacted others and the community. Nominators are encouraged to include two letters of support.

Nominate a staff member


One Giant Leap Award

Celebrates staff who consistently invent or improve tools, processes, or systems on the Institute level. Nominees should consistently ask "How can we do this better?" and "Why do we do it that way?"


Ideal nomination will describe how the individual has exhibited the specific behavior and how their efforts and approaches impacted others and the community. Nominators are encouraged to include two letters of support.

Nominate a staff member


Excellence Award

Celebrates staff who are involved with transformative, larger-scale efforts. Nominees should achieve results that impact a large constituency of Georgia Tech employees. 


Ideal nomination will describe how the individual has exhibited the specific behavior and how his/her efforts and approaches impacted others and brought the eyes of the world to Georgia Tech. Nominators are encouraged to include two letters of support. 

Nominate a staff member


Leadership in Action Award

Celebrates staff who effectively motivate, influence, and develop both groups and individuals to achieve Institute goals. Nominees inspire change and productivity in others. 


Ideal nomination will describe how the individual has exhibited the specific behavior and how their efforts and approaches impacted others and the community. Nominators are encouraged to include two letters of support.

Nominate a staff member


Service to the Community Award

Presented to staff who engage in activities that help others within the Georgia Tech community or outside of the Institute. Nominees will demonstrate a positive impact on others.


Ideal nomination will describe how the individual has exhibited the specific behavior and how their efforts and approaches impacted others and the community. Nominators are encouraged to include two letters of support.

Nominate a staff member


One Small Step Award

Celebrates staff who consistently invent or improve tools, processes, or systems on the individual or departmental level. Nominees should consistently ask "How can we do this better?" and "Why do we do it that way?"


Ideal nomination will describe how the individual has exhibited the specific behavior and how their efforts and approaches impacted others and the community. Nominators are encouraged to include two letters of support.

Nominate a staff member


Rising Wreck Award

Celebrates a staff member who has made a positive impact on the community within their first three years of employment. Nominees should demonstrate the ability to produce results working collaboratively with others. 


Ideal nomination will describe how the individual has exhibited the specific behavior and how their efforts and approaches impacted others and the community. Nominators are encouraged to include two letters of support.

Nominate a staff member

Undergraduate Academic Advisor Awards
Award Nomination guidelines

Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising Award - Staff

Recognizes a staff member whose primary role is to advise undergraduates. Must have completed at least two years of service.


Documentation to include: cover letter, letter from nominator, letter from supervisor, and letters from students.

Faculty Awards

Sigma Xi Awards
Award Nomination guidelines

Best Faculty Paper Award

Given to faculty authors of an outstanding paper given in the previous calendar year. Winners are awarded a plaque, certificate, and $3,000 each.


Two-page nomination letter, copy of papers, and brief resume. 
 

Nominate a faculty member


Young Faculty Award

Given to faculty of rank no higher than Assistant Professor or equivalent. Recognizes outstanding research achievements, as evidenced by publications, program development results, and other research contributions. Winners are awarded a plaque, certificate, and $3,000 each.


Two-page nomination letter, copy of papers and other research products, and brief resume.

Nominate a faculty member


Sustained Research Award

Recognition of sustained research in a given area. Recipients are awarded a plaque, certificate, and $6,000.


Two-page nomination letter and brief resume.

Nominate a faculty member

Institute Research Awards
Award Nomination guidelines

Outstanding Achievement in Research Enterprise Enhancement Award

Awarded to a staff member who consistently betters Georgia Tech’s research program but is not a traditional researcher.


Nominated by faculty, this individual excels in areas such as the securing of funding or the application and deployment of research.

Nominate a staff member


Outstanding Achievement in Research Innovation Award

Awarded to a faculty member working at the forefront of discovery, application and deployment of knowledge or technology, whose research results have had a demonstrable and sustained societal impact.


Nominations should document any known quantifiable measures such as patents, licenses, commercialized products, established initiatives, community recognition or other indications of widespread influence. They should also include a description of the far-reaching implications of the nominee’s work, particularly the impact of getting the nominee’s innovation or idea into use. If applicable, discuss the nominee’s relationship with external partners and/or how the research infrastructure supports education.

Nominate a faculty member


Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Advisor Award

Awarded in recognition of the achievements of a faculty member's doctoral students who completed all degree requirements from January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2020.


Nominators should focus on what, specifically, makes this faculty member’s advising technique, process or results truly excellent.

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Outstanding Faculty Research Author Award

Awarded to the faculty member who most contributed to highly impactful publications describing the results of research conducted at Georgia Tech and published during the period January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2020.


Please identify the publication(s) within the body of the nomination; for multiple publications, nominators should select just a few to highlight. Nominators are free to include any available quantitative metrics but should focus the nomination primarily on the major topics of, and/or significant research breakthroughs noted in, the specified publication(s).

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Outstanding Achievement in Research Program Development Award

Awarded to a research team, preferably composed of both faculty and staff, that creates a new thought leadership platform to significantly expanding Georgia Tech’s research portfolio.


The nomination should highlight how the team has excelled in one or more of the following areas: Spearheading disciplinary or societal research impact , Pioneering new research areas, Addressing major challenges, Developing interdisciplinary initiatives. Program milestones, such as the receipt of sponsored funding, establishment of an industry partnership, creation of a new program or proportionally significant expansion of a research endeavor should fall between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2020.

Nominate a research team


Outstanding Achievement in Early Career Research

Awarded to a faculty member at the time of award (April 2021) who is within 8 years of their initial appointment who has made significant discoveries or advancements in his or her research, visibly
impacting society or one or more scholarly communities.


Nominators should include any known quantifiable measures such as publications, citations, IP licenses, commercialized products or other indications of widespread influence, as well as a description of the potentially far-reaching implications of the nominee’s work

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Outstanding Achievement in Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Research 

Awarded to a faculty member who models the vision of Inclusive Innovation for a Better Future through a demonstrable commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in research.


Nominations should include both quantitative and qualitative data illustrating the nominee’s accomplishments in this area and may highlight the difference between this faculty member and their peers at the same rank. Discuss how these efforts have enhanced the quality of the nominee’s research and/or the greater community at Georgia Tech and beyond.
 

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CTL Awards
Award Nomination guidelines

CTL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

Recognizes teaching excellence, educational innovation, impact on student lives, and research / teaching connections. Nominees should be full-time tenure-track faculty who haven't received tenure.


Packet (no more than 15 pages) to include: letter of nomination, reflective statement, illustrations of teaching experience and impact on student learning, and letters of support.

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Undergraduate Educator Award

Recognizes outstanding contributions to undergraduate education among non-tenure track faculty with 75 – 100 percent appointments who teach undergraduate courses and have completed at least two semesters.


Packet (no more than 15 pages) to include: letter of nomination, table of contents, reflective statement, illustrations of teaching experience and impact on student learning, and letters of support.

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Curriculum Innovation Award

Recognizes faculty who are improving the quality of education at Georgia Tech through pedagogical and curricular innovation. 


Packet (no more than 15 pages) to include: table of contents, various descriptions of the innovation, and multiple letters of support.

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Innovation and Excellence in Laboratory Instruction Award

Awards those faculty members who have excelled in teaching in the laboratory. 


Packet (no more than 15 pages) to include: table of contents, various descriptions of the laboratory innovation, and multiple letters of support.

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Innovation in Co-Curricular Education Award

Recognizes those faculty members who increase student learning outside the traditional curriculum and help Georgia Tech achieve its strategic goal of graduating global citizens who can contribute to all sectors of society. 


Packet (no more than 15 pages) to include: table of contents, various descriptions of the co-curricular initiative, and multiple letters of support.

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Faculty Award for Academic Outreach

Awarded to those who use their academic expertise to further the learning of K-12 students, teachers, or other educational stakeholders of Georgia.


Packet (no more than 12 pages) to include: letter of nomination, table of contents, description of outreach activities, and multiple letters of support.

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Geoffrey G. Eichholz Faculty Teaching Award

Recognizes faculty who provide outstanding teaching to students in core courses.


Packet (no more than 15 pages) to include: letter of nomination, reflective statement, illustrations of teaching experience and impact on student learning, and letters of support.

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Teaching Excellence Award for Online Teaching

Recognizes full-time faculty of any rank for a strong commitment to engaged, online teaching and student success. The winner will be our nominee for the Regents' award in the upcoming year.


Packet (no more than 20 pages) to include: letter of nomination, table of contents, reflective statement, brief summary of innovative teaching artifacts, condensed curriculum vitae, evidence of the nominee's online teaching and leadership, and multiple letters of support.

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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award

This award is intended to encourage and support the work of faculty whose scholarship focuses on the instructional mission of the institution. The winner will be our nominee for the Regents' award in the upcoming year.


Packet (no more than 20 pages) to include: letter of nomination, table of contents, teaching philosophy narrative, evidence of the impact of teaching, condensed curriculum vitae, and multiple letters of support.

Nominate a faculty member


Education Partnership Award

Recognizes genuine and substantial partnerships between the faculty and students of Georgia Tech and the K-12 community. Partnership must be made between full-time faculty member, Tech student, and K-12 educator.


Packet to include: cover sheet, statement of partnership, constituent statements, and letters of support.

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Academic Advisor Awards
Award Nomination guidelines

Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising Award - Faculty

Recognizes a faculty member who has significant responsibilities in advising undergraduates and in teaching and/or research.


Documentation to include: cover letter, letter from nominator, letter from supervisor, and letters from students.

ANAK Award
Award Nomination guidelines

ANAK Award

Founded in 1908, ANAK's purpose is to recognize outstanding members of the Georgia Institute of Technology community for their strong character, leadership ability, and true love for Georgia Tech.


Faculty Honors Committee Awards
Award Nomination guidelines

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

Recognizes faculty who have had sustained outstanding achievement in mentoring undergraduates in research activities.


Packet (no more than 20 pages) to include: letter of nomination, condensed curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and letters of recommendation that must include past and present students.

Email your nomination packet


Class of 1934 Outstanding Service Award

Presented to a faculty member who has benefited the Institute, profession, school/department, or the general public in an exemplary manner.


Packet (no more than 20 pages) to include: letter of nomination, condensed curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation.

Email your nomination packet.


Class of 1934 Outstanding Innovative Use of Education Technology Award

Recognizes a member of the faculty who has developed and instituted innovative techniques to improve the learning environment and the learning process.


Packet (no more than 20 pages) to include: letter of nomination, condensed curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation.

Email your nomination packet. 


Class of 1934 Outstanding Interdisciplinary Activities Award

Recognizes faculty who have made significant interdisciplinary contributions to teaching and research.


Packet (no more than 20 pages) to include: letter of nomination, condensed curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation.

Email your nomination packet.


Class of 1940 W. Roane Beard Outstanding Teacher Award

Awarded to those who display teaching excellence, including extraordinary efforts in teaching, inspiration transmitted to students, direct impact and involvement with students, intellectual integrity and scholarship, and impact on post graduate success of students.


Packet (no more than 20 pages) to include: letter of nomination, condensed curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation.

Email your nomination packet.


Class of 1940 W. Howard Ector Outstanding Teacher Award

Awarded to those who display teaching excellence, including extraordinary efforts in teaching, inspiration transmitted to students, direct impact and involvement with students, intellectual integrity and scholarship, and impact on post graduate success of students.


Packet (no more than 20 pages) to include: letter of nomination, condensed curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation.

Email your nomination packet.


Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award

Recognizes sustained outstanding achievement in teaching, research, and service. The highest award given to a faculty member.


Packet (no more than 20 pages) to include: letter of nomination from the Chair, letters of recommendation from peers, documentation of scholarship, and letters regarding impact to students.

Email your nomination packet.


Steven A. Denning Faculty Award for Global Engagement

Given to faculty member who has demonstrated sustained outstanding achievement and commitment to the advance of the Institute's global engagement.


Statement of advancement of internationalization that includes a description of the nominee's pas and present international involvement. Nomination should not exceed 5 pages and should include letters of support (not included in page count).

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