Charles B. Knapp Early-Career Scholar Award

Named in honor of the University of Georgia’s 20th President, this award recognizes outstanding accomplishment and evidence of potential future success in scholarship, creative work or research by an early-career faculty member in the social and behavioral sciences.

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Fred C. Davison Early-Career Scholar Award

Named in honor of the University of Georgia’s 18th President, this award recognizes outstanding accomplishment and evidence of potential future success in scholarship, creative work or research by an early-career faculty member in the sciences.

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Michael F. Adams Early Career Scholar

Named in honor of the University of Georgia’s 21st President, these awards recognize outstanding accomplishment and evidence of potential future success in scholarship, creative work or research by early career faculty members.

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Distinguished Research Professor

These awards are given to honor academicians whose work is recognized as being of the highest levels of creativity by national and international leaders in the discipline.

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Creative Research Medal

Creative Research Medals acknowledge exceptional accomplishments in creativity and research.  Nominations are based on a research project or creative activity with a single consistent premise. Criteria include the principal direction and focus of the project occurring within the past five years and identification with the University of Georgia.

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Inventor’s Award

Each year the Board of Directors of the Research Foundation choose a member of the University of Georgia faculty as the inventor of the year. The selection is based on the invention’s originality, innovation,  and impact outside the university setting. Only one inventor is chosen each year and honored for his or her success.

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Academic Entrepreneur of the Year

This award recognizes a faculty member who has started a company within the past four years that originated from UGA research.

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Postdoctoral Research Award

Created in 2011, these awards recognize the remarkable contributions of postdoctoral research scholars to the UGA research enterprise.  The UGA Research Foundation funds up to two awards a year to current scholars.

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William A. Owens Award

The William A. Owens Award is given to recognize an outstanding body of nationally and internationally recognized scholarly or creative activities in the social and behavioral sciences. The social and behavioral sciences received significant contributions to psychology through the research and leadership of William A. Owens. He particularly served the University by founding and directing the Institute for Behavioral Research. The recipients of this award, established in 1985, illustrate the example of dynamic research that William A. Owens typified.

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Albert Christ-Janer Award

The Albert Christ-Janer Award is given to recognize an outstanding body of nationally and internationally recognized scholarly or creative activities in the creative arts and humanities. The broad spectrum of interests within this award’s scope reflect the accomplishments its namesake. Albert Christ-Janer was an artist of varied form and endless creativity. He became the first Callaway Professor of Art at the University of Georgia in 1970. This award was dedicated to his memory in 1980, seven years after his death.

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Lamar Dodd Award

The Lamar Dodd Award is given to recognize an outstanding body of nationally and internationally recognized scholarly or creative activities in the sciences. Lamar Dodd’s artwork extended into the American West and even into space when he was commissioned by NASA and the Department of the Interior to creatively record numerous scientific achievements. His scientific artwork joined imagination and scientific reality. For this reason, the Lamar Dodd Award was established in 1981 in his honor.

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James L. Carmon Scholarship Award

Presented to University of Georgia graduate students who have used computers in innovative ways. Named for the late James L. Carmon, a UGA faculty member for 36 years who helped make the university a leader in computer research and development, the award was established by the Control Data Corp. Each year, graduate students may be selected as Carmon Scholars or for Honorable Mention.

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Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award

This award is given to recent Ph.D.s for outstanding research at the University or immediately after graduating. It is named for the late Robert C. Anderson, who served as UGA’s vice president for research and president of the University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.

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Graduate Student Excellence-in-Research Award

Initiated in 1999 to recognize the quality and significance of graduate student scholarship, these awards may be given in five areas: Fine Arts, Humanities and Letters, Life Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and  Applied Studies.

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