Faculty Research Day


The purpose of Faculty Research Day is to showcase and celebrate excellence in research, creativity and scholarship by bringing together faculty from across our campus. The event is also intended to increase awareness and generate enthusiasm for scholarship among faculty as the University advances its research enterprise and its impact. Additionally during the event, the President’s Faculty Research Award, sponsored by our President and the Vice President for Research & Economic Development, is awarded to outstanding faculty researchers from across UA Colleges and Schools.

Nominations for the President’s Faculty Research Award are solicited from faculty, departments and colleges for the Emerging, Mid-Career and Senior Scholar Awards. For each award category, one award will be given to a faculty member in the area of Physical and Biological Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering; Social and Behavioral Sciences; and Arts and Humanities.

Nominations are accepted January 2 until NOON on February 28 and are to be submitted online through the UA InfoReady portal here:  https://ua.infoready4.com/#. Award recipients are recognized during the Faculty Research Day Awards Ceremony, held in April.


Faculty Research Day and the corresponding Awards Ceremony is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate excellence in research and creativity, and to generate enthusiasm for scholarship among faculty.  The event brings together faculty from across our campus and the ceremony commemorates the achievements of the awardees, giving them an occasion to share their successes with their families and friends.

At this time, to limit our exposure to COVID-19, all indoor campus events with more than 50 attendees are impermissible.  As such, we must postpone our 2021 event.  This is disappointing news, but the health and safety of our academic thought leaders, their families, and their friends must be considered and protected.

The 2021 Faculty Research Day poster display will be hosted virtually.  We will celebrate the 2020 awardees and the 2021 awardees at the 2022 Faculty Research Day Awards Ceremony, tentatively scheduled for April 20, 2022.


April 20, 2022

Networking – 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Ceremony – 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM*

*Reception to follow

National Academy of Inventors inductees will also be recognized at the Faculty Research Day Awards Ceremony.