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Research Awards

Celebrating Excellence in Research and Creative Activity

System Research Awards

***Please note that all UM Presidential Award nominations must be reviewed and approved by the Provost prior to submitting to UM System, therefore all nominations  should be sent electronically to by January 10, 2020. The UMKC Faculty Affairs Office will handle obtaining the signatures for the Provost AND for the Title IX/Civil Rights Officer.

All required nomination materials (see Nomination Form for list of required materials for each award) should be in electronic format and merged into one single PDF file (see nomination form for file name requirements).   All letters of support should be signed and appear on appropriate department, unit, university, corporate, or organizational letterhead.

For additional information, please contact Chris Popoola in the UMKC Faculty Affairs Office.

  • Student Entrepreneur of the Year should be submitted per the guidelines on the Nomination Form directly to UM System by:  TBA (This nomination does not require Provost approval prior to UM System submission).

UMKC Research Awards

Contact the UMKC Office of Research Services for nomination form, guidelines, and criteria

  • N.T. Veatch Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity – Nomination Deadline: April 22, 2020.      Recognizes distinguished research and other scholarly or creative activity accomplished by UMKC faculty.
  • Trustees Faculty Fellowship Award – Nomination Deadline: April 22, 2020.  Trustees are recognizing the very best faculty, who have distinguished themselves through scholarship and creativity.
  • Trustees Faculty Scholar Award – Nomination Deadline: April 22, 2020.
    Recognizes faculty members who show exceptional promise for outstanding future research and/or creative accomplishments.