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University Awards for the Rutgers Community 

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These awards honor the outstanding members of the Rutgers community who are selected by their colleagues for exceptional contributions to teaching, research, or public service. Many of these nominations have individual deadlines and requirements. For details, review the awards below for more information.

  • The Daniel Gorenstein Memorial Award was established in 1993 by the family, friends, and colleagues of Daniel Gorenstein to commemorate Professor Gorenstein’s innovative mathematical research, his skillful and enthusiastic exposition of his field, and his wise and devoted service to Rutgers University. The award was first presented in 1994 and is given each year to a Rutgers University faculty member noted for both outstanding scholarly achievement and exceptional service to the university. 

    All Rutgers University full-time faculty members (excluding previous winners) are eligible. The recipient of the Daniel Gorenstein Award receives a commemorative certificate and an honorarium of $1,000 and delivers a lecture to the university community and the general public at the award ceremony in the spring semester.

     

  • The awards honor outstanding members of the Rutgers community selected by their colleagues for exceptional contributions to teaching, research, or public service through a program of six awards. For each award, the recipient receives a commemorative certificate and an honorarium. 

    • Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching, up to 5 awards, $1,000 honorarium (tenured faculty only)
    • Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research, up to 5 awards, $1,000 honorarium (tenured faculty only)
    • Scholar-Teacher Award, up to 5 awards, $1,000 honorarium (tenured faculty only)
    • Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, up to 5 awards, $1,000 honorarium (non-tenure track, full-time faculty only)
    • Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award, up to 2 awards, $2,500 honorarium (faculty, staff, students)
    • Ernest E. McMahon Class of 1930 Award, 1 award, $1,000 honorarium (faculty, staff, students)

    All faculty members, staff members, and student leaders should be made aware of the appropriate awards programs and encouraged to submit nominations in the relevant categories.

    Details

    Please Note: The nomination process has been streamlined; if you wish to re-nominate a previously nominated candidate, you may update the cover letter and submit materials from the previous year’s packet.

    • Students and staff members, as well as faculty members, are eligible for the Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award and the Ernest E. McMahon Class of 1930 Award. The nomination of students and staff for these two public service awards is particularly encouraged.
    •  Individuals may receive one award in each of the relevant award categories during their service at Rutgers, and should not be nominated in a category in which they already have received an award.   
    • For the teaching, research, and scholar-teacher awards, nomination packets must be reviewed and approved by the candidate's department head/chair and dean/director, and submitted by the dean/director to the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. These nominations will be reviewed by universitywide faculty committees, who will submit their recommendations to Prabhas V. Moghe, the executive vice president for academic affairs, and the president.
    • Students, staff, faculty members, and recognized student or staff organizations are eligible to be nominated for the Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award. Nominations may be submitted by staff, faculty, and administrators. Nomination packets must be reviewed and approved by the candidate's department head/chair and dean/director, prior to submission.
    • The Ernest E. McMahon Class of 1930 Award also has a separate and distinct nominating process that does not require departmental or decanal approval of nominations.

     

Daniel Gorenstein Memorial Award Ceremony and Lecture

Mark Gregory Robson, Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor and the 2021 recipient of the Daniel Gorenstein Memorial Award, delivered the lecture Rutgers—A Public University in the Land Grant Tradition That Provides Opportunities: How We Teach Students to Address Critical Global Issues on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at a virtual ceremony that was open to the public.

Mark Gregory Robson

Questions?

If you have any questions about university awards or the nominations for national awards contact Angela Mullis via email or call 848-932-8068 for more information.