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Nominations open for 2024-25 honors and awards

By University Honors and Awards

June 25, 2024

Every year, University Honors and Awards solicits nominations from faculty members for Distinguished Professors, University Teaching Awards and University Service Awards. With these annual awards, Indiana University recognizes the dedication and hard work of faculty and librarians from all IU campuses.

Nominations are now open and are due by 5 p.m. EDT Oct. 3. Honorees will be announced in January 2025.

Distinguished Professor

Distinguished Professor is the most prestigious appointment offered by IU in recognition of outstanding scholarship, artistic or literary distinction, or other achievements that have won significant recognition by peers. This honor serves as an acknowledgement by the university of an IU faculty member’s outstanding accomplishments within their academic discipline.

In recognition of the prestige of this appointment, awardees will receive a formal parchment and an annual salary supplement. If not already a member, those appointed as Distinguished Professor will join the IU Alliance of Distinguished and Titled Professors.

University Teaching Awards

IU is fortunate to have many outstanding teachers who demonstrate excellence in a wide range of pedagogical activities. The University Teaching Awards recognize IU faculty and graduate students from all IU campuses who have excelled in classroom engagement, pedagogy and curriculum development.

Recipients of the following teaching awards receive a formal parchment and a one-time salary supplement that varies by award:

University Service Awards

On a regular basis, faculty and librarians make meaningful contributions to the economic, social, civic and cultural development of Indiana, the nation and the world. University Service Awards recognize outstanding faculty for excellence in service that extends beyond campus borders.

Recipients of the W. George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service and the John W. Ryan Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Programs and Studies will receive a formal parchment and a one-time salary supplement in recognition of their important work.

Contact University Honors and Awards staff at to request sample dossiers or to ask questions about the awards process.