Research Staff Awards Program

Research Staff awards are open to all (non-OVPR, with the exception of the OVPR Exceptional Staff Recognition Award and the OVPR Staff Leadership Award) regular non-faculty staff members employed by any unit of the University of Michigan’s three campuses. Students, tenured/tenure track, clinical track, and research track faculty are not eligible for these awards. 

Awardees receive a personal honorarium of $1,000 and an award.

View a list of past recipients of the OVPR Staff Recognition Awards.

2022 Research Staff Award Recipients

2022 Research Staff Award Recipients  (From left to right: Brittany Ross, Maryclaire Ellis, Grace Wu, Kaitlin Brinson, Bryce Pilz, Sheryl Flanagan, Chris Fry, Sue Kelch, Patrick Bowman and Jorge Barreda)

Research Leadership Recognition Award

Eligibility:
The Research Leadership Recognition Award is open to those with primary responsibilities in supervising research centers, institutes, laboratory programs, or multiple teams in research.

Example Positions:

  • Center Managers
  • Managing Directors of Centers or Institutes
  • Laboratory Managers
  • Program Managers

    Submit Nomination 

    OVPR Research Leadership Recognition Award

    Eligibility:
    The OVPR Research Leadership Recognition Award is open to those who work within OVPR with the primary responsibilities in leading teams to safeguard, support, or catalyze research.

    Example Positions:

    • Managers or Supervisors in OVPR
    • Managing Directors of Centers or Institutes in OVPR
    • Administrative Directors / Associate Directors in OVPR
    • Staff in OVPR who have demonstrated exceptional leadership with their team

      Submit Nomination 

      OVPR Exceptional Staff Recognition Award

      Eligibility:

      The OVPR Exceptional Staff Award is open to all OVPR staff who promote excellence in their work or in their research projects and teams.

      Example Positions:

      Any OVPR staff. Up to two awards may be given each year to recognize staff both in support/compliance roles and in research staff roles.

      Submit Nomination

      Research Study Coordinator/Manager Staff Recognition Award

      Eligibility:
      The Research Study Coordinator/Manager Staff Recognition Award is open to those with responsibility in supervising teams conducting a research project.

      Example Positions:

      • Study Coordinators
      • Project Managers

        Submit Nomination

        Research Associate/Assistant/Technician Recognition Award

        Eligibility:
        The Research Technical Staff Recognition Award is open to those who are involved in the practice of research or in support of faculty who are performing research.

        Example Positions:

        • Research Technicians
        • Research Associates/Assistants

        Submit Nomination 

        Research Data Management and Analysis Staff Recognition Award

        Eligibility:
        The Research Data Management and Analysis Staff Recognition Award is open to those with primary responsibilities being to perform data management and analysis on research projects.

        Example Positions:

        • Data Managers
        • Staff Statisticians
        • Programmers
        • Data Analysts

          Submit Nomination

          Research Support Recognition Award

          Eligibility:
          The Research Support Recognition Award is open to those with primary responsibilities in supporting and facilitating the successful planning and implementation of research.

          Example Positions:

          • Research Development
          • Administrative Professionals
          • Librarians
          • Museum curators or support staff

            Submit Nomination

            Research Cores/Facilities Staff Recognition Award

            Eligibility:
            The Research Cores/Facilities Staff Recognition Award is open to those with primary responsibilities in core services or facilities services supporting the research.

            Example Positions:

            • Research Cores Staff
            • Facilities Staff

              Submit Nomination

              Research Administration Recognition Award

              Eligibility:
              The Research Administrator Recognition Award is open to those with primary responsibilities in research administration.

              Example Positions:

              • Research administrators
              • Research administration

                Submit Nomination

                Outstanding New Research Administration Recognition Award

                Eligibility:
                The Research Administrator Recognition Award is open to those with primary responsibilities in research administration for less than 2 years.

                Example Positions:

                • Research administrators
                • Research administration
                  (Less than 2 years in the role)

                  Submit Nomination

                  Research Staff Safeguard Recognition Award

                  Eligibility:
                  The Research Staff Safeguard Award is open to those staff who promote and ensure compliance in their research projects and teams.

                  Example Positions: Any

                  Submit Nomination