Distinguished Innovation & Impact Award

Nominations Due January 26, 2018

The Distinguished Innovation and Impact Award (DIIA) recognizes outstanding faculty innovators for contributions that improved the lives of people. The DIIA recognizes contributions by faculty from all academic disciplines, including health care, energy, environment, business, law, communications, technology, or the arts. An award is given each year to one outstanding faculty member who distinguished themselves and the University through entrepreneurial activities that resulted in innovations with a measurable societal impact. Faculty on career, clinical, or tenure tracks are eligible. The recipient receives public recognition plus a cash award to be used at his or her discretion.

Nominations for this award are accepted on behalf of eligible faculty with at least five years of service at the University of Utah. Faculty, administrators, and alumni are welcome to submit nominations for this prestigious University award. Past awardees are profiled at the Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars page.

Letters of nomination containing a short statement outlining the qualifications of the nominee and curriculum vitae for this award are now being solicited. Nominations should be submitted electronically using a nomination form. This success of our nomination campaign depends, to a large extent, on the initiative of departments, administrative offices, and campus organizations.

The deadline for submission of the nominations is January 26, 2018, at 5 p.m. To submit a nomination, complete the form below.

For more information, call Katie Haslam at 801-581-8661 or email katie.haslam@utah.edu.

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Nominations must be submitted by January 26, 2018, using the online form (Doc).

After completing the nomination form, please return to this page, complete the fields below and upload both the Nomination Form and Curriculum Vitae for the nominee.

Questions, please call (801) 581-8661.

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