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Early Career Award for Research and Creativity


This award is given to a full-time University faculty member within their first 10 years in a full-time appointment whose research accomplishments or creative endeavors have been outstanding and whose scholarly/creative products are considered to have had high impact in the faculty member's discipline and/or on society. The recipient receives a prize of $3,000, a plaque commemorating the achievement, and recognition at key university venues. 

Selection Process/Eligibility

Any full time tenured or tenure track faculty member who is within the first 10 years of their full-time faculty appointment and is below the rank of Full Professor and has never won the award is eligible to be nominated by one or more UNT faculty or administrators.  Self-nomination is also acceptable.  Nominations are evaluated by a panel of UNT faculty and administrators who make recommendations to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and the Provost. 

Visit the Office of Research and Economic Development for further information.

Past Recipients

Year Faculty Member Department
2014 Miroslav Penkov English 
2013 Peter Collins Materials Science & Engineering
2012 Jincheng Du Materials Science
2011 Guido Verbeck Chemistry
2010 Pamela Padilla Biological Sciences
2009 Rada Mihalcea Computer Science & Engineering