Elmer Decker, recipient of an honorary doctorate of science from UNT, established the Decker Scholar Award to recognize outstanding research in the natural sciences, computational sciences, or technology at the University of North Texas. The recipient holds the title Decker Scholar and receives the earnings from the endowment during a two-year award period given every other year.
All full-time, tenure-track and tenured faculty members in science and technology. Previous recipients of the Decker Scholar Award are not eligible for nomination for at least four years.
Based on the submitted evidence documenting the recipient's research excellence.
The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Research and Innovation, the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will recommend a recipient to the President, based on submitted documentation.
A call for nominees sent out every odd year to all science and technology department chairs. Each chair may submit up to two nominations for faculty from their department. Nominations must include an up-to-date vita and a letter from the chair giving evidence of research excellence. The selection committee will recommend one recipient to the President, based on the submitted documentation. We will announce the recipient at the annual Fall Faculty Convocation.
Use of Funds
Award recipients may use designated funds at their discretion to enhance and further their research activities.
|2017-19||Elias Kougianos||Engineering Technology|
|2011-2013||No Award Presented|
|2001-2003||R. Daniel Mauldin||Mathematics|