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Faculty Awards

The Office of Faculty Advancement coordinates endeavors across the University community to retain, develop, promote and support faculty to help them achieve productive and satisfying careers as researchers, teachers, clinicians, and academic administrators. In support of these goals, we host a number of award programs throughout the academic year. All funds are provided through these award competitions. Funds are not awarded on an ad hoc basis. We invite you to explore the resources available here to learn more about the awards. Our goal is to support as many faculty as possible and continue to offer resources that improve teaching, learning, and scholarship.

Provost Awards for Teaching, Scholarship, and Professional Service 

As a means of supporting the ongoing development of our research, scholarship, and creative activities, as well as recognizing excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service, the Office of Research and the Office of Faculty Advancement jointly manage the Research, Scholarship and Creativity Awards, as well as the Provost Awards for Teaching, Scholarship, and Professional Service.

Below you will find brief listings of the individual awards with links to further details, including funding levels and eligibility criteria.

Research Awards

  • Faculty Summer Research Award. This award provides all full-time faculty the opportunity to pursue research activities that will support scholarly activities in Drexel’s Areas of Excellence & Opportunity, enhance awardee’s careers as well as increase their contributions to Drexel. 
  • Scholarly Materials and Research Equipment Awards. These awards, provide tenured and tenure-track faculty the opportunity to apply for funds for the acquisition and/or development of equipment, software, systems, or library collections that will support scholarly activities in Drexel’s Areas of Excellence & Opportunity, enhance awardee’s research portfolio as well as increase awardee’s contributions to Drexel. 

Teaching Awards

  • Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. This award recognizes an adjunct faculty member who exemplifies the highest quality of teaching and mentorship of students.
  • Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. This award recognizes outstanding teaching by full-time members of the Drexel University faculty. Additional eligibility criteria apply.
  • Provost Award for Pedagogical Innovation. This award is open to all faculty and recognizes outstanding innovation in teaching. Awardees are recognized for their leadership in teaching and demonstrated success in developing new and innovative ways to engage students in and out of the classroom. Demonstrated impact on the Drexel campus and with our practice partners is highly sought after.
  • Provost Award for Undergraduate Teaching Impact. This award recognizes full-time faculty at Drexel who have made a distinctive impact through excellence in teaching primarily at the first- or second-year undergraduate level.

Scholarship in Art, Science & Industry 

 Questions regarding any of these awards should be directed to