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Office of the Provost awards

Recognizing Outstanding Faculty

The Office of the Provost prides itself on the outstanding faculty employed by the University of South Carolina. Our faculty are recognized each spring with university-wide awards for teaching, research, service and advising. Nomination guidelines and the online nomination form are available on each award page below. Each award page includes specific information about award eligibility and who can submit nominations. Separate nomination forms must be submitted to nominate one faculty member for multiple awards.

Award Deadlines

Please note that each award is a one-time career award and former winners are not eligible for re-nomination. This does not preclude past winner nominations for different faculty awards. For complete submission information, please see each award.

Award Eligibility Nomination Deadline Submission Deadline
Ada B. Thomas Outstanding Advisor Awards
  • Full time faculty/staff person who advises undergraduate students across USC Campuses.
Dec. 11, 2022 Feb. 3, 2023
Carolina Trustees Professorship
  • Faculty who hold the rank of tenured full professor across USC Campuses. 
  Feb. 10, 2023
Clinical Practice Teaching Award
  • Full time professional-track faculty members who have taught clinical practice courses at USC Columbia Campus for at least three year. 
Dec. 11, 2022 Feb. 3, 2023
Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor of the Year Award
  • Full-time faculty of any track or rank who have taught at USC Columbia for at least five years.
Feb. 3, 2023  
Michael J. Mungo Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching Awards
  • Full time faculty members of any track or rank who have taught at USC Columbia Campus for at least three years (undergraduate) and five years (graduate). 
Dec. 11, 2022 Feb. 3, 2023
Russell Research and USC Educational Foundation Research Awards
  • Full Time faculty across USC Campuses.  
  • Awards made in Humanities & Social Sciences; Science, Math, & Engineering; Health Sciences; and Professional Schools
Jan. 6, 2023 Feb. 3, 2023
USC Educational Foundation Outstanding Service Award
  • Full-time faculty members on the Columbia or regional campuses.
Dec. 11, 2022  Feb. 3, 2023

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