Skip to main content
Distinguished Scholar Awards

DSA and Early Career DSA Call for Nominations

The Distinguished Scholar Award is among the highest annual honors The Ohio State University bestows on a faculty member in recognition of outstanding scholarly activity, research or creative works.

In recognition of the different phases of a faculty member’s academic career, Ohio State has launched two separate awards:

  • The Distinguished Scholar Award honors six faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research or creative works which represent exceptional achievements in their fields and who have brought distinction to themselves and Ohio State.
  • Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award honors three assistant professors and early associate professors who show promise of making significant contributions to Ohio State and their field for years to come.

Distinguished Scholar Award

Recipients of the DSA award receive a $20,000 research grant and a $3,000 honorarium to pursue their scholarly activity. 

The deadline for receipt of 2022 nominations is Monday, October 25, 2021, at 5 p.m. All nominations must be made by departmental committee convened by the department chair (or his/her designee). Individuals wishing to nominate a candidate should contact their department chair. In keeping with the university’s ongoing commitment to diversity, nominations of women faculty and faculty from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award

Recipients of the Early Career DSA award receive a $20,000 research grant and a $2,000 honorarium to pursue their scholarly activity.

The deadline for receipt of 2022 nominations is Monday, November 22, 2021, at 5 p.m. All nominations must be made by departmental committee convened by the department chair (or his/her designee). Individuals wishing to nominate a candidate should contact their department chair. In keeping with the university’s ongoing commitment to diversity, nominations of women faculty and faculty from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.