About Honors & Awards

University Distinguished Professors

The University Distinguished Professors award honors faculty who have made sustained contributions of consistent educational excellence and have demonstrated outstanding commitment to undergraduate education.  The Call for Nominations is issued annually in mid-September.

University Distinguished Outreach Faculty

The University Distinguished Outreach Faculty award recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions to outreach at the University of Arizona, in the State of Arizona and the nation.  The Call for Nominations is issued annually in mid-September.

Regents' Professors

The Regents' Professors, the highest of faculty ranks, is reserved for full professors with exceptional achievements that have brought them national or international recognition.

Distinguished Scholar Award

The Distinguished Scholar awards are granted to three outstanding recently tenured and mid-career faculty who are making transformative contributions to their disciplines and to our University’s teaching, research, and outreach priorities.  The Call for Nominations is issued annually in mid-September.

UA Teaching Awards

The UA Teaching Awards recognize outstanding teaching achievement and include the the Henry and Phyllis Koffler Prize, the Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Creative Teaching Award and Provost Awards for Innovations in Teaching. These awards are offered through the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the University of Arizona Foundation.

Author Support 

The Provost’s Author Support Fund (PDF) is available to faculty or academic professionals whose workload description includes the expectation of research and publication, and who hold appointments in units reporting directly or indirectly to the Provost. 

Emeritus Faculty

Faculty who retire from the University, have served a minimum of fifteen years, and receive approval from the President are given the title of Emeritus.  Approved documentation from the department head and dean must be forwarded to the Provost for review.  The Provost submits the recommendation to the President for final approval.