UW Bothell Awards

DRSCA Information

Distinguished Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activities Award

The DRSCA is presented each year to a UW Bothell faculty member in recognition of scholarly or creative achievement that exemplifies the standards of excellence  required by the research-intensive education environment of University of Washington Bothell. The DRSCA recipient will receive an honorarium, is recognized at spring commencement and is honored at the UW Bothell Faculty Recognition Reception. The recipient will be asked to provide a campus-wide presentation of their work as well as a presentation for first-year students.

Selection Process

The selection process will be facilitated by the VCAA office. Nominations will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the VCAA that will include faculty members from each School or Program. The committee will communicate with the VCAA the names of the top nominees along with a recommendation for the award recipient. Finalists will receive a letter of recognition and be announced to the UWB community. The award recipient will be approved by the Chancellor and a public talk will be scheduled for spring quarter.

Criteria for Selection

  • Distinction in or contribution to their scholarly field;
  • Significant impact on communities, whether local, national, or global;
  • Significant impact on UW Bothell research communities (e.g.., undergraduate research, interdisciplinary search projects, or leadership in a research center or broad research initiative).

Nominations will be solicited from faculty, staff, students, and community partners by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. 

Nominations should include at least a one-page letter that outlines the ways in which the nominee has provided distinction in one or more aspects of the criteria for the award, emphasizing significant accomplishments in recent years. Evidence of accomplishment should be considered. Such evidence could include: publications, citations, or reviews; external awards (federal or foundation funding, Fulbright, etc.); regional, national, or international recognition (professional or community awards), media coverage, demonstrated impact on UWB students or research initiatives, election or appointment to significant organizations based on scholarly or creative achievements.

Nominations for the 2020 DRSCA are closed

Past recipients