UW Bothell Awards

DRSCA Information

The Distinguished Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity award (DRSCA) is intended to recognize the significant scholarly and creative accomplishments of UW Bothell faculty. 

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 that are required by the research intensive education environment of University of Washington Bothell. The DRSCA recipient will receive an honorarium of $5,000, 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 his-her work as well as a presentation for first-year students.

Criteria for consideration for this award include:

  1. Distinction in or contribution to his/her scholarly field;
  2. Significant impact on communities, whether local, national, or global;
  3. 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 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.

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 will 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.

Nominations for the 2019 DRSCA award are due by 5:00 p.m., December 14, 2018.


Past recipients:

2018 Pierre D. Mourad, School of STEM
2017 Jeanne Heuving, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
2016 Jennifer McLoud-Mann, School of STEM
2015 P. K. Sen, School of Business
2014 Dan Jaffe, School of STEM