The President’s Award for National and State Leadership honors an individual faculty member who has provided sustained, dedicated and influential leadership and service in major national or state capacities. Nominees for this award should be serving, or have recently served, on a federal or state advisory committee, as a senior level fellow at federal or state agencies or on an Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement, or in other similar capacities that requires personal effort that exceeds their role within typical university scholarship or research efforts expected by the academy.
The President’s Award for Public Impact recognizes an individual faculty member who has carried out the mission of the university by actively addressing significant challenges in local, state, national, or global communities. Nominees should be an individual who has brought their expertise to bear in cooperation with other governmental and non-governmental actors to combat issues in the public health, educational, judicial, environmental, or related spheres, and that requires personal effort that exceeds their role within typical university scholarship or research efforts expected by the academy.
2021 Award Winners
Two faculty members, Marisa C. Eisenberg and H. Luke Shaefer, were recognized with the University of Michigan President’s Awards for Public Engagement at an in-person ceremony on April 11 for their commitment and contributions to significantly impact society through national and state leadership service and their efforts to address the challenges our communities face every day. Read the full story »
Travel support funding for faculty members
Additionally, the Office of the President awards funds to support faculty travel for public engagement activities.
This funding is intended for any faculty member who has been invited to share their expertise at the national level and where travel funding is not otherwise provided. Such activities might include expert testimony to Congress, leadership service for a federal agency, on national boards of professional societies, or involvement in other national leadership and advisory positions.
For more information on the travel awards, or to apply, please visit the National Service Engagement Faculty Travel Support page.