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Staff Awards and Scholarships


College Faculty Awards

The College of Humanities celebrates our faculty’s exceptional contributions to research, teaching, and service. These recognitions underscore our commitment to fostering excellence and innovation within the humanities discipline.


Annual Calendar

Refer to each award’s official announcement for current information, including instructions, eligibility, and deadlines.


Approx. Deadline


Ramona W. Cannon Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities January Ramona Cannon Award Committee
Distinguished Faculty Service Award (College) April (1st Monday) Faculty Awards Committee
Distinguished Scholar in the Humanities April (1st Monday) Faculty Awards Committee
Rising Star in the Humanities April (1st Monday) Faculty Awards Committee
Robert A. Goldberg Endowed Faculty Prize in Humanities  April (1st Monday) Robert Goldberg Prize Committee

Staff Awards Summaries

Humanities Stellar Staff Award is awarded to a College of Humanities staff member who exemplifies excellence in service. If a college staff member has significantly helped you recently or goes above and beyond duty on a regular basis, we invite you to nominate them. Please email your nomination to with the subject line "Stellar Staff Nomination" and briefly tell us about the outstanding efforts of that person.

College Staff Excellence Award acknowledges one of the College of Humanities’ outstanding staff members for their exemplary service. This program was established to recognize the significant professional contributions by the College’s full-time staff who have been employed in the college for at least two years. Dean’s Office staff are ineligible. Nominations must include a letter of nomination detailing years of service and the strengths of the nominee, a letter of support from the nominee’s department chair or program director, and the nominee’s current resume. Additional letters of support from faculty, students, and peers are welcome. An email calling for nominations will be sent out in the Spring. Nominations are usually due in April. For more information, contact the Humanities Staff Council.

University Staff Excellence Awards recognizes superior service and ongoing contributions by the University of Utah's full-time and part-time staff employees. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate a staff member who meets the eligibility criteria. Nominations are usually due in late June. Learn more and submit nomination.


Staff Scholarship Programs

College Staff Professional Development Grant supports professional development expenses, such as conference attendance, registration, membership dues, or tuition/fees related to professional development. Non-academic staff in the College of Humanities are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis; specific deadlines will be announced. For more information, contact the Humanities Staff Council.

University Staff Professional Development Award supports and encourages continuing professional education and training for all University of Utah staff members. Each award may be up to $500. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed three times per year: September 15th, January 30th, and April 15th. Learn more and submit application.

Tom Loveridge Staff Scholarship is specifically for courses taught through the University of Utah and is awarded twice a year to a full-time staff member who exemplifies the service and dedication that Tom Loveridge personified. Each award may be up to $1,250. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed two times per year: January 15th and August 31st. Learn more and submit application.


Last Updated: 12/7/23