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Marshall University Distinguished Artists and Scholars Award (MU-DASA)

** Applications accepted until February 27, 2014 **

The purpose of this award is to recognize distinction in the fields of artistic and scholarly activity on the part of Marshall University faculty.

Type and Number of Awards

Up to three individual awards and one team award will be given yearly at the Spring General Faculty meeting.

Individual Awards

THREE awards for individual faculty members:

Senior faculty recipients will be given $2,000 each, whereas the junior faculty recipient will be given $1,000. These awards shall be given only when candidates' applications are judged to be of significant merit by the DASA Committee.

Team Award

ONE team award may be given each year. The award shall be given only when a candidate team's application is judged to be of significant merit. A team shall constitute at least two faculty who hold tenured or tenure-track appointments at Marshall University and who have worked together on the same activity. Faculty may only be considered for one award (individual or team) for a body of work.

An amount of $2,000 will be given to the team award winners (to be dividied equally among the team members).


To be eligible for consideration for the above awards a faculty member must be either tenured or hold a tenure-track appointment at the rank indicated for each of the awards. A significant portion of the artistic and/or scholarly work shall have been completed while at Marshall University.

General Guidelines

All applications must be written, dated, and submitted electronically to the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The contact person is Dr. Sherri Smith (Phone: 304-696- 5268, email: A completed application must include the following:

Specific Criteria

The following criteria will be applied in the selection of an award recipient:

Artistic Criteria

Scholarly Criteria

General Information for both Artistic and Scholarly applicants