The awards coordinated by the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources recognize faculty and staff members who advance the mission of the University in teaching, research, extension, and service.
We invite you to learn more about each award, past award recipients, and nomination information.
The Kudos Award nominations are accepted between February 1 - May 1, 2023.
The Faculty Awards nominations are accepted between April 1 - July 1, 2023. The faculty awards include the Omtvedt Innovation Awards and Dinsdale Family Faculty Award.
The Staff Awards nominations are accepted between July 1 - October 1, 2023. The staff awards include the Omtvedt Servant Leader, Exemplary Service, and Outstanding Employee awards.
For more information on the University-wide faculty awards coordinated by Central Administration (IDEA, ORCA, OTICA, UDTA), visit their recognition and awards website.
National Awards directory, resourcesNational Faculty Recognition and Awards
Outstanding Employee Award
In recognition of an employee who goes above and beyond their job responsibilities
Exemplary Service Award
In recognition of outstanding employees who maintain a high level of exemplary service to the university.
Omtvedt Servant Leader Award
In recognition of outstanding employees who demonstrate servant leadership in a way that inspires collaboration and excellence, and elevates the performance of others.
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents Kudos Award
In recognition of outstanding service to the University of Nebraska
Omtvedt Innovation Award
In recognition of innovative faculty members, or a team lead by faculty, in the areas of teaching, research and extension education
Dinsdale Family Faculty Award
In recognition of a meritorious faculty member for unique contribution in teaching, research, or extension education