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.
For all other IANR Awards, the nomination deadline is
October 1, 2019
For more information on the University-wide faculty awards coordinated by Central Administration (IDEA, ORCA, OTICA, UDTA), visit their recognition and awards website .
All Past Award Winners: List by IANR department and date
In recognition of an employee who goes above and beyond their job responsibilities
Award : $750
Eligibility : Permanent IANR office/service or managerial/professional (.50 FTE or more). Employee cannot be on corrective probation. The OEA can be received once every 5 years.
In recognition of outstanding service to the University of Nebraska
Award : $150
: The Board of Regents recognize full-time employees for outstanding service to the University of Nebraska. All past IANR Outstanding Employee Award recipients are eligible for nomination.
In recognition of outstanding employees who maintain a high level of exemplary service to the university.
Award : $1000
: Permanent IANR office/service or managerial/professional (.50 FTE or more) with 20 or more years of service to the university. Employee cannot be on corrective probation. Nominees should consistently demonstrate high-quality performance, project a commitment toward excellence in the quality of daily work, inspire a "teamwork attitude," contribute to high-staff morale, and use sound judgment in the exercise of duties.
In recognition of outstanding employees who demonstrate servant leadership in a way that inspires collaboration and excellence, and elevates the performance of others.
Award : $1000
Eligibility : Full time IANR employees in office/service or managerial/professional roles. Employee cannot be on corrective probation.
In recognition of a meritorious faculty member for unique contribution in teaching, research, or extension education
Award : $2000
Eligibility : Faculty member who has not yet been awarded tenure or who is not in a tenure track position; e.g. equivalent rank faculty, lecturers, extension educators, who have demonstrated unique contributions in teaching, research, or extension education.
In recognition of innovative faculty members, or a team lead by faculty, in the areas of teaching, research and extension education
Award : $2500 (or $5000 per team)
Eligibility : IANR faculty, or a team lead by a faculty, who has demonstrated exceptional abilities and innovation in the areas of teaching, research, or extension education.