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 theirrecognition and awards website.
In recognition of outstanding employees who maintain a high level of exemplary service to the university.
Eligibility: 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.
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents Kudos Award
In recognition of outstanding service to the University of Nebraska
Eligibility: The Board of Regents recognizes full-time employees for outstanding service to the University of Nebraska. Only past IANR Outstanding Employee Award recipients are eligible for nomination.
In recognition of a meritorious faculty member for unique contribution in teaching, research, or extension education
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.