Award programs - Internal awards and guidelines


EACPHS Teaching Excellence Award

Nomination deadline: May 15, 2021

The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Teaching Excellence Award recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions to teaching. For the academic year 2020-21, two awards will be given: one in Pharmacy and one in Health Sciences. Each of the awards will include a cash prize of $1,000.

These awards will be presented to outstanding faculty who, to an exceptionally high degree, demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of their subject, superior classroom performance, and high educational standards; communicate their subject matter accurately, clearly, and effectively; generate enthusiasm and respect for learning; motivate their students to excel; and are accessible to students. Consideration also will be given to innovative instructional practices, impact on teaching at Wayne State University, and contributions to advancing teaching in their field.

All full-time and part-time faculty members who have taught for at least three consecutive years at the college are eligible. 

Nominations must be submitted by the department chair using the attached form.

Nomination packets must include the following:

  1. A letter of nomination from the department chair or program director
  2. A current copy of the nominee's signed and dated WSU professional record or curriculum vitae
  3. A summary of the nominee's Student Evaluation of Teaching data (listed in bullet form; not the
  4. forms) or another department/program approved student evaluation data for the last three years
  5. The Teaching Excellence Award application cover page, signed by both the nominee (not required) and department chair.

Submit nominations in a single PDF file via email to Marissa Rossman by May 15, 2021. Award recipients will be notified by June 15, 2021.

The recipients of the awards will be selected by an ad-hoc committee consisting of Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Mary Clark, Associate Dean of Health Sciences Peter Frade, Associate Dean of Pharmacy Rich Lucarotti and Interim Dean Cathy Lysack. Starting in 2022, the two most recent winners will serve on the committee for one cycle.


Faculty Research Recognition Awards

This award is directed at faculty who have a distinguished track record of research contributions while a member of EACPHS over the past five years. Faculty receiving the award are expected to have had a significant impact in their research area.


Junior Faculty Research Recognition Awards

Within the college, junior faculty are defined as those who are within the first six years of starting their independent career at the college. This award is specifically for junior faculty who are already producing research accomplishments through their efforts within the college.


WSU Applebaum Prism Prize for Innovation in Teaching Award

One award of $1,500 will be made to a faculty member who exemplifies the principles of service-learning and its impact. 


Wayne State University Awards    

The university solicits proposals from time to time for various awards for graduate students, post-docs and faculty research proposals. These awards are made on a competitive basis and sometimes require matching funds from the college or the applicant. 

Internal Award Deadlines and Program Announcements

Faculty Competition for Post-doctoral Fellows

Bridge Funding Program

University Research Grants Program

Grants Boost

Pre-submission Review Program

Potential Grant Editors

Funder Consultation Program

Award for Graduate Students Who Obtain External Support

Tuition Incentive Program

Award for Graduate Students who Compete for Fellowships

For more details, see the WSU Division of Research website.