Texas Tech University

President's Emerging Engaged Scholarship Award


The President's Emerging Engaged Scholarship Award recognizes a TTU faculty member or a faculty-staff team for a relatively new project or activity that demonstrates high potential for the advancement of engaged scholarship. The project or activity shows outstanding promise for having a significant impact on communities* and the university. The award recipient(s) must have a demonstrated interest in the need or issue that the project or activity seeks to address and, at a minimum, will have laid the foundation for the work and established relationships with partnering organizations.

The award carries a monetary prize of $1,500. Funds may go to an individual or a project team. The award recipient(s) will be recognized at Texas Tech's annual Engaged Scholarship Symposium as well as the annual Faculty Honors Convocation.

* Note: "Communities" are broadly defined as any group of people affiliated by shared characteristics (such as geographical proximity, special interests, similar circumstances, needs, or values). 


The President's Emerging Engaged Scholarship Award recognizes a faculty member or a team of faculty-staff members at any stage of their career who have demonstrated outstanding promise in engaged scholarship with the development of a relatively new project or activity that

  • applies disciplinary expertise and scholarship to an important problem or larger societal issue;
  • reflects a high level of involvement and partnership with members of external communities;
  • shows high potential for long-term impact, achievement, and scholarship; and
  • has a strong likelihood that it can be sustained with internal and/or external funding.


  • Eligible projects or activities must be led by a TTU faculty member or group of TTU faculty members and must include at least one non-academic community partner.
  • By the application due date, the lead faculty member(s) involved in the project must
  • have been continuously employed as benefits-eligible faculty for at least 1.5 years;
  • have begun their engagement initiative during their employment with TTU;
  • be in compliance with all training and employment requirements for the university and state; and
  • not have received the award in the past two years. 


To apply, click the Apply button below to submit through our InfoReady site. You will be asked to sign in with your eRaider credentials, then scroll down and click on "2024 President's Emerging Engaged Scholarship Award."

Note: To submit a proposal Non-TTU presenters must “Register” for a user account. TTU employees will be able to log-in with their e-raider username and password. Once logged-in, select “2024 President's Emerging Engaged Scholarship Award" from the title listing and follow the guidelines. 

Deadline for applications: 2024 awards deadline has passed.



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