Texas Tech University

President's Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Award


The President's Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Award recognizes Texas Tech faculty or faculty-staff teams for an exemplary project or activity that addresses an important community need and/or creates solutions to larger societal issues based on mutually beneficial partnerships with communities. "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 award is bestowed for a longer-term project or activity and recognizes the depth and scope of the university-community partnerships involved as well as the profound resulting impacts on both the community and the university (faculty, staff, or students). The award will go to the highest ranked faculty-led project/activity in each of the following categories: Community Engaged Research, Community Engaged Creative Activity, Community Engaged Teaching or Community Engaged Service. 

*For further definitions and examples of scholarly activities that may fall into these categories, click here

The award carries a monetary prize of $2,000 per category. Funds may go to an individual or a project team. The award recipients will be recognized as at Texas Tech's annual Engaged Scholarship Symposium as well as the annual Faculty Honors Convocation. 

(Note: One of the winning projects may be selected as TTU's entry for APLU's W.K. Kellogg/C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Awards Program.)


The President's Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Awards Program recognizes an individual faculty member or teams of faculty members for a project or activity that meets the following criteria: 

  • It is designed to address a community need or larger societal issue;
  • It is developed and sustained through reciprocal partnership between faculty and members of external communities;
  • It benefits the lives of individuals, families, and/or communities as well as positively impacts the university (faculty, staff, and/or students); and 
  • It applies or creates both discipline - and community-based knowledge and practices that are communicated to academic and/or public audiences through scholarly publications, presentations, or public scholarship. 


  1. 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.
  2. By the application due date, the lead faculty member(s) involved in the project must 
  • be in compliance with all training and employment requirements for the university and state;
  • been continuously employed at TTU as benefits-eligible employees for at least three full years; and
  • not have received the award in the past two years.


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

Deadline for applications: February 21, 2024



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