CVM Awards

CVM Award for Early-Career Achievement in Research

Purpose: To recognize a CVM faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in research unusually early in his or her professional career.

Eligibility: Tenured or tenure-track faculty who have had independent academic careers of less than 6 years and a minimum of two academic years of appointment as an ISU faculty member. An independent academic career is defined as the start of a tenure track-track position. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the College Awards Ceremony in late August.

Nature of the award: $500 one-time stipend, which will be paid to the award recipient in his/her paycheck.  Also, $5,000 from the Lloyd Program Mid and Early-Career Research Award will be provided to the award recipient to be used for research expenditures from November 1 to October 31.

Number of awards: One.

Criteria: Documented evidence of exemplary research/creative accomplishments as evaluated by peers and experts in their field. National and/or international recognition in the academic community. Evidence of a positive impact of their research/creative activity on their discipline. The candidates will be judged by the body of their work produced since the start of their independent academic career.

Selection process: Nominated by department (chair or award selection committee) and selected by the CVM Research Advisory Committee. A nominating letter highlighting the candidate’s credentials and a full curriculum vita (CV) are required. All documents should be submitted to dgieseke@iastate.edu by deadline listed in email announcement.

CVM Award for Mid-Career Achievement in Research

Purpose: To recognize CVM faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in research at the mid-career stage.

Eligibility: Tenured or tenure-track faculty who have had independent academic careers of 6-13 years and at least three years of employment at ISU. An independent academic career is defined as the start of a tenure track-track position. Recipients must be ISU employees at the time of the College Awards Ceremony in late August. Distinguished professors and administrators are not eligible for this award.

Nature of the award: $500 one-time stipend, which will be paid to the award recipient in his/her paycheck.  Also, $5,000 from the Lloyd Program Mid and Early-Career Research Award will be provided to the award recipient to be used for research expenditures from November 1 to October 31.

Number of awards: One.

Criteria: Documented evidence of exemplary research/creative accomplishments and impact of their work on their discipline as evaluated by peers and experts in their field. Significant national and international recognition in the academic community. Evidence of a positive impact of their mentorship and/or teaching on undergraduate students, graduate students, and/or postdoctoral associates. The candidates will be judged by the body of their work since the start of their independent academic career.

Selection process: Nominated by department (chair or award selection committee) and selected by the CVM Research Advisory Committee. A nominating letter highlighting the candidate’s credentials and a full curriculum vita (CV) are required. All documents should be submitted to All documents should be submitted to dgieseke@iastate.edu by deadline listed in email announcement.