Faculty Award for Global Impact

The Faculty Award for Global Impact recognizes international achievements and demonstrated excellence related to global engagement.

The Award

Each year the College presents one Faculty Award for Global Impact. Each award includes a $2,000 unrestricted personal award, $1,000 to the appropriate department or administrative unit to support the recipient’s program, and a commemorative award.


Nominees must be a member of the faculty who holds a full-time appointment with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has a paid appointment in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences for the academic year in which the award will be presented.

Individuals on disability, sabbatical leave, and leave without pay are also eligible. Members of the faculty who are full-time administrators are not eligible for the award. 

A faculty member may receive each award only once. If an issue arises concerning the eligibility for an award, the issue will be decided by the appropriate associate dean and policy committee chair, depending upon the award for which the nomination has been made.


The nominee must be declared eligible by the unit head. Each department may only nominate one nominee per award. The nomination must be submitted electronically by the department contact before the nomination deadline.

Nomination packets must include all materials described below in a single PDF and should be formatted in at least 11-point Calibri or equivalent font; single-spaced; and 1-inch margins. Please follow this outline when submitting a nomination: 

1. Nomination cover sheet: (you must download the form from Box to complete it). The coversheet includes biographical and statistical information including education, employment record, and relevant affiliations. 

2. Letter of nomination: The letter of nomination must be co-signed by the nominator and the unit head. The letter should include major contributions, including teaching, research, and/or outreach contributions related to global engagement and describe their significance. Contributions to unit and college goals of diversity, equity and inclusion should be noted (six page maximum).

3. Curriculum vitae

4. Letters of support: No more than three letters of support from individuals other than the nominator, such as past or present colleagues or collaborators. One letter must be from a current ACES faculty/staff member (two page maximum).


Nominees will be evaluated on their achievements and contributions to areas of teaching, research, and outreach related to global engagement and exceptional and innovative leadership in international activities that go beyond individual program responsibilities. The award recipient will be an individual whose contributions to ACES-related disciplines have global impact. Award recipient will be selected by the appropriate college level advisory/policy committee appointed from the college faculty. The chair of the selection committee, in consultation with its members, shall develop guidelines for the committee’s operation.

The selection committee may decide against granting an award if no meritorious candidate has been nominated. The selection committee shall submit its recommendations for a recipient to the dean. The dean shall notify the recipient, the appropriate associate dean, and unit head.