Decker Scholar Award

Award

Elmer Decker, recipient of an honorary doctorate of science from UNT, established the Decker Scholar Award to recognize outstanding research in the natural sciences, computational sciences, or technology at the University of North Texas. The recipient holds the title Decker Scholar and receives the earnings from the endowment during a two-year award period given every other year.

Eligibility

All full-time, tenure-track and tenured faculty members in science and technology. Previous recipients of the Decker Scholar Award are not eligible for nomination for at least four years.

Selection Criteria

Based on the submitted evidence documenting the recipient's research excellence.

Selection Committe

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Research and Innovation will recommend a recipient to the President, based on submitted documentation.

Selection Process

A call for nominees sent out every odd year to all science and technology department chairs. Each chair may submit up to two nominations for faculty from their department. Nominations must include an up-to-date vita and a letter from the chair giving evidence of research excellence. The selection committee will recommend one recipient to the President, based on the submitted documentation. We will announce the recipient at the annual Fall Faculty Success Banquet.

Use of Funds

Award recipients may use designated funds at their discretion to enhance and further their research activities.

Past Recipients

Year

Faculty Member

Department

2015-2017

No Award Presented N/A

2013-2015

Angela Wilson

Chemistry

2011-2013

No Award Presented

 N/A

2009-2011

Paolo Grigolini

Physics

2007-2009

Thomas Cundari

Chemistry

2005-2007

Zhibing Hu

Physics

2003-2005

Jeff Kelber

Chemistry

2001-2003

R. Daniel Mauldin

Mathematics

1999-2001

Alan Marchland

Chemistry

1997-1999

Sam Atkinson

Biological Sciences