Participating Faculty Research

The Participating Faculty Research Achievement Award is intended to recognize research/scholarship accomplishments of non-tenure track faculty at Marquette University.  An award of $3,000 will be provided to a full-time participating faculty member based on their record of scholarly activity, preferably at Marquette University, within the past 5 years.

Applications will include a description of research/scholarship activities, curriculum vita, and one support letter. Completed applications are due by 4:30 pm CST on November 29, 2023 and should be emailed to

Final selection will be made by members of the University Committee on Research who will invite a participating faculty member to serve as an ad hoc member of the review committee. The nomination will be reviewed by faculty colleagues from across campus who may not be familiar with research/scholarship in any one area. A nontechnical description of the project is critical to communicating your ideas.

The support letter should come from the candidate’s dean, associate dean, or department chair (leaders may delegate the support letter to another colleague with deeper knowledge of the applicant’s field of study, if appropriate).  Check with your department or college office in advance to confirm procedures for procuring letter of support. The letter of support should provide context about the research accomplishments relative to others in their field (nationally and/or internationally). 

Awards will be distributed based on the following criteria:

Significance and innovation of the described program of research or scholarship

How has the program of research or research project(s) addressed an important problem or critical barrier in the field? Were the questions or approaches used novel and/or groundbreaking? Did the research address key gaps or introduce new ways of thinking about an issue or topic? How has the work contributed to and will continue to contribute to advancing knowledge in the applicant’s field of study?

Broader impacts

How has the research impacted the discipline and/or society. For example, the applicant may describe the ways in which the program of research or research project(s) has engaged with the community, underrepresented groups, and/or included students.

Application coming soon.

Application due date Tuesday, November 26, 2024