Ag Research Award General Information
The annual Purdue Agricultural Research Award consists of a plaque, a $1,500 honorarium funded by earnings in the Charles Guthrie Patterson Memorial Endowment and Matthew Morgan Hamilton Funds, and $10,000 for the recipient’s research program. Agricultural Research at Purdue has presented this award annually since 1982.
Department heads and faculty may nominate deserving candidates with less than 18 years experience beyond the Ph.D.
- Nomination documents should clearly and concisely describe significant accomplishments and the impact of the person's research. A statement from the department head is highly recommended.
- Four supporting letters are required, including two from well-recognized peers in the field from outside Purdue University. It is particularly important to show how the candidate's research satisfies the three primary criteria: excellence in research; application of scientific principles to the solution of an important research problem; and significant contributions to agriculture, natural resources, or quality of life of Indiana citizens.
- Nomination Format
Nomination cover letter – the nominator should present factors that give validity and support to the nomination. It is important to compile the best possible document. Nominators may be department heads or faculty. However, a statement from the department head is highly recommended.
1. Concise Summary (a paragraph or list) describing major achievements and impacts
2. Academic Record (educational background)
3. Faculty Appointments (rank, date)
4. Memberships in professional societies and organizations, editorial boards, grants panels, etc.
5. Awards and honors received
6. List of publications in the following categories:
a. Refereed journal papers (including impact factors, citation indices), book chapters, and books
c. Other technical publications, including published proceedings
d. Published abstracts
e. Invitational papers presented
7. Research grants and contracts
8. Students and postdoctorates advised
C. Statement of research contribution – Limit to two pages. Describe the nominee’s significant accomplishments and the impact of the person’s research. Explain how the nominee’s work has contributed to agriculture, natural resources, or quality of life of Indiana citizens. The latter should be interpreted broadly, as the research undertaken may not have an immediate or direct impact on agriculture, natural resources, and quality of life.
D. Supporting letters–There should be four supporting letters, including two from well-recognized peers in the field from outside Purdue University. These should cover how the person’s research accomplishments impact the field or discipline.
- Nominations for the 2016 Award must be submitted electronically to Wendy Madore (firstname.lastname@example.org) by by February 5, 2016.
2015 Nate Mosier, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
2014 Shihuan Kuang, Animal Sciences
2013 Mario Ferruzi, Food Science
2012 Indrajeet Chaubey, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
2011 Andrew DeWoody, Forestry and Natural Resources
2010 Lisa Mauer, Food Science
2009 Daniel Szymanski, Agronomy
2008 Rabi Mohtar, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
2007 Gerald Shively, Agricultural Economics
2006 Dirk Maier, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
2005 Natalia Dudareva, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
2004 Michael Spurlock, Animal Sciences
2003 Arun Bhunia, Food Science
2002 K.G. Raghothama, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
2001 Clint Chapple, Biochemistry
2000 Bruce Hamaker, Food Science
1999 Sally A. Mackenzie, Agronomy
1998 Bernard Engle, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
1997 S. Suzanne Nielsen, Food Science
1996 Allan P. Schinckel, Animal Sciences
1995 Thomas W. Hertel, Agricultural Economics
1994 W. Randy Woodson, Horticulture
1993 Jeffrey Volenec, Agronomy
1992 Mark A. Diekman, Animal Sciences
1991 Nicholas C. Carpita, Botany and Plant Pathology
1990 Martin Okos, Agricultural Engineering
1989 Phillip C. Abbott, Agricultural Economics
1988 Peter E. Dunn, Entomology
1985 Michael R. Ladisch, Agricultural Engineering
1984 Wallace Tyner, Agricultural Economics
1983 John H. Cushman, Agronomy
1982 Robert L. Thompson, Agricultural Economics