The college and university believe in celebrating the accomplishments of our outstanding faculty and staff members, students and alumni. Below are nomination forms and deadlines for a variety of awards presented throughout the year. Administrators, faculty, staff and students may nominate colleagues, teachers and students for the following annual awards.

  • College of Design Academic Advising Award ($1,000 and framed certificate)
  • Polster Family Teaching Award ($1,000 and framed certificate)
  • Faculty/Staff Research Award ($1,000 and framed certificate)
  • Outreach/Public Service Award ($1,000 and framed certificate)
  • P&S Staff Award for Extraordinary Performance ($1,000 and framed certificate)
  • Faculty Award for Extraordinary Performance ($1,000 and framed certificate)
  • Graduate Assistant Award for Extraordinary Performance (certificate)
  • Undergraduate Assistant Award for Extraordinary Performance (certificate)

The nomination form can be found below and should be completed by Friday, January 13, 2023.

University Award Nominations

A number of prestigious awards for faculty, staff, students and alumni are presented by Iowa State University each year. Calls for nominations come from various units in the University and links can be found below. Please submit your nominations for university faculty and staff awards via email to Amy Bannister ( by Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, or deliver hard copies to them in 146 Design by then so the relevant college councils and committees will know who is being nominated and can provide support for your nomination(s). College deadlines are intentionally set earlier than the administering units’ deadlines to allow for internal review, ranking and recommendation.