The Office of Research is accepting nominations for the Innovator of the Year award. Nominations can be submitted prior to the March 15th deadline.
The Innovator of the Year award recognizes up to two individual UC Davis faculty or staff members, or teams (that may include UC Davis faculty, students, and staff) whose inventive, innovative or entrepreneurial activities have had a measurable societal impact in 2020, or those whose activities or achievements in the last year have a very strong potential to make a significant impact in the future. This award is open to all academic disciplines, including social sciences, humanities, law, business, life sciences, physical sciences, medicine, computational sciences, and other areas of research and academic study. Up to two awards will be presented and recipients will receive a cash award of up to $10,000, which can be applied to further their research or innovative activities. Anyone at UC Davis can nominate an individual or team for the Innovator of the Year award. Self-nominations will not be accepted for these awards.
The UC Davis Chancellor’s Innovation Awards are designed to recognize faculty members, community partners, and innovative leaders for their success in developing new technologies, making a societal impact, or driving innovations based on university research or academic endeavors in the preceding calendar year. These innovators play an essential role in the translation of university research to improve the lives of others and address the needs of our global society.