Auburn University Award and Recognition Programs

Presidential Awards for Interdisciplinary Research (PAIR)

he Presidential Awards for Interdisciplinary Research (PAIR) program supports ideas that foster creativity, facilitate collaboration, and assist Auburn University in reaching new levels of distinction.  PAIR funds interdisciplinary research teams for up to 3 years.  Teams are expected to define an integrated interdisciplinary research effort distinguished by intellectual excellence and driven by a clear vision of fundamental scholarly advances, innovative discoveries, or technological developments having broad economic and societal impact.  PAIR is intended for investigators who seek to enhance their external research sponsorship through multiple, interdisciplinary collaborations. 


Intramural Grants Program

The purpose of the Auburn University Intramural Grants Program (IGP) is to grow the research enterprise and enhance creative work and scholarship at Auburn University through increasing extramural funding and high-quality scholarly and creative work. Faculty participating in research in areas such as but not limited to the STEM disciplines, the social sciences, creative work and scholarship (including the visual, performing, literary and liberal arts), professional disciplines related to applied design, engineering and building construction, and other professional disciplines including veterinary medicine, pharmacy, nursing, education and business are encouraged to apply.


Creative Research & Scholarship Awards

The Creative Research and Scholarship Awards were created to recognize the research achievements and contributions of Auburn University faculty through the presentation of two annual awards. These awards are presented to faculty who have distinguished themselves through research, scholarly works, and/or creative contributions to their fields.


Research & Economic Development Advisory Board Advancement of Research & Scholarship Achievement Award

The intent of the Research and Scholarship Achievement Award is to recognize high quality, competitive, research and scholarly activity that exemplifies and advances Auburn’s research and scholarship mission. The award is a grant of university funds to be used to support the awardee’s research and/or scholarly activities.  This award is recognized as Auburn’s most prestigious research and scholarship award.


Launch Innovation Award

LAUNCH proposals must be defined as applied and not basic (pure) research. Proposals will adhere to a submission process which identifies the technology readiness level for the project along with pertinent information regarding market assessment, commercial viability, milestone schedule and budget required. Grant proposals will be screened for compliance with defined selection criteria identified by the OVPRED. 


SEC Faculty Travel Grant Program (External Funding)

The Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Research announces a call for applications for the Auburn University SEC Faculty Travel Grant Program.  Up to $10,000 is available in travel grants for the 2016-2017 academic year to be distributed among faculty who are selected for these awards.


SURA Distinguished Scientist Award (External Funding)

In 2006, the SURA Board of Trustees established two SURA Distinguished Service Awards: the Distinguished Scientist Award and the Distinguished Friend of Science Award. These are presented to individuals who have worked to support the SURA mission “to advance collaborative research and to strengthen the scientific capabilities of its members and nation.” (Awards come with a cash honorarium.)