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Nutrien Distinguished Scholar of Agricultural Sciences

Nominations due November 3, 2021


The College of Agricultural Sciences awards the honorific title of Nutrien Distinguished Scholar of Agricultural Sciences on a competitive basis to full professors who have excelled in teaching, research, or outreach/engagement, and whose work has demonstrated significant impact on their fields, students, college, University, and/or the public. Up to two appointments may be awarded in 2021 to professors who have generally served in rank in tenure- or research-track appointments for at least five years at Colorado State University or a peer university.

Eminent Scholars, Distinguished University Professors, or incumbents of endowed chairs or named professorships are not eligible for this award. Recipients will be awarded a $12,000 one-time grant to support their academic work. Individuals who are not chosen in the last round (2020) can be re-nominated in subsequent years.

Department heads may submit nominations of up to two Nutrien Distinguished Scholars of Agricultural Sciences. The nomination document should describe the candidate’s qualifications, give a detailed rationale for the nomination, and provide examples of the impact of the candidate’s efforts in all areas of their faculty duties, while emphasizing evidence of distinction. The nomination statement must be accompanied by a current CV for the nominee. Nominators should seek two external or internal evaluations of the nominee's work. An ad hoc committee consisting of five individuals will evaluate the applicants and make recommendations to the CAS Dean.

For more information on the Nutrien Distinguished Scholar of Agricultural Sciences, please refer to these guidelines.




Assemble nomination materials into a PDF in the order below:

  • Nomination statement (max 2 pages).
  • Two external or internal evaluation letters that describe the significance and impact of the nominee’s work (max 2 pages each; these should briefly highlight what makes this candidate’s accomplishments exceptional).
  • Nominee's curriculum vitae (max 10 pages), which should include documentation of: scholarship (e.g., publications, patents, invited presentations); teaching or student advising; Extension or outreach; awards and other recognitions; professional leadership and other service. Evidence for continued leadership and innovation should be included. It is expected that the documentation will vary with the individual nomination, to reflect the nominee’s appointment and areas of major

All of the above-mentioned documents (including the letters of evaluation) should be gathered into a single nomination pdf. Submit nomination PDF via e-mail by November 3, 2021, to Amy Bibbey ( Please type “NDPFA Nomination – [Last name of nominee]” into the subject line of the e-mail.

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