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Presidential Impact Fellows

About

President Young initiated the concept of the new titles and their strategic imperative at his 2017 “State of the University” address, calling on the students, faculty, staff, former students and partners of Texas A&M to embrace grand challenges, commit to core values and embody the unique “can-do” spirit that distinguishes Texas Aggies in service through education.
 
The award winners are identified by their college and dean and confirmed by the academic leadership. Each is considered to be a candidate for continued, or new, national and international acclaim.
 
“This honor is clear recognition of the excellence of these faculty in their scholarly endeavors. They are among the nation’s very best and will continue for many years to make transformational impacts that reach far beyond the walls of Texas A&M.” - Carol Fierke, Provost 2017 - 2020.
 
Current Guidelines: 2021 PIF Guidelines
 

Selection Committee Makeup

Nominating units will determine their own processes for selecting nominees, but candidates should be evaluated by faculty who themselves possess distinguished records. A Provost review committee will review nominees and may eliminate any who do not meet the criteria.
  1. Eligibility: Tenured faculty who have not been full professors for more than two years.
  2. Demonstrated potential for future recognition by distinguished awards and honors.
  3. Not already a recipient of highly prestigious national and international recognitions (including but not limited to Wolf Prize, Nobel Prize, ACLS Fellowships, Guggenheim Fellowships, NEH Fellowship, or membership in the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine, or Engineering; see links below).
 

Selection Process

Colleges will determine their own processes for selecting nominees, but candidates should be evaluated by faculty who themselves possess distinguished records. 

NEW THIS YEAR: A Provost’s review committee will review nominees and may eliminate those who do not meet the criteria.

Please email nomination packages to awardsprograms@tamu.edu.