Internal research achievement awards

The KU Office of Research offers a number of internal research achievement awards that recognize faculty and staff accomplishments in research, scholarship and creative activity.

Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Award

First presented in 1982, the Higuchi Awards are designed to recognize significant research achievement conducted at the University of Kansas or another Regents institution.

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KU researcher Donna Ginther stands at a podium

Pegah Naemi Jimenez, left, talks with fellow KU researchers

KU Research Staff & Postdoctoral Achievement Award

These awards are intended to recognize the numerous contributions of unclassified professional staff and postdoctoral researchers to the research mission of KU, honoring outstanding individuals who have had a tangible impact in the research labs and projects in which they work.

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KU researcher Tyler Hicks explains his work to colleagues.

Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award  

Established in 2006, this award honors outstanding unclassified academic staff researchers whose work has had significant influence in their field and has expanded intellectual or societal insights.

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University Research Awards

As one of the nation’s leading research universities, KU has a special role in fostering a culture of research that addresses society's grand challenges. The University Research Awards celebrate KU's most outstanding researchers across the Lawrence and KU Medical Center campuses. Watch this video playlist to learn about the 2024 recipients.