Douglas C. Basil Award

The Douglas C. Basil Awards celebrate the valuable contributions of retired faculty in higher education. Two awards at $5,000 each will be given for a special project or research.

Similar to’s purpose prize, each prize is intended to fund a retired faculty’s current or future purposeful project. Those projects that exemplify contributions towards the greater good, giving back and/or innovation are more likely to be considered. The awards may be taxable.

Submission Criteria:
• Fill out the online Application Form
• Upload your CV, Resume, or Bio
• Provide a short essay indicating the purpose, description, value and outcomes of the project and how the funds will be used
• Recommendation: type up all the information required in a word document and paste into the form as you cannot go back later to revise

Applications are now closed for the 2020 cycle

Requirements if Selected:
It is the responsibility of the awardee to write an article for the EC newsletter (approximately 150 to 250 words) and give a 10 to 15 minute presentation at a RFA or an Emeriti Center event. These two requirements must be completed between six and 18 months after receiving the monetary award in January.

The selection process will be managed by members of the Emeriti Center Executive Committee, Retired Faculty Association and the Office of the Vice Provost of Academic and Faculty Affairs.