International Service Award


To recognize Iowa State faculty for outstanding international service in terms of teaching, research, or administration, within the United States or abroad.


Any faculty member, including administrative officials with faculty rank. Former recipients of the award are not eligible. Recipients must be Iowa State employees at the time of the University Awards Ceremony.

Nature of the award:

$2,500 one-time stipend

Number of awards:



Significant and sustained contributions to the internationalization of Iowa State University; evidence of excellence and impact in scholarship related to position description, including where applicable, research and outreach of international dimensions, infusing international perspectives in teaching, and international service.

Guidelines for Submitting Nominations for the International Service Award

  1. Completed nomination cover page for faculty: 
  2. Updated curriculum vita of no more than twenty-five (25) pages
  3. One (1) letter of support external to Iowa State
  4. Two (2) letters of support from faculty, staff, or administration, internal to Iowa State
  5. Statement of justification of no more than five-hundred (500) words that includes the following:
    • How the nominee's qualifications relate to the award criteria and why the nominee is deserving of the award
  6. When the file is prepared, nominators must submit their nominations to their college by the college deadline. When the college is ready to submit their nominations, the college awards coordinator must upload the nominations to the appropriate college folder on CyBox. If you do not have access to your college's folder on CyBox, please contact Kati Gorman,

Nominations are reviewed by the college before submission to the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. If colleges submit more than one application, the nominations should be rank ordered. No more than two applications should be submitted from each college. Award recipients and their nominator, department chair, dean, or supervisor are notified by May 1. Colleges receive feedback on unsuccessful nominations by July 1.


Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost deadline:

 February 10

College Deadlines

For questions about award eligibility, contact: 
Ann Marie VanDerZanden
Associate Provost for Academic Programs,

For questions about award submission, contact: 
Kati Gorman