Distinguished University Professorships

The University is served well by recognizing the most outstanding members of their community. This award will recognize sustained excellence in scholarship over a substantial career at Western. Scholarship is broadly defined to include research and teaching, but cannot exclude either, as well as contributions to service to the community. The Distinguished University Professorship will recognize sustained excellence as a complete scholar, and will fulfill the commitment in Making Choices to develop a program of recognition for Faculty.

Program Guidelines

Subject Areas

All Areas of Research


January 31

Grant Amount


Application Method

Nominations should include a letter describing the nominee's qualifications for the award, the nominee's curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of reference. The letters of reference should be from arm's length individuals who are recognized authorities in the nominee's fields of scholarship, and who can speak to the nominee's achievements in teaching, research and service. Nominations should be sent to:

The Office of the Vice-Provost (Policy, Planning & Faculty)

Room 138 Stevenson -Lawson Building

The University of Western Ontario

Indirect costs are not supported by this program.


The Distinguished University Professorships internal adjudication and selection process is managed by University Secretariat see guidelines above for further details. 

Western Contact(s)

The Office of the Vice-Provost (Policy, Planning & Faculty)
Room 138, Stevenson Lawson Building
The University of Western Ontario
519-661-3110 x 83109