George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Distinguished Scientific Research


The Rieveschl Award for Distinguished Scientific Research was created through the generosity of Dr. George Rieveschl. The award recognizes a member of the faculty for professional achievement in science. It is given for a specific research, or the entire canon of one’s accomplishment. The emphasis is on research achievement at this institution. Winners of the award will be selected by the Awards Committee of the Fellows of the Graduate School. The Committee will assess whether the candidate’s research has significantly influenced science in the particular field.

Note: The Rieveschl Award for Scholarly and/or Creative Works is administered by a separate faculty committee under the auspices of the Faculty Senate.


Important evaluation criteria in the selection process include:

  • Research merit and its impact on the field.
  • Attainment of national and international recognition for superior scholarship through archival publications, continued creativity over a sustained period of time, professional activities, including editorial activity for reputable national and international journals and academic awards of the candidate.
  • Professional status of the individuals providing supporting letters.

Nominations and Award Procedures

An individual may nominate himself/herself or be nominated by someone else via the nomination form (docx). All nominations (including re-submissions) should be fully documented and include evidence of the value or impact of the nominee’s work. CV’s should not exceed 10 pages, and should not include abstracts. It is the responsibility of the nominator to supply supporting letters. Inside letters of support are limited to three, and letters from outside are limited to three. Letters from outside the University community are especially valuable. Each reference letter should not exceed 2 pages. When a candidate’s name is re-submitted, the nominator can simply update the previous nomination in the new format.

Note: The complete nomination package, not exceeding a total of 20 pages, must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file, or it will be returned to the nominator.


The deadline for nominations for the 2017 Rieveschl Award for Distinguished Scientific Research is noon, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Nominations should be submitted in PDF format by email to:

Litsa Kranias
Awards Committee of the Fellows of the Graduate School
UC E-mail:
Phone: 513-558-2377 or 558-2327