George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Distinguished Scientific Research

Nomination Deadline: November 20, 2023


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 specific research, or the entire canon of one’s accomplishment with an emphasis on research achievement at the University of Cincinnati. 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.

Criteria and Eligibility

  • 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, 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 

Recognition and Award

Recipients are recognized at the UC Faculty Awards Ceremony and receive an engraved plaque and a cash prize of $2,000.


When a candidate’s name is re-submitted, the nominator can simply update the previous nomination in the new format.  

Nomination and Submission Guidelines

Nomination Submission Deadline

Monday, November 20, 2023

Nomination Package Submission Process

Nomination Package Required Contents

  • The complete nomination package should not exceed a total of 20 pages 
  • All nominations should be fully documented and include evidence of the value or impact of the nominee’s work 
  • CVs 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 
    • Letters from outside are limited to three 
    • Letters from outside the University community are especially valuable 
    • Each reference letter should not exceed 2 pages