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Regents Distinguished Research Award

Office of the Vice President for Research

The Regents Distinguished Research Award (RDRA) recognizes excellence in research at Oklahoma State University.

The term research includes all creative scholarly activities. Recipients are selected based on outstanding and meritorious achievements. The candidates must demonstrate a distinguished record of past and continuing excellence in research and be clearly recognized nationally and internationally. 

The program includes one award per college, except the College of Arts and Sciences, which has two.  Along with University recognition, awardees earn a $2,000 permanent increase in annual salary plus associated fringe benefits.


“Research excellence is the hallmark of a great land-grant university,” said Kenneth Sewell, OSU’s vice president for research. “These honorees each year are great examples of the amazing impact our faculty have on their disciplines and society at large, not to mention the transformative effect they have on their students here on campus.”


For more detailed information, download the RDRA guidelines from the left menu.