Harry Reid Silver State Research Award

The prestigious Harry Reid Silver State Research Award was created in 2001 to honor longtime Nevada Senator Harry Reid and to recognize faculty who have performed research that is both highly regarded and responsive to the needs of the community and state. The award carries a $10,000 stipend.

The award is open to full-time tenured faculty members who are engaged in significant research that meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • Directly and positively affects the economic growth and development of Nevada;
  • Addresses a pressing social need in the community and/or region;
  • Demonstrably advances significant scholarship in an academic field of knowledge.

This award is presented by the President at the annual Faculty Recognition Ceremony held in the Spring.

The call for nominations is announced in the winter each year. For more information, contact Althea Sheets, Awards Manager, althea.sheets@unlv.edu, 702-895-1880.

Call for Nominations and Application Process List of Past Recipients