University Awards
Recognising Excellence
About the Awards

The University Awards represent our highest tribute to excellence in educating and nurturing talent, advancing knowledge and fostering innovation, and contributing to country and society.

The University Award statuette is a dynamic figure racing forward with arms spread upwards. As if poised for flight, it is driven by a passion to soar above the norm. Its wing-like arms symbolise boldness, creativity and limitless possibility. The different award categories comprise:

Outstanding Educator Award

The Outstanding Educator Award acknowledges faculty who have excelled in engaging and inspiring students in their knowledge discovery. The Award comprises a cash component as well as an education-related grant to enhance professional growth and development, and contribute to teaching and learning at NUS. Such activities include developing instructional materials, engaging in classroom research, attending education conferences, among others.

Recognition of Prestigious International Research Awards

NUS researchers can be nominated to be recognised at the University Awards Ceremony for winning prestigious international research awards. Staff selected to be recognised will be given a $3,000 prize and a $15,000 research grant in the following year, subject to NUS' grant guidelines.

Eligibility and Nomination Procedure
Nomination Form

Details on the nomination and selection procedure as well as the schedule are available here.
For more information, please contact Ms Tay Lee Teng.

Young Researcher Award

The Young Researcher Award is conferred on researchers below 40 years of age based on their impact and promise in research. The award carries a prize money of $2,000 and a research grant of $10,000 in the following year, subject to NUS' grant guidelines.

Eligibility and Nomination Procedure
Nomination Form

Details on the nomination and selection procedure as well as the schedule are available here.
For more information, please contact please contact Ms Tay Lee Teng.

Special Commendation

This award honours accomplished and respected individuals from the NUS community who have distinguished themselves through their sustained and exceptional contributions in serving the University and society.

Outstanding Service Award

This award honours accomplished and respected individuals from the NUS community who have distinguished themselves through their sustained and exceptional contributions in serving the University and society.