About the Award
Organized in 1950, the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation is a non-profit, charitable corporation focused on postsecondary education in Texas. Each year, the foundation selects ten Piper Professors from across Texas for their superior teaching at the college level.
UT Austin Deadline
October 19, 2017
Number of Nominations
Colleges and schools may each submit up to two candidates. UT Austin is allowed to submit one nomination to the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.
The Piper Professor Award recognizes professors for outstanding academic, scientific, and scholarly achievement and for dedication to the teaching profession. These awards are intended to provide increased recognition of teaching excellence, although the Foundation's Selection Committee also considers research, publication, and related activity.
Nomination Materials Required
- The Piper Professor Award Nomination Form (College fills out part A, nominee fills out part B)
- Link to form: https://comptroller.texas.gov/programs/education/msp/funding/programs/PiperProfessorNomination.pdf
- In addition to the two-part form, up to four letters of recommendation may also be submitted as part of the nomination. These letters may be from members of your administration, colleagues, and/or from current and former students.
- Supplemental materials per the discretion of the nominee and nominating department, though the Piper Foundation advises these materials should be limited.
The Piper Professor typically receives a cash honorarium of $5,000.