Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The Friar Society, the university’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, awards the Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship annually to one outstanding undergraduate professor. It is the largest undergraduate faculty award at UT Austin with an annual award of $25,000.


The call for nominations is now open and nominations are due by 6pm on February 28, 2020. Complete the nomination form here.

Number of Nominations

Nominations open exclusively to the student body.

Nominee Qualifications

The Friar Society was established in 1911. It is the oldest and one of the most distinguished multi-disciplinary honor societies at UT Austin. This award recognizes a faculty member who, first and foremost, has attained distinction in teaching undergraduates; and second, who embodies the Friar ideal in having made a significant contribution to the university beyond the duties of his or her calling.

Nomination Materials Required

Students may submit nominations in Spring 2019 via

Award Amount

The Fellowship carries a $20,000* salary supplement and $5,000* in teaching and research support.

*Amount of honorarium varies depending on endowment income

If you have any questions or comments, please email:

Past of Recipients

List of previous recipients.

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