Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Award

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

Nominations are currently open and due by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2023.

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.

Nominee Qualifications

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.

Eligible nominees must be in good standing with the university.

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 five 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.

Award Amount

The Piper Professor typically receives a cash honorarium of $5,000.


Nominations are currently open and due by Friday, October 13, 2023.

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Past Recipients

List of previous recipients.

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Mailing Address

Executive Vice President and Provost
Faculty Affairs
110 Inner Campus Drive, G1000
Austin, Texas 78701