The Research Awards Program is sponsored by the University of Georgia Research Foundation (UGARF). Awards are given annually to honor outstanding faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, and to recognize excellence in UGA research, scholarly creativity, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship.
Award winners are selected by accomplished faculty peers who give their time and energy to help honor well-deserving researchers at UGA.
As a cooperative organization recognized by the University System of Georgia, UGARF serves the research enterprise at UGA. UGARF administers all grants and contracts for sponsored research at UGA and owns and manages intellectual property, including patents, generated in the course of UGA research and scholarly activities. Revenue from intellectual property licensing and other earnings are reinvested annually in the university’s research enterprise.