SURA Distinguished Friend of Science Award

Visit the SURA Distinguished Friend of Science Award website.

VPR Internal Deadline

Funding Agency Deadline

Funding or Award Criteria
Presented to an individual whose extraordinary efforts fulfill the SURA mission of strengthening “the scientific and technical capabilities of the Southeast and nation.” This award is to be presented to an individual whose extraordinary efforts in the private sector, or in a federal, state or local governmental capacity serve, or have served, to fulfill the SURA mission. The award comes with a $10,000 honorarium, which can be designated to a higher education charitable cause.


Applicable Field(s)
Science and engineering

Number of Nominees Allowed
One (1)

VPR Required Documents

  • a concise letter (<2 pages) of nomination on the qualifications of the nominee, including contact information for the nominee; and
  • a curriculum vitae or biographical sketch of the nominee

For more information, please contact Liza Scarborough at 512-471-2877, or

Nominee(s) Selected to Advance
Dr. Chandra R. Bhat, Department of Civil Architectural and Environmental Engineering