Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award

The Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award was created by a bequest from Professor Constantine Panunzio of UCLA. The award honors outstanding scholarly work or educational service (e.g. service in professional, university, Academic Senate, emeriti, departmental editorial posts or committees) performed since retirement by a University of California emeritus or emerita in the humanities or social sciences. This is a UC-wide prize, so each year there is only one award for all UC campuses.

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Please submit nominations by November 18, 2016

(Download pdf of 2017 Call)

Nomination Process

Nominations must include:

  • A cover letter outlining the nominee’s distinctive scholarly work and/or educational service since retirement
  • A curriculum vitae listing accomplishments since retirement, and
  • The names of three to five references who could write supporting letters for the nominee

Nominations are due no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 2016. Nomination materials should be submitted electronically to the UCDEA Awards and Recognition Committee, c/o UC Davis Retiree Center.

Review Process

The campus nominee will be determined after review of all nominees by the UCDEA Awards and Recognition committee. Once this nomination has been confirmed by the UCDEA executive committee and vice provost, a full supporting dossier will be prepared to include letters of support from leaders in the field. Campus materials will then be forwarded to the UC-wide Panunzio selection committee by March 2017.

The Panunzio selection committee is expected to announce the awardee(s) by April 2017. The award, consisting of a cash prize and a certificate, will be presented on the campus of the recipient(s) at a program arranged by that campus.

Senior Lecturer Isao Fujimoto, co-recipient of 2016 Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeritus award

Dr. Isao Fujimoto Wins Prestigious Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award

UC Davis, Davis, California April 18, 2016

The 2016 Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award honoring Emeriti Professors in the University of California system has been awarded to Professor Emeritus of Asian American Studies, Isao Fujimoto of UC Davisand Professor Emeritus of History, Peter Kenez, UC Santa Cruz. Professors Emeriti Fujimoto and Kenez are the thirty-sixth and thirty-seventh UC Emeriti Professors to receive the Constantine Panunzio Award. Read more

Past Awards

1999-2000 Emmy Werner Human and Community Development
2002-2003 Sarah Hrdy Anthropology

For Further Information

If you have any questions regarding the eligibility or nomination procedure, please contact the UCDEA Awards and Recognition Committee c/o the UC Davis Retiree Center.