Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award

Panunzio 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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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
  • Supporting letters (2 minimum) from leaders in the field commenting specifically on the nominee's achievements since retirement. 

Nominations are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, DECEMBER 8, 2021. 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 February 2021.

The Panunzio selection committee is expected to announce the awardee(s) by April 2021. 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.

Past Awards

2016-2017 Isao Fujimoto Human and Community Development
2002-2003 Sarah Hrdy Anthropology
1999-2000 Emmy Werner Human and Community Development

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.