2016 Nomination Period
The 2016 nomination period is now closed.
These awards are intended primarily to acknowledge the work of service, support, administrative, and sponsored research staff. They are also for faculty and other academic staff where their work meets the specific guidelines described within the six award categories. These awards are not intended to recognize research or teaching accomplishments. Both teams and individuals are eligible to be nominated for any of the award categories. Subcontractors, consultants, outsourced, and temporary employees are not eligible for the cash award.
Staff and Faculty members who serve on the MIT Excellence Awards Selection Committee are not eligible for a team or individual awards during the year(s) they serve.
The Collier Medal is open to all MIT staff and students, faculty, and the MIT community.
Individual recipients receive $2,000; teams receive up to $10,000 ($2,000 maximum per individual). Cash awards are considered additional pay and will have payroll taxes removed before issuance.
The MIT Excellence Awards + Collier Medal are celebrated annually at a ceremony on campus. The 2016 MIT Excellence Awards + Collier Medal ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 8 at 3pm in the Kresge Auditorium. All members of the MIT community are always invited to attend this special event. Award recipients are encouraged to invite family and friends, as well. Awards are presented by the President and other MIT Senior Leaders, rotating on an annual basis.
MIT is a 2015 recipient of three Best Practice Standard Awards from Recognition Professional International. MIT's program received awards for Communications, Program Change and Flexibility, and Recognition Training.
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