Nominations being accepted for President’s Staff Innovation Award


Nominations are being accepted for the President’s Staff Innovation Award, which recognizes individual staff members or teams whose big ideas and “outside The Cube” thinking help make the university a better, more inclusive community.

Two prizes are available — honoring one individual staff member and one team. The chosen individual will receive a $2,000 award. The chosen team will share a $3,000 prize.

Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 29.

Last year’s individual award went to a laboratory specialist responsible for developing a new way to connect the public with the important cancer research performed at U-M.

The group responsible for launching Giving Blueday, the university’s first large-scale crowdfunding effort, was honored with the team award.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to nominate individuals or teams whose innovative ideas and solutions meet the award criteria. Qualifying innovations may be a process, product, method, system, program or service.

Nominations should represent an improvement or increase in:

• Efficiency.

• Productivity.

• Cost savings.

• Achievement of environmental or health and well-being goals.

• Enhancement of the diverse culture and inclusive climate of the university.


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