Excellence Awards

About Excellence Awards

The Excellence Awards is a competitive program that celebrates a small group of individuals and teams each year for their exceptional contributions to Brown University and the local community in one of eight categories.

How does the process work? Managers and peers can submit a nomination for an individual or team. Then the Selection Committee, comprised of staff from across campus, reviews nominations in November. Winners are notified and announced in early December. Open this pdf to see who is on this year's Selection Committee.

What's new This year?

We are thrilled to announce that nominations for the 2023 Excellence Awards will be open from October 3rd to October 24th, 2023. To assist you in crafting outstanding nominations, we are offering an opportunity to work with a trained Writing Tutor. Express your interest by filling out a brief google form, and you will receive a link to sign up for a specific time slot via Google Calendar in convenient 15-minute increments.

Additionally, don't miss the chance to enroll in our instructor-led class, "Talking You Up: How to Write Compelling Nominations About Your Colleagues." This hour-long session will delve into what makes an exceptional award nomination, using the BEAR Day Excellence Award nomination rubric as a guide. You'll also gain valuable insights into improving your writing and communication skills.      

Your best nomination!


2023 Highlights