Every year, the chancellor recognizes the talents and dedication of faculty and staff members as well as outstanding University contributions in the fields of innovation and diversity. There are seven main chancellor’s awards categories.

Distinguished Public Service Award

Honors the outstanding public service contributions of Pitt faculty members.

Distinguished Teaching Award

Recognizes teaching excellence by Pitt faculty members.

Distinguished Research Award

Celebrates the extraordinary scholarly accomplishments of Pitt faculty members.

Award for Staff 

Spotlights the exceptional contributions of Pitt staff members.


Honors University units, departments and programs that strive for excellence in diversity and inclusion.

Chancellor’s Gap Funds

Enhances opportunities for Pitt-driven innovations to advance toward commercialization.

Pitt Seed Projects

Leverages ideas from faculty and staff members to advance one or more of the goals within the Plan for Pitt.