Cottrell Scholars

Cottrell College Science Awards

What happened to the Cottrell College Science Awards?

After several decades of supporting successful research activities at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs) through the Cottrell College Science Award (CCSA) program, RCSA is now taking the support to the colleges to an even higher level of excellence.  CCSA has been consolidated with Cottrell Scholars, a signature program with a 21-year history developing truly outstanding teacher-scholars at research universities nationwide. Starting in 2015, the Cottrell Scholar Award (CSA) is now available to early career faculty who conduct high-quality research and educational activities at both research universities and primarily undergraduate institutions across the country.

CSA is the entry point to this exceptional community of teacher-scholars, but the program has much more to offer than the initial award. As Cottrell Scholars, PUI and research university faculty benefit from award opportunities throughout their careers, such as TREE, LEAD, SEED, and the FRED award. To learn more about the Cottrell Scholar program click here.