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The Regents Distinguished Research Award (RDRA) recognizes research excellence at Oklahoma State University. The term research includes all creative scholarly activities. Recipients of the award will be selected based on the evidence of outstanding and meritorious achievements in research. The candidates must demonstrate a distinguished record of past and continuing excellence in research, and be clearly recognized nationally and internationally.


The program includes one award per college, except the College of Arts and Sciences will have two. The award will be a $2,000 permanent increase in annual salary plus associated fringe benefits for the award winner, and an award plaque. For more detailed information, download the RDRA guidelines.


2013-14 RDRA Winners


Front row (left to right) Bert Jacobson, Balabhaskar Balasundaram, and Ramesh Sharda. Second row (left to right) Francis Epplin, William Decker, Hailin Qu, and Robert Burnap. Not pictured: Richard Eberle.