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Nominations are now open through Feb. 15 for

the 2023 Public Service Awards

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Public Service Awards

The Carolina Center for Public Service administers various awards, grants, fellowships and scholarships honoring individual undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and University units for exemplary work in public service and engaged scholarship. The University Public Service Awards, an annual selection of three campus-wide awards, are presented in a celebration ceremony in the spring.

Ned Brooks Award for Public Service

The Ned Brooks Award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community who has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community throughout their career. To nominate, submit a nomination through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal during the nomination period. Recipients will receive a $1,200 award.

Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Awards

Three individuals will receive Provost Awards: one each for engaged teaching, engaged research and engaged partnership. To nominate, submit a brief two-paragraph nomination through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal during the nomination period. Recipients will each receive a $500 award.

Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards

CCPS presents Bryan Awards for a specific effort (rather than an overall record) exemplifying outstanding engagement and service to the state of North Carolina. Bryan Awards recognize an outstanding undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty member, staff member and officially recognized student organization. Nominators are required to write a brief two-paragraph nomination submitted through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal during the nomination period. Recipients will each receive a $500 award.

Nominations will be open November 21, 2022 until February 15, 2023 in the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

More Ways to Apply, Information Session

  • Alternatively, nominators for the Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship and the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards can enter their nominations in this fillable pdf of the Public Service Awards nomination form and email it to ccps@unc.edu.¬†
  • Join a drop-in information session to ask questions about the awards or the nominations process anytime between 3 and 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16 using this zoom link.
  • If you would like to make a nomination in a language other than English, contact ccps@unc.edu. We have committee members who speak Spanish and will find an interpreter to receive nominations in other languages, as requested.

Watch the 2022 Public Service Awards Ceremony:

Watch the 2021 Public Service Awards Ceremony: