This prestigious award has been established to acknowledge and honor the scholarly accomplishments of distinguished women faculty at the University of Minnesota and to offer a forum for them to share their insights and ideas with a campus and community audience. One scholar from the sciences or engineering and one scholar from the humanities, arts, or social sciences will be selected to present a lecture on alternating years. The 2020-2021 scholar will be selected from the arts and humanities.
At the annual Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholars Award Program, the awardee delivers a lecture on her scholarly work for the general public. The awardee is presented with a specially selected piece of artwork created by a Minnesota woman artist.