Ada Comstock Distinguished Woman Scholar Award


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. 


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.


This award is sponsored by the Women's Center with support from the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and University of Minnesota Libraries.

Note: the Women's Center will not be accepting nominations for the 2022-2023 cycle. Check back again in the spring of 2023.

Contact: Women’s Center, Office for Equity and Diversity, 612-625-6039