Camden Endowed Teacher/Scholar Award

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is a top contributor to MSU’s consistently high ranking among American public universities for education abroad participation. This would not be possible without the dedication of CANR faculty and staff members and the engagement of local partners in the countries in which we study.  

For more than 12 years, CANR has recognized the contributions of individual faculty members and academic staff who give their time, energy and creativity to the development, implementation and support of programs that sustain the College’s and MSU’s commitment to providing students with high quality international education opportunities. 


The award for Distinguished Service in Study Abroad Programs was first presented in 2007 and was renamed the H. Paul Roberts Award for Distinguished Service in Study Abroad Programs upon Paul’s retirement in 2008 to recognize his many and distinctive contributions to the College’s Study Abroad program. Past recipients have represented a broad cross-section of the College and its programs. 

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources also values the contributions of our partners—colleagues who become collaborators in the design, development and delivery of CANR Education Abroad programs.  Between 2008 and 2012, CANR presented the Distinguished Partner in Study Abroad Programs Award to institutions in Germany, Costa Rica and Japan as well as to support units at MSU. This award was retired in 2013. 

The depth and breadth of CANR Education Abroad programs is the result of exceptional individual contributions and the fruit of long-standing institutional partnerships. In acknowledgement of this wide range of endeavors, in 2019 the CANR restructured the existing award into the H. Paul Roberts Award for Distinguished Service in Education Abroad, which recognizes both the dedicated efforts of CANR faculty and academic staff as well as the sustained commitment of our global partners. 

The award is presented annually at the ANR award ceremony during ANR Week or at the Faculty and Staff Awards reception. 

Nominee Criteria

Individual nominees for this award can include those with established longevity in CANR education abroad, emerging leaders in education abroad or those who work “behind the scenes” to support the students who participate in education abroad programs. 

Partner nominees can include those institutions and organizations who have demonstrated significant, sustained collaboration and commitment to CANR education abroad programs.

Nomination Process

The nomination window for the Spring 2022 Awards is now closed. 

Deadline to Apply & Contact Information

Nomination window: Currently closed.

Past Recipients