The Rebecca Blank Professorship and Hanns Kuttner Professorship, two separate awards, were created to honor the leadership and service of former Chancellor Rebecca Blank and her husband, Hanns Kuttner. The awards are for recently tenured UW–Madison faculty members who have built an outstanding record of teaching, research, and service. To be eligible, faculty must have received tenure within the last four years.
Annual award allocations are $22,500 for research support. Recipients on 9-month appointments may use the research funds for summer salary support, if so desired. Additionally, the recipients school or college will receive an annual allocation of $22,500 to be spent on salary coverage. Appointments are for five years and are renewable only in unusual circumstances. Funding to support the appointments is held at the UW Foundation.
These professorships are managed by the Office of the Provost.