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Award

To give a contract to a person or company, especially after competitive bidding from multiple persons or companies. That is, a company awards a contract when it decides to do business with somebody.
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A recent survey showed that two thirds of the awarders reported an increase in the number of research publications in peer-reviewed journals since receipt of their award (unpublished survey report distributed on June 9, 1999 to 81 award recipients spanning 5 classes since 1993, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Generalist Faculty Scholars Program Evaluation).
It does seem surprising, however, that not one of the authors, editors, reviewers, or awarders noticed that the article is fundamentally flawed--in its data, methodology, and design.
Caldera said the contract "may be with one vendor, or a consortium of vendors who will provide the technology package, run the help desk, and sign up the schools that will be the providers of the course content and awarders of degrees.