Faculty External Honors

Multidisciplinary

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Name & HyperlinkNRC StatusAgency NameEstimated Deadline MonthDescriptionSub-field
Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities or SciencesHighly PrestigiousFranklin InstituteContinuousAwarded annually and span seven disciplines of science and engineering: chemistry, civil and mechanical engineering, computer and cognitive science, earth and environmental science, electrical engineering, life science, and physics.Multidisciplinary
MemberHighly PrestigiousMacArthur FoundationContinuousAwarding unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.Multidisciplinary
MemberHighly PrestigiousNational Academy of MedicineContinuousRecognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.Multidisciplinary
Benjamin Franklin MedalHighly PrestigiousAmerican Academy of Arts and SciencesContinuousAcademy members are world leaders in the arts and sciences, business, philanthropy, and public affairs.Multidisciplinary
Crafoord PrizeHighly PrestigiousAmerican Philosophical SocietyContinuousThe medal is the Society's highest award for distinguished public service and the sciences.Multidisciplinary
Guggenheim FellowshipHighly PrestigiousRoyal Society of ArtsContinuousConferred by the RSA on individuals, groups, and organizations who have made profound efforts to forward understanding in areas closely linked to the RSA's agenda, whether through transatlantic cooperation and collaboration or through significant contributions to global affairs and social progress.Multidisciplinary
Kyoto PrizeHighly PrestigiousAmerican Philosophical SocietyContinuousRecognizes the best book published by the Society in a given year.Multidisciplinary
Macarthur FellowsHighly PrestigiousInamori Foundation of JapanContinuousPresented to individuals who have made significant contributions in the fields of science and technology, as well as the arts and philosophy.Multidisciplinary
Members/Foreign AssociatesHighly PrestigiousNational Academy of EducationContinuousThe National Academy of Education is an honorific society consisting of U.S. members and international associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education.Multidisciplinary
National Medal of ScienceHighly PrestigiousNational Academy of ScienceContinuousMembers are elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.Multidisciplinary
Pulitzer PrizeHighly PrestigiousNobel FoundationContinuousAwarded to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.Multidisciplinary
The Rumford PrizeHighly PrestigiousAmerican Philosophical SocietyContinuousA gold medal to be awarded from time to time under prescribed terms, to the author of the best discovery or most useful invention relating to navigation, astronomy, or natural philosophy (mere natural history only excepted).Multidisciplinary
Thomas Jefferson Medal for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts, Humanities, and Social SciencesHighly PrestigiousAmerican Academy of Arts and SciencesContinuousRecognizes contributions to the fields of heat and light, broadly interpreted.Multidisciplinary
Vannevar Bush AwardHighly PrestigiousAmerican Philosophical SocietyContinuousThe medal is the Society's highest award for the arts, humanities, and social sciences.Multidisciplinary
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MemberHighly PrestigiousAmerican Academy of Arts and SciencesJanuaryThe Academy sponsors three fellowship programs: the Visiting Scholars Program for the humanities and social sciences, the Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy, and the Morton L. Mandel Presidential Fellowship.Multidisciplinary
Franklin MedalHighly PrestigiousRoyal Swedish Academy of SciencesJanuaryAwarded in Mathematics and Astronomy, Biosciences, Geosciences or Polyarthritis research.Multidisciplinary
The Magellanic Premium of the American Philosophical SocietyHighly PrestigiousPulitzer Board, TheJanuaryThere are 21 categories across journalism, books, drama and music that a Pulitzer Prize may be awarded.Multidisciplinary
Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research AwardHighly PrestigiousLasker FoundationFebruaryAwarded for research accomplishments and scientific statesmanship that engender the deepest feelings of awe and respect.Multidisciplinary
Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research AwardHighly PrestigiousLasker FoundationFebruaryAwarded for a fundamental discovery that opens up a new area of biomedical science.Multidisciplinary
American Academy of Arts & Sciences FellowHighly PrestigiousLasker FoundationFebruaryAwarded for a major advance that improves the lives of many thousands of people.Multidisciplinary
John Frederick Lewis AwardHighly PrestigiousScience and Technology Foundation of Japan, TheFebruaryAwarded annually to scientists and engineers from around the world who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science and technology, thereby furthering the cause of peace and prosperity of mankind.Multidisciplinary
National Medal of Technology and InnovationHighly PrestigiousNational Science and Technology Medals FoundationAprilRecognizes outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, engineering sciences, or social and behavioral sciences.Multidisciplinary
AAAS Newcomb Cleveland PrizeHighly PrestigiousAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science, TheJuneAwarded to the author or authors of an outstanding paper published in the Research Articles or Reports sections of Science.Multidisciplinary
Alan T Waterman AwardHighly PrestigiousAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science, TheAugustAwarded to someone who has "made signal contributions to the advancement of science in the United States".Multidisciplinary
Harvard Society Senior FellowsHighly PrestigiousHarvard Society of FellowsAugustThe purpose of the Society is to give men and women at an early stage of their scholarly careers an opportunity to pursue their studies in any department of the University, free from formal requirements.Multidisciplinary
Japan Prize LaureatesHighly PrestigiousHarvard Society of FellowsAugustThe purpose of the Society is to give men and women at an early stage of their scholarly careers an opportunity to pursue their studies in any department of the University, free from formal requirements.Multidisciplinary
Harvard Society Junior FellowsHighly PrestigiousJohn Simon Guggenheim Memorial FoundationSeptemberGuggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.Multidisciplinary
Wolf PrizeHighly PrestigiousNational Science FoundationSeptemberHonors exceptional service to the nation in science and technology.Multidisciplinary
AAAS FellowHighly PrestigiousWolf Foundation, TheSeptemberGiven to renowned scientists and artists for a unique contribution "for humanity and for friendship between peoples, regardless of citizenship, race, color, religion, gender or political outlook."Multidisciplinary
Albert Lasker Award for Special Acheivement in Medical ScienceHighly PrestigiousNational Science FoundationOctoberRecognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by the National Science Foundation.Multidisciplinary
ASEEES Distinguished Contributions to Slavic Studies AwardPrestigiousAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science, TheAprilA member whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished and who has been a continuous member for the four year period leading up to the year of nomination, may, by virtue of such meritorious contribution be elected a Fellow.Multidisciplinary
Barbara Jelavich Book PrizePrestigiousAmerican Association for the Advancement of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian StudiesAprilHonors eminent members of the profession who have made major contributions to the field through scholarship of the highest quality, mentoring, leadership, and/or service to the profession.Multidisciplinary
Traditional Fulbright ScholarshipPrestigiousAmerican Association for the Advancement of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian StudiesAprilAwarded annually for a distinguished monograph published on any aspect of Southeast European or Habsburg studies since 1600, or nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ottoman or Russian diplomatic history in the previous calendar year.Multidisciplinary
Women of Distinction AwardsPrestigiousCouncil for International Exchange of ScholarsSeptemberOpportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.Multidisciplinary
AAAS-Lemelson Invention AmbassadorPrestigiousAmerican Association for University WomenTBDThe women highlighted are leaders in their fields, innovators of unique programs and services, and prime examples of lifelong commitments to promoting equity for women and girls everywhere.Multidisciplinary
Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences/National Teaching Award-American Association for the Advancement of Science, TheMarchDesigned to showcase the modern faces and voices in invention that are addressing the grand challenges facing humanity.Multidisciplinary
Ford Foundation Fellowships/Dissertaton-US Department of AgricultureAprilRecognizes outstanding college faculty in agriculture, natural resources, veterinary and human sciences.Multidisciplinary
Promising Scholar/Early Career Award-Institute of Mathematical StatisticsJulyRecognizes academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.Multidisciplinary
Rhodes Scholar-American Society for Engineering EducationJulyGiven for a significant body of scholarship, a single extraordinary research achievement by a higher education scholar, or recognition of a potential for future research.Multidisciplinary
Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science-American Association for the Advancement of ScienceAugustRecognizes scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science.Multidisciplinary
Fulbright Distinguished Chair Program-Council for International Exchange of ScholarsAugustFulbright Distinguished Chair Awards are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program.Multidisciplinary
Mabel Lee Award-National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and MedicineOctoberThe JSF is open to tenured, or similarly ranked, faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning who are U.S. citizens.Multidisciplinary
NAI Fellow-Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America)OctoberRecognizes younger members who have demonstrated outstanding potential in scholarship, teaching, and/or professional leadership.Multidisciplinary
Schachterle Prize-National Council on Measurement in EducationOctoberRhodes Scholars come from all corners of the world and are engaged with all fields of study.Multidisciplinary
Ford Foundation Fellowships/Postdoctoral-National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and MedicineDecemberSeeks to increase the diversity of the nationƒ??s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.Multidisciplinary
Ford Foundation Fellowships/Predoctoral-National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and MedicineDecemberSeeks to increase the diversity of the nationƒ??s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.Multidisciplinary
Jefferson Science Fellowship-National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and MedicineDecemberSeeks to increase the diversity of the nationƒ??s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.Multidisciplinary
Humboldt Research Award-Alexander Von Humboldt FoundationTBDThe award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics.Multidisciplinary