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Support for Nominations for Prestigious Honors and Awards

The following awards and honors are often used to determine the prestige and ranking of a university and its faculty:

  • ACLS Fellowships - American Council for Learned Societies (ACLS)
    ACLS funds scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work in the form of a monograph, articles, digital publication, critical edition, or other scholarly resources.
  • Beckman Young Investigators - Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation*
    The Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program provides research support to young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.
  • Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists - New York Academy of Sciences*
    The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists celebrate the past accomplishments and future potential of young faculty members working in the following disciplines: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. Annually, one Blavatnik Laureate in each disciplinary category will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds.
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards - Burroughs Wellcome Fund*
    The Burroughs Wellcome Fund supports biomedical scientists at the beginning of their careers in areas of science that are poised for significant advancement but are currently undervalued and underfunded.
  • Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program - Carnegie Corporation of New York
    The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program seeks to identify extraordinary senior, junior and emerging scholars pursuing scholarly research that responds to the need for progressive thought, innovative research and capable leadership focused on the most significant challenges to democracy and international order. 
  • Cottrell Scholars - Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement
    The Cottrell Scholar Program develops outstanding teacher-scholars who are recognized by their scientific communities for the quality and innovation of their research programs and their academic leadership skills.
  • Fulbright American Scholars - U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
    The Fulbright Scholars Program offers over 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries.
  • Getty Scholars in Residence - The Getty Foundation
    Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars and writers in the arts, humanities, or social sciences who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients of these grants will be in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they can pursue their own projects free from academic obligations and make use of the Getty collections.
  • Guggenheim Fellows - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
    Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts, with approximately 175 fellowships awarded each year.
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators - Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigators Program funds nearly 300 investigators who are widely known for their scientific discoveries, their innovation, and their success in pushing the bounds of knowledge in biomedical research.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows - National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
    NEH Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Fellows typically produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities.
  • National Humanities Center Fellows - National Humanities Center
    The National Humanities Center offers up to 40 residential fellowships annually for advanced study in humanities. Applicants are accepted from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects.
  • NSF CAREER Awards - National Science Foundation (NSF)*
    The NSF CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in their departments or organizations.
  • Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) - National Science Foundation (NSF)*
    PECASE nominees are selected from among the most meritorious recent NSF CAREER awardees based on two important criteria: (1) innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology that is relevant to the mission of NSF and (2) community service demonstrated through scientific leadership, education, or community outreach.
  • Robert Wood Johnson Policy Fellows - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
    The RWJF Health Policy Fellows program seeks to build and maintain strong and diverse leadership and a workforce skilled in health policy. The program funds exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy.
  • Searle Scholars - Kinship Foundation*
    The Searle Scholars program supports research of outstanding individuals who have recently begun their appointment at the assistant professor level and are in their first tenure-track position. The program funds research in medicine, chemistry, and the biological sciences.
  • Sloan Research Fellows - Alfred P. Sloan Foundation*
    Sloan Research Fellowships are two-year fellowships awarded yearly to 126 early-career scientists and scholars in recognition of their distinguished performance and unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. The Sloan Foundation accepts applicants in the following fields: chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics.
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellows - Wilson Center
    The Wilson Center offers 9-month residential fellowships for scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to conduct research and write in their areas of expertise. Approximately 15-20 residential fellowships are awarded each year.

*Early career or young investigator awards