Office of

Grant and Research Development

  
 

Prestigious Faculty Awards for Research and Scholarship


AAU = Association of American Universities

MUP = The Center for Measuring University Performance is a research enterprise focused on the competitive national context for major research universities

 
Title Applicable College(s) Recognized by AAU/MUP Comments

Alexander von Humbolt Research Fellowships

All
AAU
There are no quotas, neither for individual countries, nor for particular academic disciplines. The selection committees comprise academics from all fields of specialisation and make independent decisions based solely on the applicant's academic record. They support people, not projects. The Fellowships for Experienced Researchers are available to all qualified applicants while the Research Award is by nomination only.
American Academy in Rome
CEA, CLA
AAU
Designed for emerging artists and for scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers.

American Academy of Arts and Science

CAHNRS, CLA
AAU
To support the work of younger public policy analysts, humanists, and social scientists who show promise of becoming leaders in their field, especially those who work on multidisciplinary topics.
American Antiquarian Society Fellowships
CLA, Libraries
AAU
Designed to enable scholars, advanced graduate students, and others to spend an uninterrupted block of time doing research in the AAS library on their projects and discussing their work with others.
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
CLA
AAU/MUP
Invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences.
American Philosophical Society
CLA
AAU
Promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach.
American School of Classical Studies in Athens Fellowships
CLA
AAU
Invitation required (WSU not yet invited) - Provides graduate students and scholars a base for the advanced study of all aspects of Greek culture, from antiquity to the present day.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Awards
CAHNRS, CEA, CLA, COMM, Libraries
MUP
Supports grantees within Higher Education and Scholarship, Scholarly Communications, Research in Information Technology, Museums and Art Conservation, Performing Arts and Conservation and the Environment.
Beckman Young Investigators
CAHNRS, COS, CVM, Nursing, Pharmacy
MUP
Promotes research in chemistry and the life sciences, broadly interpreted, and particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science. - LIMITED
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface
CAHNRS, CEA, COS, CVM, Pharmacy
MUP
Intended to foster the early career development of researchers with backgrounds in the physical/computational sciences whose work addresses biological questions and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences
CVM, Pharmacy
MUP
Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease oriented, translational, or molecular, genetic, or pharmacological epidemiology research. Proposals that are in the area of epidemiology should contact BWF to determine the eligibility of the proposal. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are ineligible.
Cottrell Scholars
COS
MUP
Originality, feasibility, and the prospect for significant fundamental advances to science are the main criteria for the research plan.
Fields Medal
COS
AAU
Recognizes outstanding mathematical achievement for existing work and for the promise of future achievement.
Folger Library Postdoctoral Fellowships
CLA, Libraries
AAU
Encourages access to its exceptional collections and to encourage ongoing cross-disciplinary dialogue among scholars of the early modern period. 
Ford Foundation Fellowships
All Colleges
AAU
Encourages initiatives by those living and working closest to where problems are located; to promote collaboration among the nonprofit, government and business sectors; and to ensure participation by men and women from diverse communities and all levels of society.
Fulbright American Scholars
All Colleges
AAU/MUP
Offers opportunities for American scholars to conduct research, lecture, and/or consult with other scholars and institutions abroad.
Guggenheim Fellowships: Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation
COS, CLA
AAU/MUP
The foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, creative arts) except the performing arts.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators
CVM
MUP
Established in 1985 to give outstanding students at U.S. medical schools the opportunity to receive research training at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Huntington Library Research Fellowships
CLA
AAU
Holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, the history of science, and medicine.

Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

CVM, Pharmacy
MUP
Invitation required - Honors investigators whose contributions have improved the clinical treatment of patients. - Applications packets will be available for download from the website.
MacArthur Foundation Fellows
All Colleges
AAU/MUP
Must be nominated - Recipients may be writers, scientists, artists, social scientists, humanists, teachers, entrepreneurs, or those in other fields, with or without institutional affiliations.
National Academy of Education
Education
AAU
Supports early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. There are awards for predoctural and postdoctural.
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships
CLA
AAU/MUP
Support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) MERIT (R37)
All Colleges
MUP
Invitation required - NIH determines awards for R37 grants; the Outstanding Investigator (R35) award has been phased out and is no longer available.
National Medal of Science
CAHNRS, CEA, COS, CVM, Nursing, Pharmacy
MUP
To be given to individuals deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, social, behavioral or engineering sciences.
National Medal of Technology
All Colleges
MUP
Awarded annually to individuals, teams (up to four individuals), companies or divisions of companies for their outstanding contributions to the Nation's economic, environmental and social well-being through the development and commercialization of technological products, processes and concepts; technological innovation; and development of the Nation's technological manpower.
Newberry Library Long-term Fellows
CLA, Libraries
AAU/MUP
Independent research library concentrating in the humanities.
Nobel Prize
All Colleges
AAU
Invitation required - Awarded for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for peace.
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
CAHNRS, CEA, COS, Education
MUP
Offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.
Packard Fellowships
CAHNRS, CEA, COS, CVM, Pharmacy
AAU
Invitation required - Fellowships for Science and Engineering allow the nation's most promising young professors to pursue their research. At this time, Washington State University has not been invited.
Pew Scholars in Biomedicine
CAHNRS, COS, CVM, Nursing, Pharmacy
MUP
Designed to support young investigators of outstanding promise in the basic and clinical sciences relevant to the advancement of human health. - WSU is an invited institution.
Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
All Colleges
MUP
Invitation required - Recognizes outstanding scientists and engineers who, early in their careers, show exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of knowledge. This award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent research careers. The PECASE award is an honorary award and does not provide additional funds.
Residency at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts
CEA, CLA
AAU
Fosters study of the production, use, and cultural meaning of art, artifacts, architecture, and urbanism, from prehistoric times to the present.
Residency at the Getty Center for Arts and Humanities
CLA
AAU/MUP
Grants are for established scholars, artists, or writers.Getty Scholars in Residence Program.
Residency at the Institute for Advanced Study
CAHNRS, CLA, COS,
AAU
The major consideration in the appointment process is the expectation that each Member's period of residence at the Institute will result in work of significance and originality.
Residency at the National Humanities Center
CLA
AAU/MUP
Offers residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year. National Humanities Center Fellows.
Robert Wood Johnson Policy Fellows
CLA, CVM, Nursing, Pharmacy
MUP
An outstanding opportunity for exceptional mid-career health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health to experience and participate in health policy processes at the federal level.
Rockefeller Fellowships
Contact OGRD
AAU
Attempts to harness the creative forces of globalization to ensure that the tools and technologies that have significantly improved the human condition in many parts of the world during the past half century are accessible today to more people, more fully, in more places.
Searle Scholars
CAHNRS, COS, CVM, Pharmacy
AAU/MUP
Invitation required - Supports research in medicine, chemistry and the biological science. - LIMITED
Sloan Research Fellowships
CAHNRS, CEA, COS, CVM
AAU/MUP
To enhance the careers of the very best young faculty members in specified fields of science.
US Secretary of Agriculture Honor Awards
CAHNRS
AAU/MUP
The Secretary's Annual Honor Awards are the most prestigious awards given at the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The purpose of Honor Awards is to provide high-level recognition to deserving USDA employees at all grade levels and private citizens who have made outstanding contributions supporting USDA's mission.
Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars Fellowships
CAHNRS, CLA
AAU/MUP
Awards residential fellowships annually to individuals with outstanding project proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national or international issues.

Other Awards

Title Comments
American Phytopathological Society awards Award of Distinction; Fellow; Distinguished Service Award; Excellence in Extension Award; Excellence in Teaching Award; International Service Award; Ruth Allen Award; William Boright Hewitt and Maybelle Ellen Ball Hewitt Award; Lee M. Hutchins Award; Noel T. Keen Award for Research Excellence in Molecular Plant Pathology; Syngenta Award
American Society of Agronomy awards Agronomic Extension Education Award; Agronomic Service Award; ASA Distinguished Service Award; ASA Early Career Professional Award; ASA Honorary Membership; Carl Sprengel Agronomic Research Award; Environmental Quality Research Award; International Service in Agronomy Award; Kingenta Agricultural Science Award; Tengtou Agricultural Science Award
American Society of Horticulture Science awards Commercial Horticulture Award; Distinguished Achievement Awards for Nursery Crops; Extension Division Educational Materials Award; Kenneth Post Award; Outstanding Fruit Cultivar Award; President's Corporate Council Award; Vegetable Breeding Working Group Award of Excellence
American Society for Nutrition awards Centrum Center for Nutrition Science Award; Conrad Elvehjem Award for Public Service in Nutrition; David Kritchevsky Outstanding Nutrition Career Award; E.V. McCollum Award; General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition Innovation Award; Gilbert A. Leveille Lectureship and Award;
Kellogg Prize in International Nutrition Research; Mary Swartz Rose Senior Investigator Award; McCormick Science Institute Research Award;
Milton L. Sunde Award; Osborne and Mendel Award; Robert H. Herman Memorial Award; Dannon Institute Mentorship Award; Excellence in Nutrition Education Award; Roland L. Weinsier Award for Excellence in Medical/Dental Nutrition Education; Bio-Serv Award; E.L.R. Stokstad Award;
Mary Swartz Rose Junior Investigator Award; Mead Johnson Award; Norman Kretchmer Memorial Award; Peter J. Reeds Memorial Young Investigator Award; Vernon R. Young International Award for Amino Acid Research; Nutrition Science Media Award; Fellow of the American Society for Nutrition
Crop Science Society of America awards Extension Education Award; Crop Science Research Award; Crop Science Teaching Award; CSSA Honorary Membership; Frank N. Meyer Medal for Plant Genetic Resources; International Service in Crop Science Award; Seed Science Award; Young Crop Scientist Award
Entomology Society of America awards Honorary Membership; Fellow; Nan-Yao Su Award for Innovation and Creativity in Entomology; Early Career Innovation Award; Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension; Distinguished Achievement Award in Horticultural Entomology;
Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching; Recognition Award in Entomology; Recognition Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry, & Toxicology
National Science Foundation Honorary Awards The President's National Medal of Science; NSF Alan T. Waterman Award; Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM); Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST); The Vannevar Bush Award for Public Understanding of Science; Public Service Award.
Soil Science Society of America awards Don and Betty Kirkham Soil Physics Award; Emil Truog Soil Science Award; International Soil Science Award; L.R. Ahuja Ag Systems Modeling Award; Lloyd R. Frederick Soil Teaching Travel Study Award; Marion L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Soil Science Award; Soil Science Applied Research Award; Soil Science Distinguished Service Award; Soil Science Education Award; Soil Science Industry and Professional Leadership Award; Soil Science Research Award; SSSA Early Career Professional Award; SSSA Honorary Membership
Wolf Prize in Agriculture  
The World Food Prize  
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