Faculty External Honors

Multidisciplinary

Columns in the table can be sorted alphabetically. The National Research Council considers certain awards as Highly Prestigious or Prestigious. The default table is sorted by NRC status. Use the search tool to find specific Multidisciplinary awards.

Name & HyperlinkNRC StatusAgency NameEstimated Deadline MonthDescriptionSub-field
Highly 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
Highly 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
Highly PrestigiousNational Academy of MedicineContinuousRecognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.Multidisciplinary
Highly PrestigiousAmerican Academy of Arts and SciencesContinuousAcademy members are world leaders in the arts and sciences, business, philanthropy, and public affairs.Multidisciplinary
Highly PrestigiousAmerican Philosophical SocietyContinuousThe medal is the Society's highest award for distinguished public service and the sciences.Multidisciplinary
Highly PrestigiousGuggenheim PartnersContinuousGuggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.Multidisciplinary
Highly PrestigiousAmerican Philosophical SocietyContinuousRecognizes the best book published by the Society in a given year.Multidisciplinary
Highly PrestigiousMacArthur FoundationContinuousPresented to individuals who have made significant contributions in the fields of science and technology, as well as the arts and philosophy.Multidisciplinary
Highly 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
Highly PrestigiousNational Academy of ScienceContinuousMembers are elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.Multidisciplinary
Highly 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
Highly 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
Highly PrestigiousAmerican Academy of Arts and SciencesContinuousRecognizes contributions to the fields of heat and light, broadly interpreted.Multidisciplinary
Highly PrestigiousAmerican Philosophical SocietyContinuousThe medal is the Society's highest award for the arts, humanities, and social sciences.Multidisciplinary
Highly 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
Highly PrestigiousRoyal Swedish Academy of SciencesJanuaryAwarded in Mathematics and Astronomy, Biosciences, Geosciences or Polyarthritis research.Multidisciplinary
Highly PrestigiousPulitzer Board, TheJanuaryThere are 21 categories across journalism, books, drama and music that a Pulitzer Prize may be awarded.Multidisciplinary
Highly PrestigiousLasker FoundationFebruaryAwarded for research accomplishments and scientific statesmanship that engender the deepest feelings of awe and respect.Multidisciplinary
Highly PrestigiousLasker FoundationFebruaryAwarded for a fundamental discovery that opens up a new area of biomedical science.Multidisciplinary
Highly PrestigiousLasker FoundationFebruaryAwarded for a major advance that improves the lives of many thousands of people.Multidisciplinary
Highly 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
Highly PrestigiousNational Science and Technology Medals FoundationAprilRecognizes outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, engineering sciences, or social and behavioral sciences.Multidisciplinary
Highly 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
Highly 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
Highly 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
Highly 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
Highly PrestigiousGuggenheim FellowshipsSeptemberGuggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.Multidisciplinary
Highly PrestigiousNational Science FoundationSeptemberHonors exceptional service to the nation in science and technology.Multidisciplinary
Highly 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
Highly PrestigiousNational Science FoundationOctoberRecognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by the National Science Foundation.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousAmerican 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
PrestigiousAmerican 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
PrestigiousAmerican 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
PrestigiousCouncil 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
PrestigiousAmerican 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
-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
-US Department of AgricultureAprilRecognizes outstanding college faculty in agriculture, natural resources, veterinary and human sciences.Multidisciplinary
-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
-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
-American Association for the Advancement of ScienceAugustRecognizes scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science.Multidisciplinary
-Council for International Exchange of ScholarsAugustFulbright Distinguished Chair Awards are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program.Multidisciplinary
-Sony Corporation of AmericaSeptemberThe Sony Research Award Program provides funding for cutting-edge academic research and helps build a collaborative relationship between faculty and Sony researchers.Multidisciplinary
-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
-Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America)OctoberRecognizes younger members who have demonstrated outstanding potential in scholarship, teaching, and/or professional leadership.Multidisciplinary
-National Council on Measurement in EducationOctoberRhodes Scholars come from all corners of the world and are engaged with all fields of study.Multidisciplinary
-National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and MedicineDecemberSeeks to increase the diversity of the nation聝??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
-National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and MedicineDecemberSeeks to increase the diversity of the nation聝??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
-National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and MedicineDecemberSeeks to increase the diversity of the nation聝??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
-Alexander Von Humboldt FoundationTBDThe award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics.Multidisciplinary