Faculty External Honors

Social Sciences

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 awards in Social Sciences.

Name & HyperlinkNRC StatusAgency NameEstimated Deadline MonthDescriptionSub-field
Highly PrestigiousFranklin InstituteContinuousPresented annually to a leader in American business or industry, who, in his/her life and work, personifies outstanding qualities and attainments in leadership, the advancement of sound economic practices, and adherence to the highest ethical standards.Management
Highly PrestigiousAmerican Economic AssociationContinuousAwarded to that American economist under the age of 40 who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.Multidisciplinary
Highly PrestigiousAmerican Philosophical SocietyContinuousElection to the American Philosophical Society honors extraordinary accomplishments in all fields.Multidisciplinary
Highly PrestigiousAmerican Academy of Arts and SciencesContinuousAwarded for contributions to the social sciences.Multidisciplinary
Highly PrestigiousAmerican Academy of Arts and SciencesContinuousHonors individuals and institutions that have advanced the ideals of the founders of the Academy.Multidisciplinary
Highly PrestigiousAmerican Philosophical SocietyContinuousRecognizes outstanding lifetime contributions to the field of jurisprudence and the important publications, which illustrate that accomplishment.Multidisciplinary
Highly PrestigiousNational Academy of Public AdministrationAprilFellows are the Academy聝??s primary vehicle for addressing current and emerging issues and contributing to the intellectual and popular discourse on government.Multidisciplinary
Highly PrestigiousAmerican Psychological FoundationJuneRecognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing the application of psychology through methods, research, and/or application of psychological techniques to important practical problems.Multidisciplinary
Highly PrestigiousAmerican Psychological FoundationJuneRecognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing the professional practice of psychology through a demonstrable effect on patterns of service delivery in the profession.Multidisciplinary
Highly PrestigiousAmerican Psychological FoundationJuneRecognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to the application of psychology in the public interest.Multidisciplinary
Highly PrestigiousAmerican Psychological FoundationJuneRecognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing psychological science.Multidisciplinary
Highly PrestigiousWoodrow Wilson Center for ScholarsOctoberThe Center accepts non-advocacy, policy-relevant, fellowship proposals that address key policy challenges facing the United States and the world.Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
Highly PrestigiousCenter for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral SciencesNovemberResidential fellowship program for scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines that contribute to advancing research and thinking in social science.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousAmerican Anthropological AssociationContinuousSelected by the current president annually and presented at the Annual Meeting.Anthropology
PrestigiousAmerican Anthropological AssociationContinuousRecognizes intellectual contributions in anthropology.Anthropology
PrestigiousAmerican Anthropological AssociationContinuousRecognizes the best archaeology paper published in the American Anthropologist over a period of three years.Anthropology
PrestigiousAmerican Anthropological AssociationContinuousEach lecturer delivers a talk at the Annual Meeting, and the distinguished lectures may subsequently be published in American Anthropologist.Anthropology
PrestigiousAmerican Society of CriminologyContinuousGiven to an individual or organization who has made significant and distinguished contributions to the cause of justice.Criminology and Criminal Justice
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.Education
PrestigiousAmerican Geographical SocietyContinuousAwarded for valuable or distinguished geographical services or labors.Geography
PrestigiousAmerican Geographical SocietyContinuousRepresents enterprise and the spirit of exploration.Geography
PrestigiousAmerican Geographical SocietyContinuousRecognizes exceptional achievement in research for exploration in the Pacific Ocean or the lands bordering therein.Geography
PrestigiousAmerican Geographical SocietyContinuousRecognizes outstanding contributions in the field of cartography or geodesy.Geography
PrestigiousAmerican Geographical SocietyContinuousRecognizes exemplary research conducted in the field of 聝??regional geography.聝?聺Geography
PrestigiousAmerican Geographical SocietyContinuousCommemorates the innovation to the research of geography, as opposed to the physical exploration of new geographic frontiers.Geography
PrestigiousAmerican Geographical SocietyContinuousHonors scholars who have done outstanding original work in the field of urban geography, preferably, though not necessarily, in applied rather than theoretical aspects.Geography
PrestigiousAmerican Geographical SocietyContinuousAwarded to the author of the best article by an early-career scholar published in the most recent three volumes of the Geographic Review.Geography
PrestigiousAssociation for Asian StudiesContinuousHonors outstanding scholarship and service to the field.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousAmerican Association for University WomenContinuousRecognizes the highest standards of service in the public and private sectors.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousAfrican Studies AssociationContinuousGiven to a senior African scholar, to present a lecture at the ASA Annual Meeting.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousMiddle East Studies AssociationContinuousRecognizes sustained contributions in support of academic freedom in the Middle East and North Africa, and/or in North America.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousMiddle East Studies AssociationContinuousHonorary Fellows are outstanding internationally recognized scholars who have made major contributions to Middle East studies.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousAssociation for the Advancement of Baltic StudiesContinuousAwarded to the best article each year published in the Journal of Baltic Studies.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousAmerican Political Science AssociationContinuousHonors service to the community of teachers, researchers, and public servants who work in the many fields of politics.Political Science
PrestigiousInternational Studies AssociationContinuousHonors the best book published in international studies over the last decade.Political Science
PrestigiousSociety for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in ScienceContinuousHonors individuals who have made unusually important contributions to experimental social psychology.Psychology
PrestigiousAmerican Psychological AssociationContinuousFellows shall be members of the association who are interested in the advancement of psychology as a science and as a profession.Psychology
PrestigiousInternational Communication AssociationJanuaryHonors a scholar or group of scholars who has or have produced a systematic and outstanding body of research that addresses a significant communication problem.Communication
PrestigiousInternational Communication AssociationJanuaryHonors a scholar no more than seven years past receipt of the Ph.D. for a body of work that has contributed to knowledge of the field of communication and shows promise for continued development.Communication
PrestigiousInternational Communication AssociationJanuaryHonors an article published in print in a refereed journal during the previous two calendar years.Communication
PrestigiousInternational Communication AssociationJanuaryHonors a scholar for a sustained contribution to theoretical development or empirical research related to communication studies over an extended period.Communication
PrestigiousLaw and Society AssociationJanuaryAwarded for "empirical scholarship that has contributed most effectively to the advancement of research in law and society."History
PrestigiousLaw and Society AssociationJanuaryGiven to the best work in socio-legal history.History
PrestigiousAssociation for the Advancement of Baltic StudiesJanuaryAwarded to an outstanding English-language scholarly book in Baltic Studies (humanities and social sciences).Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousAmerican Sociological AssociationJanuaryHonors ASA members聝?? outstanding contributions to sociological practice.Sociology
PrestigiousPopulation Association of AmericaJanuaryHonors outstanding scholarly achievements of a population professional.Sociology
PrestigiousAmerican Sociological AssociationJanuaryGiven to an individual or individuals for their work in the intellectual traditions of the work of Oliver Cox, Charles S. Johnson, and E. Franklin Frazier.Sociology
PrestigiousAmerican Sociological AssociationJanuaryPresented annually to an ASA member for the best single book published in the two calendar years preceding the year the book is nominated.Sociology
PrestigiousAmerican Sociological AssociationJanuaryGiven in recognition of scholarly work inclusive of research, teaching, mentoring, and service, that has enlarged the horizons of sociology to encompass fully the role of women in society.Sociology
PrestigiousAmerican Sociological AssociationJanuaryHonors those ASA member scholars who have shown outstanding commitment to the profession of sociology and whose cumulative work has contributed in important ways to the advancement of the discipline.Sociology
PrestigiousAmerican Anthropological AssociationFebruaryGiven biennially to an outstanding archaeologist specializing in the archaeology of the Americas.Anthropology
PrestigiousAmerican Anthropological AssociationFebruaryRecognizes a person clearly and integrally associated with research and/or practice in anthropology.Anthropology
PrestigiousAmerican Anthropological AssociationFebruaryHonors a book in the area of biological anthropology.Anthropology
PrestigiousAmerican Society of CriminologyFebruaryGiven for a book, published within three (3) calendar years preceding the year in which the award is made, that makes the most outstanding contribution to research in criminology.Criminology and Criminal Justice
PrestigiousGerman Studies AssociationFebruaryAwarded for the best article in Germanistik or cultural studies that appeared in the German Studies Review in the two preceding years.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousGrawemeyer FoundationFebruaryAwarded to those who have taken on issues of world importance and presented viewpoints that could lead to a more just and peaceful world.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousGerman Studies AssociationFebruaryHonors the best book dealing with Nazi Germany and the Holocaust in its broadest context.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousAmerican Political Science AssociationFebruaryRecognizes a work of exceptional quality by a living political theorist that is still considered significant after a time span of at least 15 years since the original date of publication.Political Science
PrestigiousAmerican Political Science AssociationFebruaryRecognizes a person whose published work and career represent a significant contribution to the art of government through the application of social science research.Political Science
PrestigiousAmerican Political Science AssociationFebruaryAwarded annually for the best paper presented at the previous year's annual meeting.Political Science
PrestigiousAmerican Political Science AssociationFebruaryGiven annually for the best book published during the previous calendar year in the field of U.S. national policy.Political Science
PrestigiousAmerican Political Science AssociationFebruaryGiven annually in recognition of notable public service by a political scientist.Political Science
PrestigiousAmerican Political Science AssociationFebruaryHonors a scholar whose research explores a broad range of fields pursued by Ithiel de Sola Pool including political theory, political behavior, political communication, science and technology policy, and international affairs.Political Science
PrestigiousAmerican Political Science AssociationFebruaryRecognizes an American political scientist who has made a distinguished scholarly contribution to political science.Political Science
PrestigiousAmerican Political Science AssociationFebruaryHonors the recipient's lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration and, more generally, recognizes and encourages scholarship in public administration.Political Science
PrestigiousAmerican Political Science AssociationFebruaryGiven annually for the best scholarly work in political science that explores the phenomenon of ethnic and cultural pluralism.Political Science
PrestigiousAmerican Political Science AssociationFebruaryGiven annually for the best book on government, politics, or international affairs.Political Science
PrestigiousGrawemeyer FoundationFebruaryGiven for original and creative ideas: ideas that possess clarity, power and that substantially impact the field of psychology.Psychology
PrestigiousAmerican Anthropological AssociationMarchRewards excellent contributions in the use of anthropological perspectives, theories, models and methods in an anticipatory mode.Anthropology
PrestigiousAmerican Society of CriminologyMarchRecognizes an individual whose scholarship or professional activities have made outstanding contributions to justice and/or to the treatment or prevention of criminal or delinquent behavior.Criminology and Criminal Justice
PrestigiousAmerican Society of CriminologyMarchRecognizes outstanding contributions to theory or research in criminology on the etiology of criminal and deviant behavior, the criminal justice system, corrections, law, or justice.Criminology and Criminal Justice
PrestigiousAmerican Society of CriminologyMarchRecognizes outstanding scholarly contributions to the discipline of criminology by someone who has received the Ph.D., MD, LL.D. or a similar graduate degree no more than 5 years before the year of the award.Criminology and Criminal Justice
PrestigiousAmerican Society of CriminologyMarchGiven in order to call attention to criminological scholarship that considers problems of crime and justice as they are manifested outside the United States.Criminology and Criminal Justice
PrestigiousGerman Studies AssociationMarchAwarded for the best book in history or social sciences or the best book in Germanistik or cultural studies.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousGerontological Society of America, TheMarchPresented annually to an individual whose contributions over the course of his or her career have articulated a novel theoretical or methodological perspective or synthesis that addresses a significant problem in the literature.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousGerontological Society of America, TheMarchRecognizes original and innovative publications in aging and life course research in the behavioral and social sciences.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousNational Communication AssociationAprilRecognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the area of family communication.Communication
PrestigiousNational Communication AssociationAprilGiven to a journal article or book chapter that has stood the test of time and has become a stimulus for new conceptualizations of communication phenomena.Communication
PrestigiousNational Communication AssociationAprilHonors scholars who have executed research programs in rhetorical theory, rhetorical criticism and/or public address studies.Communication
PrestigiousNational Communication AssociationAprilPresented to an NCA member who has authored outstanding published research on freedom of expression.Communication
PrestigiousNational Communication AssociationAprilPresented to scholars responsible for authoring bodies of published research and creative scholarship in applied communication.Communication
PrestigiousNational Communication AssociationAprilPresented to the most outstanding scholarly monograph(s) published during the previous calendar year.Communication
PrestigiousNational Communication AssociationAprilPresented to scholarship that has been published by NCA members from April through March of the previous year.Communication
PrestigiousNational Communication AssociationAprilPresented to scholars who have completed the Ph.D. within the past 10 years or who are well advanced in doctoral studies in rhetoric and public address.Communication
PrestigiousNational Communication AssociationAprilGiven to persons who have contributed an outstanding body of live performances.Communication
PrestigiousNational Communication AssociationAprilGiven for outstanding published research and creative scholarship in interpretation and performance studies.Communication
PrestigiousNational Communication AssociationAprilRecognizes and rewards NCA members for a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of human communication.Communication
PrestigiousNational Communication AssociationAprilRecognizes a lifetime of outstanding service to the Association and to the profession.Communication
PrestigiousGrawemeyer FoundationAprilIntended to stimulate the dissemination, public scrutiny and implementation of ideas that have potential to bring about significant improvement in educational practice and advances in educational attainment.Education
PrestigiousAfrican Studies AssociationAprilAwarded for outstanding Africa-related reference works, bibliographies or bibliographic essays published in any country, separately or as part of a larger work.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousAmerican Association for the Advancement of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian StudiesAprilAwarded for an outstanding monograph dealing with the international relations, foreign policy, or foreign-policy decision-making of any of the states of the former Soviet Union or Eastern Europe.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousAfrican Studies AssociationAprilRecognizes the best critical edition or translation into English of primary source materials on Africa published during the preceding two years.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousAmerican Association for the Advancement of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian StudiesAprilAwarded annually for an author's first published monograph or scholarly synthesis that is of exceptional merit and lasting significance for the understanding of Russia's past.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousAmerican Association for the Advancement of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian StudiesAprilAwarded annually for the most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousSociety for the Study of Social ProblemsAprilAwarded in recognition of significant lifetime achievements demonstrating a devotion to the SSSP and to the ideals of the founders of the Society.Sociology
PrestigiousAmerican Anthropological AssociationMayAwarded biennially to a book that makes the most significant contribution to our understanding of language in society, or the ways in which language mediates historical or contemporary sociocultural processes.Anthropology
PrestigiousLinguistic Society of AmericaMayRecognizes a volume that makes an outstanding contribution of enduring value to our understanding of language and linguistics.Linguistics
PrestigiousInternational Studies AssociationMayConferred for the best book in the field of international studies with a copyright dated the year before the nomination.Political Science
PrestigiousNational Academy of EducationMayRecognizes individuals, groups, or organizations for outstanding achievement in improving mental health.Psychology
PrestigiousAssociation of American GeographersJuneRecognizes outstanding accomplishments by members in research & scholarship, teaching, education, service to the discipline, public service outside academe and for lifetime achievement.Geography
PrestigiousAssociation for Asian StudiesJuneAwarded to the English-language books that make the greatest contribution to increasing understanding of the history, culture, society, politics, or economy of China.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousAssociation for Asian StudiesJuneAwarded for an outstanding English language book published on Japan during the previous year.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousAmerican Psychological FoundationJuneHonors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems.Psychology
PrestigiousAmerican Psychological FoundationJuneRecognizes excellent psychologists who are at early stages of their research careers.Psychology
PrestigiousAmerican Psychological AssociationJuneHonors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology.Psychology
PrestigiousAmerican Psychological AssociationJuneHonors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems.Psychology
PrestigiousAmerican Psychological AssociationJuneRecognizes excellent psychologists who are at early stages of their research careers.Psychology
PrestigiousAmerican Psychological FoundationJuneHonors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology.Psychology
PrestigiousLinguistic Society of AmericaAugustRecognizes scholars who have done outstanding work on the documentation of a particular language or family of languages that is endangered or no longer spoken.Linguistics
PrestigiousLinguistic Society of AmericaAugustHonors an individual or group for work that effectively increases public awareness and understanding of linguistics and language.Linguistics
PrestigiousLinguistic Society of AmericaAugustRecognizes individuals who have performed extraordinary service to the discipline and to the Society throughout their career.Linguistics
PrestigiousAssociation for Asian StudiesAugustHonors a distinguished work of scholarship in South Asian Studies that promises to define or redefine the understanding of whole subject areas.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousAssociation for Asian StudiesAugustAwarded to an outstanding newer scholar from any discipline or country specialization of Southeast Asian studies for a first book in the field.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousInternational Studies AssociationAugustPresented annually to a scholar who is judged to have made (through a body of publications) the most significant contribution to the study of International Relations and Peace Research.Political Science
PrestigiousAmerican Schools of Oriental ResearchSeptemberGiven to the author/editor of the most substantial volume(s) dealing with archaeological material, excavation reports and material culture from the ancient Near East and Eastern Mediterranean.Anthropology
PrestigiousCommittee on the Status of Women in the Economics ProfessionSeptemberGiven annually to an individual who has furthered the status of women in the economics profession, through example, achievements, increasing our understanding of how women can advance in the economics profession, or mentoring others.Economics
PrestigiousCommittee on the Status of Women in the Economics ProfessionSeptemberAwarded to recognize, support and encourage outstanding contributions by young women in the economics profession.Economics
PrestigiousAssociation of American GeographersSeptemberRecognizes excellence in research, teaching, or writing on geographic topics by non-geographers.Geography
PrestigiousAssociation of American GeographersSeptemberAwarded for a paper based upon a recent dissertation in geography.Geography
PrestigiousSocial Science Research CouncilSeptemberDesigned to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousLatin American Studies AssociationSeptemberAwarded to an outstanding book on Latin America in the social sciences and humanities published in English.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousLatin American Studies AssociationSeptemberRecognizes senior members of the profession who have made distinguished lifetime contributions to the study of Latin America.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousLatin American Studies AssociationSeptemberGiven to an outstanding individual who embodies Professor Martin Diskin聝??s commitment to the combination of activism and scholarship.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousLatin American Studies AssociationSeptemberRecognizes long-term journalistic contributions to analysis and public debate about Latin America in the United States and in Latin America, as well as breakthrough journalism.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousLatin American Studies AssociationSeptemberAwarded for the outstanding book on Latin America in the social sciences and humanities published in Spanish or Portuguese in any country.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousRadcliffe Institute for Advanced StudySeptemberSupports leading artists and scholars who have both exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousAmerican Association of Physical AnthropologistsOctoberRecognizes and honors distinguished senior members of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.Anthropology
PrestigiousNational Academy of EducationOctoberSeeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education.Education
PrestigiousAssociation for Asian StudiesOctoberRecognizes translations for their aesthetic quality and contributions to the field of South Asian studies.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousChiang Ching-Kuo FoundationOctoberScholars at academic institutions are eligible to appy for research grants for projects involvint institutions in Taiwan.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousChiang Ching-Kuo FoundationOctoberPriority will be given to collaborative projects involving institutions in Taiwan.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousAssociation for Psychological ScienceOctoberFellow status is awarded to APS Members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service and/or application.Psychology
PrestigiousAssociation for Psychological ScienceOctoberHonors APS Members for their lifetime of significant intellectual achievements in applied psychological research and their impact on a critical problem in society at large.Psychology
PrestigiousAssociation for Psychological ScienceOctoberRecognizes APS members for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the area of applied psychological research.Psychology
PrestigiousAssociation for Psychological ScienceOctoberHonors APS members for their lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology.Psychology
PrestigiousAmerican Educational Research AssociationOctoberHonors the year聝??s best book-length publication in education research and development.Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
PrestigiousAmerican Educational Research AssociationOctoberGiven for an outstanding article appearing in an AERA-sponsored publication.Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
PrestigiousAmerican Educational Research AssociationOctoberGiven in recognition of an outstanding review of research article appearing in the Review of Research in Education or the Review of Educational Research.Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
PrestigiousAmerican Geographical SocietyNovemberHonorary Fellowships are bestowed on individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of geography.Geography
PrestigiousAmerican Association for University WomenNovemberSupport women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousAmerican Association for University WomenNovemberHonors an individual, project, organization, or institution for outstanding contributions to equality and education for women and girls.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousAssociation for Asian StudiesNovemberAwarded annually to recognize an outstanding pedagogical, instructional, or curriculum publication on Asia designed for K-12 and college undergraduate instructors and learners.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousInstitute for Advanced StudyNovemberEach year, between 20 and 25 scholars are selected as Members in the School of Social Science.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousAmerican Psychological AssociationNovemberAwarded to an outstanding psychologist engaged in advancing the science of personality psychology, including areas of personality theory, personality disorders and personality assessment.Psychology
PrestigiousAmerican Psychological FoundationNovemberAwarded to an outstanding psychologist engaged in advancing the science of personality psychology, including areas of personality theory, personality disorders and personality assessment.Psychology
PrestigiousAmerican Psychological FoundationNovemberRecognizes a significant record of trans-Atlantic research collaboration.Psychology
PrestigiousAmerican Educational Research AssociationNovemberPresented to a senior-level scholar, usually 20 years or more after his or her receipt of a doctoral degree.Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
PrestigiousAmerican Educational Research AssociationNovemberPresented to a scholar who is within the first decade of his or her career after receipt of a doctoral degree.Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
PrestigiousAmerican Educational Research AssociationNovemberRecognizes outstanding achievement and success in education research.Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
PrestigiousAmerican Educational Research AssociationNovemberRecognizes outstanding applied or theoretical research in the field of testing and measurement.Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
PrestigiousAmerican Educational Research AssociationNovemberHonors an individual in the early stages of his or her career no later than 10 years after receipt of the doctoral degree, this award is granted for study in any field of educational inquiry.Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
PrestigiousInternational Communication AssociationDecemberRecognizes those books that have made a substantial contribution to the scholarship of the communication field as well as the broader rubric of the social sciences and have stood some test of time.Communication
PrestigiousInternational Communication AssociationDecemberRecognizes those books that have made a substantial contribution to the scholarship of the communication field as well as the broader rubric of the social sciences and have stood some test of time.Communication
PrestigiousAssociation of American GeographersDecemberRecognizes members of the Association who have made truly outstanding contributions to the geographic field due to their special competence in teaching or research.Geography
PrestigiousAssociation of American GeographersDecemberAwarded for a book that conveys most powerfully the nature and importance of geography to the non-academic world.Geography
PrestigiousAssociation of American GeographersDecemberRecognizes outstanding contributions to geographic research on social issues.Geography
PrestigiousAssociation of American GeographersDecemberRecognizes highly distinguished service to the profession of geography.Geography
PrestigiousAssociation of American GeographersDecemberRewards American geographers who write books about the United States which convey the insights of professional geography in language that is interesting and attractive to a lay audience.Geography
PrestigiousAssociation of American GeographersDecemberHonors work of exceptional merit and quality that lies at or near the intersection of basic research in geography on the one hand, and practical applications or policy implications on the other.Geography
PrestigiousAssociation of American GeographersDecemberA committee awards the annual prize for a book that makes an unusually important contribution to advancing the science and art of geography.Georgraphy
PrestigiousSociety for the Social Studies of ScienceDecemberAwarded annually to an individual who has made distinguished contributions to Science and Technology Studies over the course of their career.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousSociety for the Social Studies of ScienceDecemberAwarded annually for an exemplary book in Science and Technology Studies.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousSociety for the Social Studies of ScienceDecemberAwarded annually for a book in Science and Technology Studies with distinctive social and political relevance.Multidisciplinary
PrestigiousAmerican Psychological AssociationDecemberHonors a psychologist who has made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in behavioral neuroscience and/or comparative psychology.Psychology
PrestigiousAmerican Psychological AssociationDecemberPresented annually to honor an individual who has a long and distinguished history of scientific contributions within the field of quantitative research methods.Psychology
PrestigiousSociety for the Study of Social ProblemsDecemberAwarded annually and carries with it a stipend of $1,000 for the author(s) of the winning book.Sociology
PrestigiousPopulation Association of AmericaDecemberPresented in recognition of an unusually original or important contribution to the scientific study of population or for an accumulated record of exceptionally sound and innovative research.Sociology
PrestigiousPopulation Association of AmericaDecemberGiven biennially for outstanding contributions to mathematical demography or demographic methodology.Sociology
PrestigiousPopulation Association of AmericaDecemberRecognizes members of PAA who contributed to the population profession through the application of demographic knowledge to policy issues.Sociology
PrestigiousSociety for Psychological AnthropologyTBDHonors career-long contributions to psychological anthropology that have substantially influenced the field and its development.Anthropology
-Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)ContinuousRecognizes distinguished service to journalism and mass communication education.Communication
-Society for Industrial MicrobiologyContinuousAwarded for the best academic article published in the Southern Economic Journal??.Economics
-Lambda Literary FoundationContinuousNBER-affiliated researchers study a wide range of topics involving economic research.Economics
-Association of Collegiate Schools of PlanningContinuousAwarded for the Best Paper in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.Education
-Association of Collegiate Schools of PlanningContinuousA committee of AESA members selects a number of titles it regards as outstanding books that may be of interest to those in educational studies.Education
-National Association for Research in Science TeachingContinuousHonors leaders throughout the profession who, by word and deed, have demonstrated a superior commitment to mentoring others, and who are committed to accelerating the success of others in the field.Education
-Academy of ManagementContinuousPresented to the nominee who has made an outstanding contribution to The Gender and Diversity Division and who has personally served as a mentor and role model for others in the field.Management
-Academy of ManagementContinuousRecognizes the symposium that best exemplifies interesting, important, and high-impact research.Management
-American Marketing AssociationContinuousGiven to a paper that has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the practice of marketing.Marketing
-National Council of Teachers of EnglishContinuousAwarded for the best article published in JPART.Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
-Ellison Medical FoundationContinuousGiven for the best article published in the Public Management Review(PMR).Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
-Council of Educators in Landscape ArchitectureContinuousGiven annually for the best feature article in the Journal of Risk and Insurance.Risk Management and Insurance
-American Accounting Association (AAA)JanuaryEncourages research among members of the Association who have earned their PhD within the past 5 years.Accounting
-American Accounting Association (AAA)JanuaryRecognizes educators whose careers have been sustained and substantive.Accounting
-American Accounting Association (AAA)JanuaryAwarded for results or application of research that advances the practice of public accountancy.Economics
-MELUS: The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United StatesJanuaryGiven to the author of an article published in English Education during the previous calendar year.Education
-Association of Collegiate Schools of PlanningJanuaryRecognizes sustained contributions in academic administration by an urban/regional planning scholar/educator that have led to significant national and/or international impacts on higher education.Education
-Academy of ManagementJanuaryRecognizes a journal article published in the previous year that advances our theoretical understanding of organizations, organizing, and management.Management
-Academy of ManagementJanuaryRecognizes the scholarly achievement of an early- to mid-career scholar.Management
-American Accounting Association (AAA)FebruaryRecognizes faculty members who have created or written innovative pedagogical practices or curriculum materials in the area of management accounting.Accounting
-American Political Science AssociationFebruaryAwarded annually for the best dissertation in the field of public law.Criminology and Criminal Justice
-American Counseling Association (ACA)FebruaryHonors individuals in counseling who affirm diversity and advocate for social justice in the spirit of nine elements of the indigenous Hawai聝??ian concept of 聝??Ohana or extended family.Family, Life Course, Society
-International Research Society for Public ManagementFebruaryFellows must be currently engaged in professional and/or scientific work in kinesiology.Kinesiology
-Academy of ManagementFebruaryPresented to the author(s) of the most significant article in human resource management published in recognized journals and research annuals that are generally available to Division members.Management
-Academy of American PoetsFebruaryRecognizes (1) significant contributions to the practice and/or study of intergovernmental relations over a substantial period of time and (2) contributions that have made an impact on the practice and/or study of intergovernmental management as a whole rather than only on a specific organization, institution, or function.Political Science
-American Accounting Association (AAA)MarchAwarded for a significant contribution to the tax literature.Accounting
-North American Society for Sport ManagementMarchPresented in recognition for interdisciplinary excellence of a scientist who need not be an archaeologist, but whose research has contributed significantly to American archaeology.Anthropology
-MELUS: The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United StatesMarchHonors an outstanding work of scholarship or research in language, literature, rhetoric, or pedagogy and learning.Education
-MELUS: The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United StatesMarchOpen to individuals who have completed dissertations, theses, or initial, independent studies after the dissertations.Education
-Academy of ManagementMarchAwarded to distinguished scholars who have made significant contributions to the advancement of research methodology.Management
-American Psychological AssociationMarchHonors those psychologists who have given voluntarily of their time to define the discipline of psychology statutorily by state and federal laws and regulations through advocacy.Psychology
-American Psychological AssociationMarchRecognizes distinguished contributions to the interests, goals and purposes of Div. 44 in the area of ethnic minority LGBT psychology.Psychology
-American Psychological AssociationMarchRecognizes distinguished professional contributions advancing the interests, goals and purposes of Div. 44.Psychology
-Mozart Society of AmericaMarchGiven in recognition of the outstanding article, book, or monograph that combines theory and methodology in the analysis and interpretation of a significant family issue.Sociology
-American Psychological AssociationAprilRecognizes lifetime contributions to psychotherapy, psychology, and Div. 29 (Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy).Psychology
-SAE InternationalAprilRecognizes outstanding dissertation research from the previous year.Psychology
-National Association for Gifted ChildrenAprilRecognizes NASSM's scholars by honoring their achievement in sport-related scholarship disseminated through NASSM.Sport Management
-American Accounting Association (AAA)MayRecognizes outstanding doctoral dissertation on a behavioral or organizational topic.Economics
-American Anthropological AssociationJuneEncourages scholars to use alternative literary genres to explore anthropological concerns.Anthropology
-Association of American GeographersJuneRecognizes exceptional and outstanding accomplishments in publicizing geographical insights in media of general or mass communication.Communication
-Society of Wetland ScientistsJunePresented to the author(s) of the most outstanding case published during the last volume of the UCEA Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.Education
-Society of Wetland ScientistsJuneAwarded to an individual faculty member whose record demonstrates excellence in at least 4 of the following five areas: teaching, mentoring and advising, academic leadership, supporting diverse student and colleagues, and professional service.Education
-National Poetry Series, TheJuneThe Foundation invites a number of scholars to its New York headquarters to investigate topics in social and behavioral sciences.Multidisciplinary
-American Psychological AssociationJuneRecognizes people who have advanced psychology as a science and/or profession by a single extraordinary achievement or a lifetime of outstanding contributions in the public interest.Psychology
-American Psychological AssociationJuneRecognizes specific contributions in education and training.Psychology
-American Psychological AssociationJuneRecognizes the best paper or chapter that demonstrates innovation in applied personality research in the field of industrial and organizational psychology.Psychology
-American Psychological AssociationJuneRecognizes the best doctoral dissertation research in the field of industrial and organizational psychology.Psychology
-American Psychological AssociationJuneHonors a psychologist whose distinguished contributions may include demonstrating outstanding leadership in state, provincial or territorial psychological association(s).Psychology
-American Psychological AssociationJuneGiven to an individual who has made outstanding research contributions in the promotion of ethnic minority issues within 10 years of graduation.Psychology
-American Psychological AssociationJuneRecognizes a distinguished article or book chapter that provides innovative theoretical contribution to social and/or personality psychology.Psychology
-American Accounting Association (AAA)JulyAwarded to the author of the dissertation judged to make the most outstanding contribution to auditing knowledge.Accounting
-American Accounting Association (AAA)JulyRecognizes outstanding achievements in research or teaching in the field of auditing.Accounting
-American Anthropological AssociationJulyRecognizes the author of an outstanding dissertation recently completed in the field of anthropology and education.Anthropology
-American Veterinary Medical AssociationJulyRecognizes and promotes exceptional research that substantially contributes to the improvement of teacher education.Education
-International Studies AssociationJulyRecognizes a distinguished record in publishing and service to ISA by a scholar whose work has made substantial impact in the area of intelligence studies.Education
-American Psychological AssociationJulyGiven in recognition of distinguished early career contributions to the practice of industrial and organizational psychology.Psychology
-National Association for Gifted ChildrenJulyThe Zeigler Award is the most prestigious NASSM award and may only be bestowed on an individual once over the course of his/her career.Sport Management
-Russell Sage FoundationAugustFellows are members who have served with distinction to advance the mission of the Society 聝?? to advance, disseminate, and translate research that addresses issues of social work practice and policy and promotes a diverse, equitable and just society.Family, Life Course, Society
-AniaraSeptemberRecognizes outstanding contributions toward creating more inclusive communities for people with developmental disabilities and their families.Family, Life Course, Society
-American Planning AssociationSeptemberHonors planning efforts, initiatives, and individuals working to make safer, stronger, and more just communities for all.Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
-American Planning AssociationSeptemberHonors planning efforts, initiatives, and individuals working to make safer, stronger, and more just communities for all.Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
-Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America)OctoberRecognizes an outstanding professional for his/her exceptional contributions to research in the field of curriculum and instruction.Education
-Mythopoeic SocietyOctoberRecognizes a scholar at the early stages of his/her career whose research has the potential to make a major contribution to the applied measurement field.Education
-Mythopoeic SocietyOctoberRecognizes exceptional achievement in multiple categories.Education
-Mythopoeic SocietyOctoberHonors a person whose contributions over a career have had a widespread positive impact on the field of educational measurement.Education
-American Marketing AssociationOctoberRecognizes excellent marketing doctoral dissertations.Marketing
-Urban Affairs AssociationNovemberAnnual award for emerging scholars whose work exemplifies outstanding scholarship in urban affairs.Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
-American Council on Consumer InterestsDecemberHonors an individual who has made significant contributions to ACCI over a long period of time and is widely recognized as a leader in the consumer field.Consumer Sciences
-American Council on Consumer InterestsDecemberRecognizes excellent in research, education, and/or policy.Consumer Sciences
-American Council on Consumer InterestsDecemberRecognizes and encourages outstanding efforts for teaching, research or service to consumer educating.Consumer Sciences
-American Counseling Association (ACA)DecemberRecognizes an individual or organization making a significant contribution in the counseling field in support of families and family members.Family, Life Course, Society
-American Counseling Association (ACA)DecemberACA Fellows are ACA members who have contributed to the counseling profession throughout their career and have made significant contributions through professional practice, scientific achievement and governance, or teaching and training.Family, Life Course, Society
-American Counseling Association (ACA)DecemberRecognizes an individual who has demonstrated an enthusiasm and support for the unique educational experience of mentoring.Psychology
-American Educational Research AssociationDecemberHonors education researchers with substantial research accomplishments.Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
-World Cultural Council (WCC)DecemberGranted to a renowned educator, an authority in the field of teaching, or someone who has brought about visionary development in education policy.Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
-Technical Association of Pulp and Paper IndustryTBDAwarded for the best paper on corporate finance.Accounting
-American Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationTBDRecognizes outstanding contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.Communication
-Council for Advancement and Support of EducationTBDGiven in recognition of lifetime achievement to an individual who has made significant and sustained contributions to the body of knowledge and practice of public relations through published research.Communication
-Academy of Criminal Justice ScienceTBDRecognizes outstanding scholarship published in one of the publication venues of the Academy (Justice Quarterly, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, and ACJS Today).Criminology and Criminal Justice
-Keats-Shelley Association of AmericaTBDPresented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of gifted education and to the development of the organization.Education
-Labor and Working-Class History AssociationTBDGiven to the early researcher who demonstrates the greatest potential to make outstanding and continuing contributions to educational research.Education
-Keats-Shelley Association of AmericaTBDPresented to an individual who has made significant contributions in conducting and reporting research regarding the education of gifted and talented individuals.Education
-National Council on Family RelationsTBDRecognizes exceptional contributions to education.Education
-Public Relations Society of AmericaTBDAwarded annually for a distinguished contribution to the literature in personality assessment.Multidisciplinary
-American Psychological AssociationTBDRecognizes innovative and important research in behavior analysis conducted within the first 10 years of receiving a doctorate.Psychology
-Academy of American PoetsTBDRecognizes a public administration faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and service to the wider community.Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
-Academy of American PoetsTBDPresented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the professional literature of public administration over an extended career.Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
-National Council of Teachers of EnglishTBDHonors a senior scholar for career contributions to the field of public management.Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
-Council of Educators in Landscape ArchitectureTBDEncourages creativity and sharing of developments that would improve the quality of risk and insurance education.Risk Management and Insurance
-American Sociological AssociationTBDGiven to the author of the most outstanding book and most outstanding article published in the preceding three years that advances the sociology of emotions empirically, theoretically, or methodologically.Sociology