Faculty Award Information

National and international faculty awards are an important component of institutional reputation, and are counted in one of the four “phase I” AAU institutional indicators. We want to ensure that MSU faculty and the university as a whole receive appropriate recognition. Thus, it is important that individual faculty, departments, and colleges are active in nominating members for appropriate prizes and – where appropriate  in inviting external support for MSU faculty candidates for such awards.

For assistance with award applications, letters of support and more, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies grant writers at (517) 432-4499 or email Lauren Aerni-Flessner or Sobha Ramanand.

Below are download links to the current AAU list of "highly prestigious" faculty awards, as compiled by the National Research Council. 

Here is a more complete list of national and international awards that you or your colleagues may wish to consider competing for. (Click on tab 2, "Awards List as of 6.1.2016," on the Excel spreadsheet.)

Upcoming Deadlines

The National Academy of Sciences is now accepting nominations for the awards listed below. NAS membership is not required to nominate candidates or to be considered for an award.

More information, including nomination instructions, eligibility requirements, and more can be found at www.nasonline.org/2018awards 

Nominations will be accepted through Monday, October 2, 2017.