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Tier-One Faculty OpportunitiesFellowships, Prizes and Awards

This site lists faculty fellowships, prizes and awards recognized by the Association of American Universities (AAU) and/or Top American Research Universities (TARU) in defining Tier-One universities. Faculty who qualify for these are among the best in their fields. Many of our faculty are already recipients (see link below), and many others can be strong contenders. By applying for and receiving these marquee awards, UH faculty can help the university make significant progress toward recognition as a Tier-One institution.

Faculty in nearly every discipline and at all stages of their professional careers can avail themselves of these opportunities. This page provides general information about each opportunity and a link to more specific information about application or nomination processes and deadlines.

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Select an award name below for a brief description about the award and to see previous winners of that award.

You also may view all previous award winners.

Alexander von Humboldt Fellowships (AAU)

American Academy in Rome (AAU)

American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAU)

American Antiquarian Society Fellowships (AAU)

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellows (TARU)

American Philosophical Society (AAU)

American School of Classical Studies in Athens Fellowships (AAU)

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Awards (TARU)

Artist in Residence, Institute for Advanced Study (AAU)

Beckman Young Investigators (TARU)

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards (TARU)

Cottrell Scholars (TARU)

Fields Medal (AAU)

Folger Library Postdoctoral Fellowships (AAU)

Ford Foundation Fellowships (AAU)

Fulbright American Scholars (AAU, TARU)

Getty Scholars in Residence (TARU)

Guggenheim Fellows (AAU, TARU)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators (TARU)

Huntington Library Research Fellowships (AAU)

Lasker Medical Research Awards (TARU)

MacArthur Foundation Fellows (AAU, TARU)

National Academy of Education (AAU)

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellows (AAU, TARU)

National Humanities Center Fellows (TARU)

National Institutes of Health Outstanding Investigator (R35) (TARU) and National Institutes of Health MERIT (R37) Awards (TARU)

National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology (TARU)

Newberry Library Long-term Fellows (AAU, TARU)

Nobel Prize (AAU)

NSF Career Awards (TARU)

Packard Fellowships (AAU)

There are special restrictions for Packard Fellowships.  If you wish to pursue one, please contact Brian McKinney first.

Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences (TARU)

There are special restrictions for Pew Scholars.  If you wish to pursue one, please contact Brian McKinney first.

Residency at Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts and Humanities (AAU)

Robert Wood Johnson Policy Fellows (TARU)

Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residencies (AAU)

Searle Scholars (AAU, TARU)

There are special restrictions for Searle Scholars.  If you wish to pursue one, please contact Brian McKinney first.

Sloan Research Fellows (AAU)

US Secretary of Agriculture Honor Awards (TARU)

Woodrow Wilson Fellows (AAU)