National Research Council

The Association of American Universities (AAU) collects the number of faculty members by institution receiving awards, fellowships, and memberships in the National Research Council (NRC) list of highly prestigious awards. That list includes: research/scholarship awards, teaching awards, prestigious fellowships or memberships in honorary societies. Previous years also included data for Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Newberry Library Fellowship, Studies at Athens Award, and Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar Award.

NRC award categories are broken down into four areas: arts and humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and life sciences.

Examples of NRC Prestigious & Highly Prestigious Awards

The Center for Measuring University Performance determines the Top American Research Universities by their rank on nine different measures: Total Research, Federal Research, Endowment Assets, Annual Giving, National Academy Members, Faculty Awards, Doctorates Awarded, Postdoctoral Appointees, and SAT Scores. The following awards are included in their metrics. 

Searching for a Specific Award?

Award List by Department

Check out this collection of disciplinary awards sorted by department and discipline. The awards listed are those that faculty from similiar departments nationwide have received.

Early Career Award Opportunities

Check out the array of awards available to early career scholars, as well as our awards spotlight.  

Travel Fellowships

Go to this page to look at a list of international fellowships that are available to all faculty and our travel award spotlight.