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.

Looking for an award or fellowship opportunity, but don't know where to start? The Departmental Awards  page is a collection of disciplinary awards sorted by department and discipline. The awards listed are those that faculty from similiar departments nationwide have received.

Examples of NRC Prestigious & Highly Prestigious Awards


The Fulbright U.S. Scholar program offers teaching and research awards to U.S. citizens in more than 130 countries. College and university faculty and administrators, as well as professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, and others, can join more than 400,000 Fulbrighters who have come away with enhanced skills, new connections, and greater mutual understanding.

Visit the UB Fulbright page for more information on award types, UB seminars, and external resources to support faculty in the application process.

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.