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Faculty Awards

National and international faculty awards are an important component of institutional reputation. Each year, Michigan State University faculty members earn a variety of honors for their scholarly contributions. Some receive prizes and awards from learned societies or government agencies for specific work or career contributions. Others are elected to fellowship in major learned societies as listed below. A selection of background stories follows the lists.

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

National Academy of Education (NAEd)

National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

American Academy of Arts & Sciences

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)


Visit the MSU Honored Faculty website to read about MSU Endowed Chairs and Faculty as well as MSU Foundation Professors.

MSU Researcher One of Only Four to Receive Cancer Research Grant

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Sophia Lunt

MSU’s Sophia Lunt is one of only four young investigators nationally to receive a 2016 NextGen Grant for Transformative Cancer Research from the American Association for Cancer Research. Lunt’s…

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New Mellon Fellow Will Use Science Data to Explore Poetic Sound

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Sean Pue

Hoping to bridge data science and the humanities, Michigan State University researcher Sean Pue will use a fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study the role…

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Lai Awarded $500,000 for Bi-Functional Battery Research

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Wei Lai

Wei Lai, an assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science in the MSU College of Engineering, has been awarded a five-year $500,000 NSF Faculty Early Career Development…

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Undergrads Honor Faculty Mentors

Monday, April 11, 2016
Evangelyn Alocilja and Howard Bossen

Evangelyn Alocilja, professor of biosystems and agriculture engineering, and Howard Bossen, professor of photography and visual communication, were both recent recipients of the annual Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor…

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Manning Receives National Post-Doc Mentoring Award

Monday, April 11, 2016
Shannon Manning

Michigan State University Foundation Professor Shannon Manning has received the 2016 Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc., Mentor Award from the National Postdoctoral Association. The award recognizes a faculty member…

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Kramer Receives National Award for Photosynthesis Research

Thursday, March 31, 2016
David Kramer

David Kramer, MSU Hannah Distinguished Professor in photosynthesis and bioenergetics, is the recipient of the American Society of Plant Biologists 2016 Charles F. Kettering Award. This award was…

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Singh Selected for Highly Competitive NEH Award

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Singh and Wells Hall

Professor of English Jyotsna Singh has been selected to receive the highly competitive Summer Stipend award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Singh will use the award to…

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Hult to Receive Marketing Educator Award

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Tomas Hult

Tomas Hult, the Byington Endowed Chair and director of the International Business Center (CIBER) at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, has been named…

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MSU Math Prof Lands Prestigious Simons Fellowship

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Dapeng Zhan

Michigan State University Mathematics Associate Professor Dapeng Zhan is among 30 researchers nationally who have been awarded a 2016 Simons Fellowship in Mathematics. The Simons Fellows Program provides…

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MSU Water Scientist Awarded World’s Top Water Prize

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Michigan State University professor Joan Rose is the 2016 recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize, announced today at the United Nation’s World Water Day celebration in Geneva. The…

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