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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)

National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

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 Entomologists Awarded $2.5 Million for Infectious Disease Study

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

A team of scientists, including two from Michigan State University, has been awarded a four-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The project is aimed at…

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Looking for Latinx in Social Studies: Santiago Honored for Research, Mentorship

Monday, June 17, 2019
Looking for Latinx in social studies: Santiago honored for research, mentorship

Maribel Santiago, assistant professor of teacher education, has been honored with two awards that acknowledge her career, research, and leadership. In May 2019, Santiago was awarded a National…

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Virus Researcher Awarded Burroughs Wellcome PATH Grant

Thursday, June 13, 2019
Doing the ‘Samba’: MSU awarded first PATH grant

Kristin Parent, a Michigan State University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, or BMB, assistant professor and J.K. Billman, Jr. M.D. Endowed Research Professor, received a 2019 Burroughs Wellcome…

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Six MSU Researchers Receive Prestigious NSF Early CAREER Awards

Thursday, May 23, 2019
NSF CAREER Awardees

Six Michigan State University College of Natural Science, or NatSci, researchers are recipients of 2019 National Science Foundation, or NSF, Early CAREER Faculty Awards. The CAREER Award is one…

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Ashley Shade Elected Ecological Society of America Early Career Fellow

Sunday, May 19, 2019
College of Natural Science

Ashley Shade, Michigan State University microbial ecologist, was selected as a 2019-2023 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Early Career Fellow for her pioneering work into advancing the understanding…

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Jazz Professor Honored by the Michigan Association of State Universities

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Dease receives professor of the year award

Michigan State University College of Music Associate Professor of Jazz Trombone Michael Dease has been recognized as one of the state’s three recipients of the Michigan Distinguished Professor of the…

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Krajcik Elected to National Academy of Education

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Professor Joe Krajcik standing in a science lab

Michigan State University Professor Joseph Krajcik has been elected to the National Academy of Education, an honor reserved for the nation’s most outstanding scholars in education. Krajcik, Lappan-Phillips…

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Professor Receives Fulbright for Research on Dance in India

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Professor receives Fulbright for research on dance in India

Sitara Thobani, an assistant professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University, has established herself as a respected researcher of the performance arts in…

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First College of Education Ford Foundation Fellow Named

Monday, April 29, 2019
First College of Education Ford Foundation Fellow named

Chezare A. Warren, assistant professor in the department of teacher education, has received a 2019 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, the first in the college’s history. Ford Foundation Postdoctoral…

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Klausner Named a Fellow of the American Society of Thermal and Fluid Engineers

Thursday, April 25, 2019
James Klausner named a Fellow of the American Society of Thermal and Fluid Engineers

The College of Engineering’s James Klausner has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Thermal and Fluid Engineers, a premier international society for professionals in the…

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