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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 Earns DOE Award

Friday, June 29, 2018
Jaideep Singh

An MSU researcher has received a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Research Program award. Jaideep Singh, an MSU assistant professor of physics at the…

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Professor Awarded Fellowship to Advance Public Health

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Rick Sadler

Richard Sadler, an assistant professor of public health at Michigan State University, has been awarded a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health fellowship. Sadler’s current research focus…

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Matthew Hirn Awarded DARPA Director’s Fellowship

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Matthew Hirn

Matthew Hirn, MSU assistant professor in the mathematics and computational mathematics, science and engineering departments, was awarded the Director’s Fellowship from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In 2016, Hirn won the DARPA…

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Moeser Awarded NIH Grant for Continued Mast Cell Research in Sex Differences

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Adam Moeser

The National Institutes of Health have awarded a $411,987 grant to Dr. Adam Moeser, associate professor and Matilda R. Wilson Endowed Chair for the Department of Large Animal…

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Social Science Faculty Named Harvard University Fellow

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Sarah Reckhow

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University named Sarah Reckhow, associate professor of political science, a Radcliffe Institute fellow. Reckhow joins more than 50 women and…

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Malea Powell Named Editor of College Composition and Communication

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Malea Powell

Malea Powell, Professor and Chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, has been selected as the next editor of College Composition and Communication (CCC), one…

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Venker Receives NIH Award for Research on Autism and Language Development

Monday, May 14, 2018
Courtney Venker presenting research

An assistant professor within the Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences has received an early career research award from a division of the National Institutes…

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MSU Innovation Center Recognizes Faculty and Student Inventors

Thursday, May 3, 2018

2018 Awardees Honored at MSU Innovation Celebration inside Spartan Stadium  The 2018 Innovation Celebration highlights ground-breaking technology from MSU labs and startup companies from across Michigan State University’s…

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Eleven MSU Researchers Receive CAREER Awards for 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
NSF Career Awardees Headshots

Eleven Michigan State University scientists are the recipients of National Science Foundation (NSF) Early CAREER Faculty Awards, seven of them women in the College of Natural Science. The…

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Dr. Jennifer Carrera Awarded Prestigious NIEHS Grant

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Jessica Carrera with NIH Logo

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Carrera who was recently awarded the prestigious KO1 mentoring grant from the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Dr. Carrera uses water as…

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