The External Awards and Recognition Office supports University of Iowa faculty in pursuing awards and honors from organizations outside the university. 

We partner with UI faculty, departments, and colleges to elevate faculty profiles on a national and international scale, enhancing the university's reputation and showcasing our faculty's achievements in research, creative scholarship, teaching, and service. 

External awards and honors represent valuable opportunities for faculty to enhance their scholarly reputation, garner additional funding, and expand the impact of their work. 

Our office provides tailored guidance and resources to align external award opportunities with faculty career goals. 

Crafting Excellence: Your Guide to NEH Opportunities

Tuesday, March 26, 2024: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us for this virtual session detailing National Endowment for the Humanities funding for research activities, including programs such as Public Scholars, Summer Stipends, Fellowships, Collaborative Grants, and more. Dr. Claudia Kinkela, Senior Program Officer at NEH, will answer questions and offer tips for writing a competitive application.

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Featured External Awards

NEH Fellowships

Application available Jan. 10, 2024

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships offer competitive grants for scholars to conduct exceptional research and create various scholarly works. Open to all disciplines, they welcome applications from independent and junior scholars for projects at any stage. The NEH grants an average of 79 awards per year, worth a maximum of $60,000.

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AAAS Fellowships

Nominations open in late-January 2024

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellowship recognizes distinguished scientists, engineers, and innovators for varied achievements in research, teaching, administration, and science communication. Elected annually, it's a lifetime honor celebrating contributions to science and its applications. Candidates must be AAAS members for at least four years to be nominated. 

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NAE Membership

Nominations open Feb. 1, 2024

Election to National Academy of Engineering (NAE) membership is one of the highest professional honors accorded to an engineer. Members have distinguished themselves in business and academic management, in technical positions, as university faculty, and as leaders in government and private engineering organizations. Members are elected to NAE membership by current NAE members.

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News and Highlights

Gantz awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

Salem elected to National Academy of Inventors

Dilley receives NEH Fellowship

UI Hosts 2023 Highly Prestigious Faculty Award Investiture

Faculty Awards & Honors

Learn more about our exceptional faculty, which includes National Academy Members, Guggenheim Fellows, and national and international award winners.