Every year, Northwestern honors faculty through the awards administered by the Office of the Provost. Explore many of these awards, which recognize faculty achievements in research, testing and service, on the Office of the Provost website.
Alumnae Award for Curriculum Innovation
The Alumnae Award for Curriculum Innovation supports faculty work over the summer to develop innovative course materials, new courses, or new modes of teaching, including online education that will benefit our undergraduate students.
Daniel I. Linzer Awards for Excellence in Diversity and Equity
The Daniel I. Linzer Awards for Excellence in Diversity and Equity recognize faculty individuals or groups who are working collaboratively to build a more diverse, inclusive and equitable climate at Northwestern University.
Daniel I. Linzer Grants for Faculty Innovation in Diversity and Equity
The Daniel I. Linzer Grants for Faculty Innovation in Diversity and Equity fund innovative and novel faculty practices that will enhance our mission of education and research through improved diversity and inclusion at Northwestern University.
Provost’s Awards for Exemplary Faculty Service
The Provost’s Awards for Exemplary Faculty Service recognize faculty for outstanding service to the Northwestern community and significant contributions to their unit and/or to the University.
Provost Grants for Research in Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts
The Provost Grants for Research in Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts support excellence in faculty scholarly and creative work.
University Teaching Awards
The University Teaching Awards annually recognize and celebrate individual faculty members who have consistently demonstrated outstanding performance in classroom teaching, or who have developed significant innovations that have also influenced the methods and teaching effectiveness of other faculty.
Ver Steeg Fellowship
The Ver Steeg Fellowship recognizes tenured faculty whose research and scholarship enhance the reputation of Northwestern, both nationally and internationally.
The Walder Award is annually awarded to a faculty member in any school or discipline for excellence in research.