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Faculty Honors, Awards, and Grants

Northwestern’s close to 8,000 faculty members are leaders in their fields. They are Nobel Prize laureates, Tony Award winners, Guggenheim Fellows, and MacArthur Fellows. They continually push the boundaries of knowledge, explore new possibilities, and lead the world in their discoveries and accomplishments. Faculty are dedicated teachers, committed to excellence and innovation in the classroom. Faculty leaders support excellence at Northwestern through outstanding service and are essential to the University’s mission: Northwestern is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research, and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community. 

The Office of the Provost administers a number of awards to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our faculty members in research, teaching, and service. In addition, Provost Office grants support faculty innovation in their scholarly and creative work, in the classroom, and in promoting a diverse and equitable campus.

 Excellence in Scholarship, Research, and Creative Work

Excellence in Teaching

Excellence in Service

Excellence in Diversity and Equity

For other funding opportunities for faculty professional development, see information on Professional Travel Grants and other resources, including:

For funding support for lectures and conferences, see information on Speaker and Conference Funding from endowed lecture funds administered by the Office of the Provost.