Award Totals

Florida State University faculty are consistently recognized by their peers and the community as leaders in their disciplines.

Every recognition benefits an individual career and helps the community at large take note of work done in their midst. Highlighted here are awards that also benefit the university at large, aiding national rankings and state performance evaluations.

The Center for Measuring University Performance (CMUP) hosts the annual listing of the Top American Research Universities (TARU). One measure used by CMUP to rank research universities is faculty awards. TARU awards include:

  • American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellows
  • Beckman Young Investigators
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards
  • Cottrell Scholars
  • Fulbright American Scholars
  • Getty Scholars in Residence
  • Guggenheim Fellows
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators
  • Lasker Medical Research Awards
  • MacArthur Foundation Fellows
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Awards
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellows
  • National Humanities Center Fellows
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) MERIT (R37)
  • National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology
  • NSF CAREER awards (excluding those who are also PECASE winners)
  • Newberry Library Long-term Fellows
  • Pew Scholars in Biomedicine
  • Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Policy Fellows
  • Searle Scholars
  • Sloan Research Fellows
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellows

The Association of American Universities (AAU) is an elite group of leading research universities in the United States and Canada distinguished by the quality and breadth of their graduate education and research programs. 1 Member universities are leaders in scholarship and innovation, and membership is by invitation only. One of the indicators used to assess a research university’s faculty distinction is the number of faculty members who receive awards, fellowships, and memberships ranked as "highly prestigious" in the National Research Council list.

The National Research Council (NRC) evaluated 1393 awards and honors applicable to university faculty and researchers. The awards were ranked as "Highly Prestigious" and "Prestigious" by discipline-specific colleagues. NRC awards include research/scholarship awards, teaching awards, prestigious fellowships, and membership in honorary societies. All awards recognized by AAU and TARU are included in the NRC list.

Through the Extraordinary Accomplishments Program, Florida State University rewards faculty recipients of "Highly Prestigious" or "Prestigious" awards with a permanent salary increase. FSU leadership values faculty contributions and uses the Extraordinary Accomplishments Program to draw attention to the importance of exceptional success in the classroom and in the discipline, for both make clear contributions to the betterment of students and society across all cultures.