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External Faculty Awards

External awards refer to any awards, fellowships or honorary memberships that are awarded outside of NC State University. External recognition can increase visibility for new research or provide deserving acknowledgment for career achievements and contributions to the field. 

Awards and fellowships provide necessary resources that can help faculty build on their research and teaching. Financial support, time and access to an expanded community of scholars are some of the key advantages of receiving an award. 

Below is a brief, searchable inventory of national and international awards that have been identified based on the strengths of NC State faculty. Included you will find a snapshot of the award, eligibility information, deadlines, as well as information on past NC State winners.

For a more comprehensive catalog of awards, review the lists created by the National Research Council (NRC). The NRC collects and ranks awards for the arts and humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and engineering and the life sciences. Included in the lists are research awards, fellowships, memberships in honorary societies and teaching awards. Those awards that the NRC designates as prestigious and highly prestigious factor into institutional rankings.

External Awards Support

Kyle Miskell, Director of External Awards, is available to meet with faculty to strategically identify award opportunities.

How Can We Help?

The Director of External Awards facilitates NC State faculty nominations and applications to external awards. All faculty who are interested in applying to an award can reach out to the Director, Kyle Miskell, for help.

Our goal is to help faculty thrive professionally and personally. One way to do so is by identifying awards that allow faculty to grow as scholars and teachers. No matter where you are in your career, we are here to help you navigate the awards process. Below is a snapshot of our services.


We help faculty, department chairs and deans strategically identify awards that best fit individual and departmental strengths.


We help manage the application process by reviewing guidelines, coordinating nominations and recommendations, and tracking submissions.


We offer insight into awards by tracking and analyzing past awardees’ paths to success, including career stage, research profile and pre-cursor awards.


We serve as a liaison between faculty and awarding bodies. If you have a question regarding eligibility or timelines, we will find an answer.

Writing Support

We can assist with all stages of the writing process, including pre-writing, drafting, editing and document design.


We want to hear from award recipients so that we can celebrate faculty excellence with the NC State community.

How Can Awards Benefit You?

Awards increase your visibility and provide wider recognition for your work among colleagues, peers and others.

Awards offer new learning opportunities, such as residencies, travel and cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Awards provide much-needed resources, including funding, time and access to members-only benefits.

Awards present exciting collaborative opportunities and offer faculty an expanded community of scholars.