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American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is a center for independent policy research now celebrating the 230th anniversary of its founding. The American Academy, which was established in 1780 by John Adams and other founders of the nation, counts George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Albert Einstein, and Winston Churchill as past members and over 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners among its current membership.

  • Donald Meinig, 2010, Department of Geography and the Environment
  • Catherine Bertini, 2003, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs


American Association for the Advancement of Science

Founded in 1848, The American Association for the Advancement of Science is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide. The AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy; international programs; science education; and more.

  • W. Henry Lambright, 2004, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs, Department of Political Science

American Association of Geographers Fellows 

The AAG Fellows is a program, started in 2018, to recognize geographers who have made significant contributions to advancing geography. In addition to honoring geographers, AAG Fellows serve the AAG by contributing to AAG initiatives; advising on AAG strategic directions and grand challenges; by serving on AAG task forces or committees; and/or by mentoring early and mid-career faculty. Similarly to other scientific organizations, the honorary title of AAG Fellow is conferred for life. Once designated, AAG Fellows remain part of this ever-growing advisory body.

  • Mark Monmonier, 2021, Department of Geography and the Environment

American Council of Learned Societies Fellows

The American Council of Learned Societies is a private non-profit federation of 67 national scholarly organizations. The mission of the ACLS, as set forth in its constitution, is "the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies devoted to such studies."

  • Andrew Cohen, 2010, Department of History
  • Norman Kutcher, 1999, Department of History
  • John Scott Strickland, 1986, Department of History
  • Cissie Fairchilds, 1980, Department of History
  • William Stinchcombe, 1978, Department of History
  • Frederick Marquardt, 1974, Department of History
  • Robert Rubinstein, Department of Anthropology, Department of International Relations
  • Susan Wadley, Department of Anthropology


American Public Health Association, Victor Sidel & Barry Levy Award for Peace

The Victor Sidel and Barry Levy Award for Peace is awarded to an APHA member who has made outstanding contributions to preventing war and promote international peace. The award draws attention to the profound health consequences of war and what public health workers can do to help prevent war and promote international peace.

  • Robert A. Rubinstein, 2016, Department of Anthropology, Department of International Relations

Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program supports high-caliber scholarship in the social sciences and humanities, making it possible for the recipients to devote time to research and writing that addresses pressing issues and cultural transitions affecting us at home and abroad.

  • Shana Gadarian, 2021, Department of Political Science
  • Thomas M. Keck, 2019, Department of Political Science
  • Jennifer Karas Montez, 2018, Department of Sociology

Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management, Steven D. Gold Award

The Steven D. Gold Award recognizes a person who has made a significant contribution to public financial management in the field of intergovernmental relations and state and local finance. There is one recipient on the Maxwell faculty:

  • John Yinger, 2017, Department of Economics, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs


C.A.S.E. Professor of the Year

Awarded by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (C.A.S.E.) since 1981, the U.S. Professors of the Year program has rewarded outstanding professors for their dedication to teaching, commitment to students and innovative instructional methods. It is the only national program to recognize college and university professors for their teaching skills.

  • Ralph Ketcham, 1987, Department of Political Science, Department of History, Department of Policy Studies


Fulbright Fellows

The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship program in international educational exchange, was proposed to the U.S. Congress in 1945 by then freshman Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. In the aftermath of World War II, Senator Fulbright viewed the proposed program as a much-needed vehicle for promoting "mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries of the world." His vision was approved by Congress and the program signed into law by President Truman in 1946. Fulbright grants are made to U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, and graduate study.

  • Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, 2012, Department of History
  • Renee deNevers, 2011, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs
  • Brian Taylor, 2011, Department of Political Science
  • Ann Grodzins Gold, 2010, Department of Anthropology
  • Thomas Perreault, 2010, Department of Geography and the Environment
  • Deborah Pellow, 2005, Department of Anthropology
  • John Burdick, 2004, Department of Anthropology
  • Cecilia Van Hollen, 2004, Department of Anthropology
  • Hans Buechler, 2002, Department of Anthropology
  • Donald Mitchell, 2002, Department of Geography and the Environment
  • Audie Klotz, 1998, Department of Political Science
  • David Robinson, 1995, Department of Geography and the Environment
  • Cecilia Van Hollen, 1995, Department of Anthropology
  • Deborah Pellow, 1991, Department of Anthropology
  • David Robinson, 1990, Department of Geography and the Environment
  • David Robinson, 1987, Department of Geography and the Environment
  • Douglas Armstrong, 1981, Department of Anthropology
  • Louis Kriesberg, 1956, Department of Sociology

  • Christopher DeCorse, Department of Anthropology

  • Ralph Ketcham, Department of Political Science, Department of History, Department of Policy Studies

  • Donald Meinig, Department of Geography and the Environment

  • Susan Wadley, Department of Anthropology

Guggenheim Fellows

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation was established in 1925 by United States Senator Simon Guggenheim to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions.

  • Donald Mitchell, 2008, Department of Geography and the Environment
  • Dennis Romano, 2000, Department of History
  • David Robinson, 1990, Department of Geography and the Environment
  • Mark Monmonier, 1984, Department of Geography and the Environment
  • Stephen Saunders Webb, 1982, Department of History
  • Peter Marsh, 1980, Department of History
  • Donald Meinig, 1966, Department of Geography and the Environment

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

  • Norman Kutcher, 2010, Department of History

Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • Albrecht Diem, 2010, Department of History 

International Academy of Food Science and Technology

  • Catherine Bertini, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs

MacArthur Fellows

The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships, commonly known as a "genius grant," to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. There are three criteria for selection of Fellows: exceptional creativity, promise for important future advances based on a track record of significant accomplishment, and potential for the fellowship to facilitate subsequent creative work.

  • Donald Mitchell, 1998, Department of Geography and the Environment

National Academy of Public Administration Fellows

The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) is a non-profit, independent coalition of top public management and organizational leaders who provide objective advice and practical solutions based on systematic research and expert analysis. Established in 1967 and chartered by Congress, the Academy helps federal, state and local governments respond effectively to current circumstances and changing conditions. Fellows include current and former Cabinet officers, members of Congress, governors, mayors, state legislators, diplomats, business executives, local public managers, foundation executives, and scholars. The principal criterion for selection is a sustained contribution to the field of public administration through public service or scholarship.

  • James E. Baker, 2019, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs
  • Leonard Burman, 2019, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs
  • Leonard Lopoo, 2019, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs
  • Peter Wilcoxen, 2019, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs
  • Harry Lambright, 2012, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs, Department of Political Science
  • Ross Rubenstein*, 2012
  • David Van Slyke, 2010, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs
  • John Yinger, 2008, Department of Economics, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs
  • Stuart Bretschneider, 2007, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs
  • Catherine Bertini, 2001, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs
  • John Palmer, 1989, Department of Economics
  • Walter Broadnax, 1988, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is the largest financial supporter of humanities programs in the United States. The NEH promotes excellence in the humanities and conveys the lessons of history to all Americans. The Endowment accomplishes this mission by providing grants for high-quality humanities projects in four funding areas: preserving and providing access to cultural resources, education, research, and public programs.

  • John Burdick, 2004, Department of Anthropology
  • Andrew Cohen, 2002, Department of History
  • Susan Wadley, 1997, Department of Anthropology
  • Susan Wadley, 1994, Department of Anthropology
  • Douglas Armstrong, 1992, Department of Anthropology
  • Andrew Cohen, 1989, Department of History
  • Stephen Saunders Webb, 1978, Department of History
  • Stephen Saunders Webb, 1971, Department of History
  • Michael Barkun, Department of Political Science
  • Donald Meinig, Department of Geography and the Environment
  • Robert McClure, Department of Political Science, Department of Policy Studies
  • Maureen Trudelle Schwarz, Department of Anthropology
  • Margaret Susan Thompson, Department of History, Department of Political Science

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, based at Harvard University, each year chooses a handful of scholars join the institute community, where they pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts.

  • Andrew Cohen, 2005, Department of History

Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology

The Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology is awarded annually by the American Anthropological Association.

  • Robert Rubinstein, 2010, Department of Anthropology, Department of International Relations

University Center on Human Values, Princeton University

Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellows devote an academic year in residence at Princeton to research and writing about topics involving human values in public and private life.

  • Elizabeth Cohen, 2021, Political Science

World Food Prize Laureate

The World Food Prize was established in 1986 by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Norman E. Borlaug to be the foremost international award for achievements that significantly increase the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.

  • Catherine Bertini, 2003, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs
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