Faculty Awards

Our faculty members do amazing things and routinely earn national recognition. Their achievements reflect the passion and expertise they bring to their fields and the excellence that distinguishes an Ohio State education.

Featured Award Winners


Japan Prize goes to Ohio State soil scientist Rattan Lal

Rattan Lal, a soil scientist at The Ohio State University, has been awarded the 2019 Japan Prize, considered one of the most prestigious honors in science and technology. Lal is the first Ohio State scientist and the first soil scientist to ever receive the prize.

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El Gamal named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Hesham El Gamal, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was one of 148 academic inventors to receive the title of Fellow by the National Academy of Inventors this year.

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Lal receives World Soil Prize

CFAES scientist Rattan Lal received the Glinka World Soil Prize in a ceremony at the Rome headquarters of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization on Dec. 5, World Soil Day. The award is considered the highest honor in the soil science profession.

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Five Ohio State faculty named AAAS Fellows

Three faculty members in psychology are among five Ohio State University researchers elected this year as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). New fellows will be honored at a ceremony at the annual AAAS meeting in Washington, D.C. in February.

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University Faculty and Staff Awards

The Ohio State University recognizes the incredible work of our dedicated faculty and staff annually with a variety of awards.

Provosts 2018 Call for Nominations

External Awards

Scholarly awards and prizes bring prestige and recognition to the Ohio State's world-class faculty. They are not only a recognition of faculty excellence, but also an important metric of institutional performance. Our office curates recognition opportunities based on the National Research Council (NRC), and the Top American Research Universities (TARU), and other prestigious national and international awards.

Since 2006, National Research Council staff have compiled lists of international, national, and disciplinary scholarly awards. The NRC categorizes awards as either "highly prestigious" or "prestigious".

The Top American Research Universities (TARU) report is determined partially on the number of significant faculty awards such as grants, fellowships, and other prizes earned as indicators of faculty distinction.

Selected National and International Awards

Many Ohio State faculty members and prominent alumni have earned prestigious national and international awards, including Guggenheim Fellowships and Noble Prizes. Selected awards earned by faculty and prominent alumni are linked below.

Interactive Faculty Awards Database

The Office of Research coordinates and supports the nomination process for academic prize/award opportunities for Ohio State's faculty members. We are available to meet with college/department awards committees as well as individual faculty members. Detailed information about the available services and resources is available.

Consultation and professional support is available for preparing and submitting academic prize/award nominations for faculty members as well as college/departmental awards committees. Contact Samantha Grevas at Grevas.3s@osu.edu for assistance.