The University of Nebraska-Lincoln values the hard work of faculty and recognizes the role of awards in building excellence and impact across a wide range of teaching, research, and outreach activities. Awards are an important component of faculty careers and enhance the national profile of our departments, colleges, and the entire university. Through reputational gains and strengthened networks, we seek to achieve distinction across the ranks of one of the university’s most valuable resources: our faculty.

The External Recognition and Awards Coordinator helps faculty pursue external honors important in their fields and disciplines. The mission of the position is to help facilitate pursuit of external awards and build a culture on campus that celebrates recognition of academic excellence.

On this web site you will find an overview of the services available and a showcase of faculty honors and achievement throughout the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Kwame Dawes


Royal Society of Literature

Melissa Homestead


National Endowment for the Humanities

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James L. Van Etten

Plant Pathology

Award of Distinction
American Phytopathological Society

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Liyan Qu

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
National Science Foundation

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