What are Honorific Awards?

Honorific awards are fellowships, memberships, accolades, and/or prizes that are bestowed by associations external to the University to recognize excellence in teaching, research, and service. 

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The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) has dedicated staff to support to our faculty through the Honorifics process.


Please view our Honorifics Logic Model to gain additional insight into how our goals and efforts work to support the University and its faculty. 

Faculty Benefits

Here are a few of the many benefits of honorific awards:

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    Recognition, prestige, and increased visibility.

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    Networking and collaboration opportunities.

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    Expanded opportunities for travel, residencies, and fellowships.

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    Resources to continue your research.

  • * Adapted from NC State's External Faculty Awards program.

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How Can We Help?

Some ways we can assist include: 

  • Honorific award identification  
  • Future honorific goal mapping
  • Liaison with awarding groups
  • Writing support
  • Submission management 

We are here to support you on your journey. Contact us to address any questions you may have. 

ORSP - External Honorifics Staff

Susan Petersen


(303) 871-7829

Communications Coordinator, External Honorifics

Audry LaCrone


(303) 871-4045

Manager, Communications