NC State faculty are highly regarded by their peers at home and abroad.
We salute our extraordinary faculty members for recognition of research and scholarship from the most prestigious academies and societies.

2017 Honors & Awards

Dr. Ron Sederoff

The Marcus Wallenberg Prize
“The purpose of the prize is to recognize, encourage and stimulate pathbreaking scientific achievements which contribute significantly to broadening knowledge and to technical development within the fields of importance to forestry and forest industries.”
News Release | The Marcus Wallenberg Prize

Dr. Frances Ligler 

The National Inventors Hall of Fame
The National Inventors Hall of Fame is “the driving force behind lifelong innovation, paying forward America’s rich history of invention and securing our country’s competitive advantage for the future.”
News Release | The National Inventors Hall of Fame

Dr. Jere Confrey 

American Educational Research Association Fellow 
The AERA fellows program is recognizes “excellence in research and be inclusive of the scholarship that constitutes and enriches education research as an interdisciplinary field.” 
News Release | The American Educational Research Association

Dr. Jagdish (Jay) Narayan and Dr. Paul Turinsky

National Academy of Engineering
“Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.  Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to ‘engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature’ and to ‘the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/ implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.'”
News Release | The National Academy of Engineering

Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou

National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology 
“The NAS Award in Molecular Biology is supported by Pfizer Inc. and recognizes a recent notable discovery by a young scientist (defined as no older than 45) who is a citizen of the United States. The award is presented with a medal and a $25,000 prize.”
News Release | National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology

Academies & Societies

Over 100 NC State faculty are elected members or fellows of the most prestigious academies and societies in the world.

Awards & Prizes

Research Scholarships & Fellowships

Research scholarships and fellowships are highly competitive prestigious honors. Listed below are active faculty awards.

Research Leadership Academy

The Research Leadership Academy was established in FY2016 to promote a culture of research leadership at NC State. It complements two other groups honoring NC State faculty, the Academy of Outstanding Teachers, managed by the Office of Faculty Development, and the Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension, managed by the Office of Outreach and Engagement.