Faculty Research Awards
Current faculty members in HSS have been recognized for their research and contributions to their fields of study with the following awards and honors.
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow
Election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an honorary society focused on policy studies for the benefit of society, is one of the nation's highest honors.
- Jonathan N. Katz, 2011
- Thomas R. Palfrey (PhD '81), 2008
- Colin F. Camerer, 2003
- John O. Ledyard, 1999
- Peter C. Ordeshook, 1992
- Charles R. Plott, 1985
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
American Economic Association Distinguished Fellow
The American Economic Association's Distinguished Fellows are elected from economists of the highest distinction in the United States and Canada.
- Charles R. Plott, 2008
CGS Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities
Named in honor of the first president of the Council of Graduate Schools and first presented in 1972, this award is made annually to a scholar-teacher in the humanities.
- Fiona Cowie, 1999
Cliometric Society Fellow
The Cliometric Society honors outstanding scholarship in the field of economic history through its election of fellows on the basis of contributions to the field that are markedly original and have significantly advanced the frontiers of knowledge.
- Philip T. Hoffman, 2013
Econometric Society Fellow
The Econometric Society elects fellows to serve as part of an international body focused on the advancement of economic theory in relationship with statistics and mathematics.
Economic History Society First Monograph Prize
The Economic History Society exists to support research and teaching in economic and social history, broadly defined. The First Monograph Prize is awarded biennially for the best first monograph in economic and/or social history.
- Tracy K. Dennison, 2012
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowships are grants awarded to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.
Haynes Foundation Faculty Fellowship
The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation is a leading supporter of social science research for Los Angeles.
- R. Michael Alvarez, 2009
The MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the "genius grant," is awarded annually without restrictions by the MacArthur Foundation to individuals who show exceptional merit or promise for continued and enhanced creative work.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship
New Directions fellowships assist faculty members in the humanities who seek to acquire systematic training outside their own areas of special interest. The program is intended to enable strong scholars in the humanities to work on problems that interest them most, at an appropriately advanced level of sophistication.
Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship
The Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship Program recognizes innovative, promising new faculty members, from a number of research institutions, whose exceptional talent for research and innovation identifies them as emerging leaders in their fields.
- Katrina A. Ligett, 2013
National Academy of Sciences Member
The National Academy of Sciences, an advisory body on science, engineering, and medicine, elects new members each year in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
- Charles R. Plott, 2007
National Bureau of Economics Political Economy Program Faculty Research Fellow
The National Bureau of Economics is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works.
- Erik Snowberg, 2011
National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award
The CAREER program is a foundation-wide activity that offers the NSF's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.
- Katrina A. Ligett, 2013
Onassis Prize for Finance
- Richard Roll, 2015
The Philosopher's Annual Ten Best Articles
- Christopher R. Hitchcock, 2003
American Antiquarian Society Reese Fellowship
This fellowship supports research in American bibliography and projects in the history of the book in America. Reese Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance of importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the society's collections.
- Christopher A. Hunter, 2012
Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory Fellow
Faculty are chosen to be fellows in the society for their "scientific excellence, originality, and leadership; high ethical standards; and scholarly and creative achievement."
Society for Political Methodology Fellow
Selection to the position of Fellow of the Society for Political Methodology honors individuals who have made outstanding scholarly contributions to the development of political methodology, and whose methodological work has had a major international impact on subsequent scholarship in the field, in the discipline more broadly, and where appropriate in other areas.
Henry A. Wallace Award
The Henry A. Wallace Award, presented by the Agricultural History Society, is for the best book on any aspect of agricultural history outside the United States. The Agricultural History Society was founded to promote interest, study, and research in the history of agriculture.
- Tracy K. Dennison, 2012