Awards

Campbell-Staton and Kocher named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences
June 15, 2022
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

The Pew Charitable Trusts announced today that Princeton ecologists Shane Campbell-Staton and Sarah Kocher are members of the newest class of the

Princeton's Mellon Fellows are bringing fresh perspectives to research and teaching in architecture, urbanism and the humanities
April 6, 2022
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Written by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

As the world’s cities grapple with compounding issues of climate change, sustainability, systemic racism, the refugee crisis and more, the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities is supporting research, scholarship and teaching focused on real-world solutions and…

VP David McComas receives the 2022 Distinguished Scientist Award
April 4, 2022
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

The Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP), part of the International Science Council, announced today that they are honoring Princeton’s David McComas with the 2022 Distinguished Scientist Award “for original research, technical…

Princeton alumnus Dennis Sullivan wins Abel Prize for mathematics
March 28, 2022
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the 2022 Abel Prize to Dennis Sullivan, a 1966 Ph.D. graduate of Princeton, “for his groundbreaking contributions to topology in its broadest sense, and in particular its algebraic, geometric and dynamical…

Fefferman and Levin receive BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Awards
March 4, 2022
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Written by Morgan Kelly, High Meadows Environmental Institute; Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

Two Princeton professors, mathematician Charles Fefferman and ecologist Simon Levin, have received Frontiers of Knowledge Awards from the BBVA Foundation.

Charles Fefferman, Princeton's Herbert E. Jones, Jr. '43 University Professor of

Chemistry's Jacobs, Schoop receive most prestigious NSF awards for early-career faculty
Feb. 17, 2022
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Written by Wendy Plump, Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry assistant professors William Jacobs and Leslie Schoop have each been awarded five-year Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Materials Research, the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty. 

Bassler, Diller and alumnus Lustzig win Wolf Prizes in chemistry, architecture and math
Feb. 17, 2022
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications; Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

Two professors and one Princeton graduate alumnus are among the 11 winners of this year's prestigious Wolf Prizes.

Bestowed by the Wolf Foundation in Israel since 1978, the Wolf Prize is awarded to outstanding scientists and artists from around the world.  The scientific categories of the prize include medicine, agriculture,…

Shirley Tilghman wins award for 'exemplary contributions to the genetics community and society'
Jan. 28, 2022
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) selected former Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman as the 2022 winner of the George W. Beadle Award for…

Mohammad Seyedsayamdost to receive Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation for method of discovering “hidden” antibiotics
Nov. 30, 2021
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, professor of chemistry, has been selected to receive Princeton’s Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation for the creation of a method for discovering new anti-infective therapeutics, including drugs that treat bacterial, viral and fungal infections. The award, inaugurated in 2020, is given annually to a faculty member for an innovation that has the potential or demonstrated ability to address a critical challenge of importance to society. Seyedsayamdost will present an honorary lecture on Thurs., Dec. 2 at 12:30 p.m. online as part of Princeton’s Engage 2021 innovation and entrepreneurship conference.
Three Princeton researchers win NIH high-risk, high-reward fellowships
Nov. 5, 2021
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

Princeton faculty members Coleen Murphy, Mohamed Abou Donia and Zemer Gitai are among 20 researchers nationwide to receive 2021 Transformative Research Awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Murphy is also one of the 10 recipients of the NIH Director's Pioneer Award — the only recipient of both the Pioneer Award and the…