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Faculty honors & awards


December 5, 2018

Number of members in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

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96 UW faculty members have been part of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences since the program’s founding in 1780. Source: Office of Research, UW News


October 4, 2018

Number of MacArthur Fellows

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16 UW faculty members have been named MacArthur Fellows since the program’s creation in 1981. Sources: Office of Research (1981-2011); MacArthur Foundation (2018)


July 23, 2018

Number of faculty members in the Washington State Academy of Sciences

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155 UW faculty members have been named to the Washington State Academy of Sciences since it was founded in 2008. Source: Washington State Academy of Science


August 8, 2017

Number of National Academy of Engineering members

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31 UW faculty members have been named to the National Academy of Engineering since the program was founded in 1964. Source: Office of Research


August 7, 2017

Number of UW faculty in the National Academy of Medicine

University of Washington

62 UW faculty members have been named to the National Academy of Medicine since the program was chartered in 1970. Source: Office of Research


April 5, 2017

Number of members in the National Academy of Sciences

University of Washington

80 UW faculty members have been part of the National Academy of Sciences since the program’s founding in 1863. Source: Office of Research


December 26, 2016

Number of Pulitzer Prize winners

University of Washington

Two UW faculty have won the Pulitzer Prize winners since the honor’s founding in 1917, along with 11 alumni. Source: Office of Research (faculty), Department of Communication (alumni)


December 6, 2016

Number of faculty members in the American Philosophical Society

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Five UW faculty members have been named to the American Philosophical Society over the history of the society. Source: Office of Research


Number of Albert Lasker award winners

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Six UW faculty members have received an Albert Lasker Medical Research Award since the program’s founding in 1945. Source: Office of Research


Number of National Book Award winners

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Two UW faculty members have received the National Book Award since the honor was first given in 1950. Source: Office of Research



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