Faculty & Staff Fellowship Award Winners (TARU)

Many researchers from our University have won prestigious awards sponsored by government agencies, non-profit foundations, and private institutions.

Several awards are recognized by the Top American Research Universities ranking.

Present and previous award winners are listed below.


Air Force Young Investigator Research Program

Year Principal Investigator Department
2016 Hugh Churchill PHYS


American Council of Learned Societies

Year Principal Investigator Department
2008-2009 Jesse Casana ANTH
1980-1981 Randall Woods HIST


American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Year Principal Investigator Department
2017 Jin-Woo Kim BAEG
2017 Yanbin Li BAEG


Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Grants

Year Principal Investigator Department
2016 Salvador Barraza-Lopez PHYS
2016 John B. Shaw GEOS


Fulbright American Scholars

Year Principal Investigator Country Visited
2016-2017 Edward C. Holland Russia
2014 Steve Stephenson Vietnam
2014 Kathleen Condray Germany
2011-2012 Michael Freeman Korea
2011-2012 Christopher Rowand Kelley Moldova
2011-2012 William F McComas III Ireland
2010-2011 Christopher Rowand Kelley Moldova
2010 Peter Ungar South Africa
2008 Sam Totten Rwanda
2008-2009 Jeannine Durdik India
2008-2009 Curt Richard Rom Italy
2007-2008 Samuel Totten (Emeritus) Rwanda
2006-2007 Dorothy Sargent Long Germany
2005 Pat Conge Lebanon
2005-2006 Christopher Rowand Kelley Ukraine
2005-2006 Judith Ricker Germany
2005-2006 Charles Patrick West France
2004-2005 Patrick J. Conge Lebanon
2004-2005 Mounir AbouDaoud Farah Syria
2004-2005 Hugh Talat Halman Indonesia
2003-2004 Thomas David Senor Russia
2002-2003 Kathleen Marie Condray Germany
2002-2003 Andrew Warren Horowitz Brazil
2001-2002 Thomas R. McKinnon Macedonia
1999-2000 Luis F. Restrepo Colombia
1998-1999 Karen C. Hanna -
1998-1999 Judith Ricker-Abderhalden -
1998-1999 Hamdy A. Taha (Emeritus) -
1996 Bob McMath ** Italy
1995 Bob Cochran Korea
1994-1995 Tomas Jandik ** -
1991-1992 Robert Keith Bacon Romania
1988-1989 Charles Adams Germany
1988-1989 Doug James Belize
1986-1987 Steven Bell ** Mexico
1986 Bob Cochran Hungary
1985-1986 Bob Cochran Romania
1981-1982 Doug James Nepal
1970-1971 Doug James Ghana


Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Fellowships

Year Principal Investigator Department
1998 Tricia Starks ** HIST
1991-1992 Kim Sexton ** ARCH
1984-1985 Joel Gordon ** HIST
1983-1984 Steven Bell ** WLLC
1969-1971 Robert Finlay ** HIST


Guggenheim Fellows

Year Principal Investigator Department
2005-2006 Geoffrey Brock ENGL
2003 Robert Brinkmeyer ENGL
1989 Robert Cochran ENGL


Mellon Foundation Fellowships

Year Principal Investigator Department
2014 Josh Smith ENGL
2012-2013 Caree Banton** HIST
2010-2011 Freddy C. Domínguez** HIST
2008-2009 Joshua Smith** ENGL
2004 Beth Schweiger HIST
2002-2004 Freddy C. Domínguez** HIST
1995 Daniel Sutherland HIST


National Academy of Engineering

Year Principal Investigator Department
2010 Mike Johnson CVEG
1996 Jack Buffington ** CVEG
1987 John White INEG


National Endowment for the Humanities

Year Principal Investigator Department
2015 Jeremy S. Hyman PHIL
2015 Ben Fagan ENGL
2013-2014 Nikolay Antov HIST
2012-2013 Beth Schweiger HIST
2009-2010 Elliott West HIST
2008-2009 Beth Schweiger HIST
2006-2007 Lynn Jacobs ART
1992-1993 Lynn Jacobs ART
2006 Richard Sonn HIST
2005 Tricia Starks HIST
1998 Robert Finlay HIST
1995 Robert Finlay HIST
1992-1993 Elliot West HIST
1992 Robert Finlay HIST
1981-1982 Robert Finlay ** HIST
1981-1982 Randall Woods HIST
1979-1980 Bob McMath ** HIST


National Humanities Center Fellows

Year Principal Investigator Department
2004-2005 Lynda Leigh Coon HIST
2004-2005 Thomas E. Kaiser * HIST
1987-1988 Christopher Hill PHIL


National Institutes of Health (NIH) Career Award

Year Principal Investigator Department
2010 David Zaharoff BMEG


National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Awards

Start Date Principal Investigator Department
2017 Stefan Kilyanek CHBC
2016 Matt Patitz CSCE
2016 Ashlea Milburn INEG
2015 Kartik Balachandran BMEG
2015 Jing Yang ELEG
2014 Burt Bluhm PLPA
2013 Greg Dumond GEOS
2013 Nan Zheng CHBC
2013 Feng Wang CHBC
2012 Julian Fairey CVEG
2012 Colin Heyes CHBC
2011 Fisher Yu ELEG
2011 Brady Cox * CVEG
2011 Fangzhen Teng GEOS
2011 Xianghong Qian BMEG
2011 Nilanjan Banerjee * CSCE
2010 Chang Nam * INEG
2010 Douglas Spearot MEEG
2008 Jak Tchakhalian PHYS
2008 Susanne Striegler ** CHBC
2007 Min Zou MEEG
2007 Sulin Zhang * MEEG
2006 Xintao Wu ** CSCE
2002 John Lusth * CSCE
2002 Luca Capogna MASC
2002 Erhan Kutanoglu * INEG
2001 Lois Schwarz * CVEG
2001 Xiaogang Peng * CHBC
2000 Ranil Wickramasinghe CHEG
2000 Laurent Bellaiche PHYS
2000 Julie Stenken ** CHBC
1998 Kenneth Turnbull * CHBC
1998 Paul Thibado PHYS
1997 Susan Gauch ** CSCE
1996 Lin Oliver PHYS
1996 Ingrid Fritsch CHBC
1996 Russell D. Meller ** INEG
1995 Maria R. Coleman * CHEG
1994-1995 Min Xiao PHYS
1992 Susan Foster * -
1991 John Gauch ** CSCE


Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

Year Principal Investigator Department
2012 Brady Cox * CVEG


Robert Wood Johnson Policy Fellows

Year Principal Investigator Department
2001-2002 Andrew Kumpuris -


Woodrow Wilson Center

Year Principal Investigator Department
2016 Edward C. Holland ** GEOS
2004 Tricia Starks HIST


* - Awardee no longer at University of Arkansas (UofA).
** - Awardee received award at another university before coming to UofA.

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