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UMass Amherst faculty do extraordinary things, and garner well-deserved recognition for their accomplishments. Find here the recipients of campus-level awards, awards administered through OFD, and a list of national and international honors bestowed on faculty.


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Faculty Awards Conferred at UMass Amherst

Samuel F. Conti Award

A University of Massachusetts Amherst Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship provides faculty members with a unique opportunity to focus on their research or creative activities. These Fellowships are managed by the office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement (VCRE) and provide a one-year release from teaching and service duties in addition to a $3,500 cash award.

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Distinguished Teaching Award

The DTA honors exemplary teaching at the highest institutional level.  The highly competitive and prestigious campus-wide Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA) program has been honoring teaching excellence on the UMass Amherst campus for over 30 years.

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Spotlight Scholars

Scholars are UMass Amherst faculty members who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in research, scholarship or creative activity.

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Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity

The Chancellor created the Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity in 2005 for faculty members from across campus who have, within the past three years, demonstrated outstanding achievement that has receives national and/or international recognition appropriate to the discipline.

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