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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.


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 cash award.

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.

Spotlight Scholars

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

Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series

Established in 1974, the annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture is dedicated to acknowledging the work of our most esteemed and accomplished faculty members. The lecture series not only honors individual faculty members and their achievements, but also celebrates the values of academic excellence that we share as a community. Each honoree is presented with the Chancellor’s Medal, the highest recognition bestowed upon faculty by the campus.

The Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creativity

The Award for Outstanding Accomplishments n Research and Creative activity was created by the Chancellor in 2005.  It honors faculty members who have earned national and/or international recognition in their field for outstanding achievement in the previous three years. (This year's award is temporarily on hold.)