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Extraordinary Accomplishments Program

Extraordinary Accomplishments Program

In June of 2013, Provost Garnett Stokes initiated the Extraordinary Accomplishments Program. This is an ongoing incentive program which recognizes FSU faculty achievements and encourages research development. It honors all awards designated by the National Research Council (NRC) as Prestigious and Highly Prestigious.

Extraordinary Accomplishments Announcement Memo (June 21, 2013)

Extraordinary Accomplishments Procedures Memo (August 2014)



National Research Council Awards

The National Research Council has created four spreadsheets that contain a listing of Highly Prestigious and Prestigious awards, separated by discipline. Please click on the appropriate link to view the complete list of awards.


For more information on the process used by the National Research Council to determine these awards, please visit


Alternative Exceptional Award

Because not all prestigious awards appear on the National Research Council’s list, the Alternative Exceptional Award program was created. Faculty members are invited to petition additional awards and honors not currently recognized by the NRC for possible inclusion in the Provost’s Extraordinary Accomplishments Program. To view the general principles and evaluation criteria adopted to guide the petitioners through the process, please view the  Process to Petition an Alternative Exceptional Award Memo (pdf 78.88 kB). Below are the awards that have been added through the petition process as Alternative Exceptional Awards.

Awards approved as the equivalent of “Highly Prestigious” and now eligible for a $15,000 permanent salary increase include:

  • Doris Duke Performing Artist Award   

Awards approved as the equivalent of “Prestigious” and now eligible for a $5,000 permanent salary increase include: 

  • American Chemical Society (ACS) Exxon Mobil Award;
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellow;
  • American Philosophical Association (APA) Sanders Book Prize;
  • Army Research Office Young Investigator Award;
  • ASPA-NASPAA Distinguished Research Award;
  • Association for Jewish Studies Jordan Schnitzer Book Award; 
  • DAAD Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists;
  • DAAD Visiting Professorship;
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award;
  • Department of Energy Early Career Award; 
  • Folger Directorship of the Colloquium;
  • Folger Shakespeare Library Senior Fellowship; 
  • Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies Fellowship; 
  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Early Career Research Award; 
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Collaborative Research Grant;
  • Norris J. Lacy Prize for Outstanding Editorial Achievement in Arthurian Studies;
  • United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Award

To petition to have an award considered as an Alternative Exceptional Award, please use our Online Petition Submission System, located at

The deadlines for Spring 2016 Cycle 10 are as follows: 

  • Opened for petition submission: 9/02/2015,
  • Close date for submission: 1/16/2016,
  • Letter from professional colleague due: 1/16/2016,
  • Awards Committee is scheduled to meet: 2/22/2016.