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Other Opportunities

The National Research Council (NRC) together with the Association of American Universities (AAU) in 2006 produced the following award designations– 1393 Highly Prestigious (HP) and Prestigious (P) awards in 4 broad fields: arts and humanities HP=62, social sciences HP=24, physical sciences, and engineering HP=73, and life sciences HP=54. These awards are available in our database located on the under the awards tab.  Since 2006, many new opportunities have arisen, classified as "other" the number grows each year exponentially.

In this section, we wish to offer to provide "other" opportunities that are on par with the HP and P awards along with their nomination deadlines, guidelines, and eligibility requirements. Curating these opportunities involves a process of matching the weighted metrics used to determine the original NRC list designated HP and P with the possibilities now named "other." For a detailed discussion on this topic, please see the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine webpage. 
Awards and Honors Data Collection and Methodology. 

Table of  Broad Field categories and a comprehensive list of associated disciplines for download.  

Broad Fields

Bioinformatics and Computational
Biology Biological Sciences, various
Biology/Biological Sciences,
General Biomedical Sciences,
General Biomedical Sciences, various
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell Biology
Cognitive Science
Developmental Biology
Evolutionary Biology
Human and Medical Genetics
Immunology Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Molecular Genetics
Molecular Pharmacology
Oncology and Cancer Biology
Oral Biology and Craniofacial Science
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Physiology, General
Plant Pathology
Structural Biology
Business Administration Business, various
Management Information Systems Marketing
Counselor Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Educational Evaluation and Research Educational
Leadership and Administration
Foundations of Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Mathematics Education
Science Education
Special Education
Teacher Education Specific Levels
Teacher Education Specific Subject Areas
Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering, General
Engineering, various
Environmental Engineering
Geological and Mining Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Operations Research
Systems Engineering
Architecture, Design, Planning, various
Communication and Communication Studies
Consumer and Human Sciences, various
Family and Human Sciences, various
Health Promotion, Kinesiology, Exercise Science and Rehab Health,
Physical Education, Recreation
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Mass Communications/Media Studies
Nutrition Sciences
Urban and Regional Planning
Communication Disorders and Sciences
Environmental Health Sciences
Health Professions, various
Medical Sciences, various
Public Health
Speech and Hearing Sciences
Veterinary Medical Sciences
American Studies
Ancient Studies
Area and Ethnic Studies, various
Art History and Criticism
Asian Languages
Asian Studies
Classics and Classical Languages
Comparative Literature
Composition, Rhetoric and Writing
English Language and Literature
European Studies
French Language and Literature
Gender Studies
Germanic Languages and Literatures
Humanities/Humanistic Studies, General
Italian Language and Literature
Languages, various
Music specialties
Music, General
Near and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
Performing and Visual Arts, various
Religion/Religious Studies
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Spanish Language and Literature
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Theology/Theological Studies
Environmental Sciences
Fisheries Science
Forest Resources/Forestry
Natural Resources
Wildlife Science
Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
Chemical Sciences, various
Computational Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences, various
Computer Science
Geology/Earth Science, General Geophysics
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology/Information Systems
Marine Sciences
Oceanography, Physical Sciences Physics,
General Statistics
Applied Economics
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice and Criminology
Economics, General
Educational Psychology
International Affairs and Development
Political Science
Psychology, General
Psychology, various
Public Administration
Public Policy
School Psychology
Social Sciences, various
Social Work/Social Welfare Sociology