Awards and Fellowships for Faculty
Created by the State University Board of Trustees as a prestigious system-level distinction, the Distinguished Faculty Rank (DFR) programs recognize and reward SUNY’s finest and most accomplished faculty. The Distinguished Professorship (DP), Distinguished Service Professorship (DSP), Distinguished Teaching Professorship (DTP), and Distinguished Librarian (DL) designations constitute the highest system tribute conferred upon SUNY faculty.
Distinguished Faculty Rank programs encourage ongoing commitment to excellence, kindle intellectual vibrancy, elevate the standards of instruction and enrich contributions to public service. They demonstrate the State University’s pride and gratitude for the consummate professionalism, the groundbreaking scholarship, the exceptional instruction and the breadth and significance of service contributions of its faculty.
Appointment constitutes a promotion to the State University’s highest academic rank, and it is conferred solely by the State University Board of Trustees. The expectation is that individuals so appointed will receive additional support, consistent with the resources of the campus.
In addition, Distinguished Faculty are automatically members of the SUNY Distinguished Academy, which encourages a continuing commitment to high quality instruction, service to our campuses and the State, and strong leadership development for newer faculty.
List of Distinguished Professors
SUNY Chancellor's Awards
The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service recognizes the consistently superior service contributions of teaching faculty. This service must be sustained over multiple years and may occur in a variety of venues.
The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes consistently superior teaching at the graduate, undergraduate, or professional level in keeping with the State University’s commitment to providing its students with instruction of the highest quality.
The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship recognizes consistently superior professional achievement in the field of librarianship.
The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service recognizes consistently superior professional achievement within and beyond the position.
The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities supports the pursuits foundational to sustaining the intellectual growth of SUNY institutions by recognizing consistently outstanding scholarly and creative productivity, conducted in addition to teaching, by SUNY’s instructional faculty.
The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching recognizes consistently superior teaching at the graduate, undergraduate, or professional level in keeping with the State University’s commitment to providing its students with instruction of the highest quality.
The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service are System-level awards established by the University to give System-wide recognition for superior performance and extraordinary achievement by employees in the Classified Service. These awards demonstrate the University’s commitment to individuals who provide superior service to its students and the community at large.
Stony Brook Outstanding Mentor Awards
The award recognizes senior faculty who have served as exemplary mentors. An outstanding mentor has demonstrated exceptional commitment to faculty mentoring of non-tenure track, pre-tenure and mid-career faculty. Full-time faculty mentors at the advanced Associate, or Professor rank are eligible to be nominated by their colleagues. Normally, unit leaders and department chairs who are expected to mentor junior faculty, Deans, and administrators in the Office of the Dean or the Provost are not eligible for this award.
Outstanding Mentor Award Winners
Provost's Awards Archive
Provost's Office maintains lists of some prestigious awards and fellowships received by Stony Brook Faculty. Please let us keep the list current by filling out "Honors and Awards" section in Interfolio Faculty180 or submitting the information about the award through the form linked below.