The Cal Prytanean Honor Society Alumnae invites you to apply for the 2023 Prytanean Faculty Award!
Eligible applicants should be an Assistant Professor on a tenure track who has been a UC Berkeley faculty member for at least two years. Please share this information with eligible colleagues.
Each year, the Prytanean Alumnae Chapter honors an early career faculty member with an unrestricted $35,000 award in recognition of outstanding scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and service.
We use an inclusive definition of “woman.” We welcome cis women, trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who identify as women in a way that is significant to them.
The Prytanean Honor Society was established on the UC Berkeley campus in 1901 by and for undergraduate women. Since 1985, the Cal Prytanean Alumnae Chapter has recognized UC Berkeley's mission to attract and retain outstanding early career women and nonbinary faculty through the Prytanean Faculty Award.
Professor Angelica Stacey, Department of Chemistry, was our inaugural recipient. Recent awardees represent a range of disciplines, including:
2015: G. Cristina Mora, Sociology
2016: Sarah Anzia, Public Policy
2017: Andrea Roth, Law
2018: Jessica Lu, Astronomy
2019: Markita Landry, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
2020: Henrike Lange, Art History
2021: Grace Gu, Mechanical Engineering
2022: Anna Livia Brand, Landscape Architecture
Application materials can be submitted here.
The submission deadline is September 15, 2023.
Please email us with any questions or points of clarification.
Since 1986, Prytanean Alumnae, Inc. has annually awarded a financial grant to an outstanding woman junior faculty member on the Berkeley campus. The original award of $10,000 is now $35,000. Through a competitive process, the winner is chosen for the record as a distinguished teacher, her demonstrated scholarly achievement, and her success as a role model for students at the University of California, Berkeley. Award winners have used the grant for child care, transportation to research sites, and conferences. Many have hired research assistants or purchased useful equipment which would otherwise be unavailable.
Members of Prytanean Alumnae, Inc., are proud to have founded the Prytanean Faculty Award over two decades ago. Member contributions to the endowment have resulted in the organization’s ability to award over $550,000 to outstanding women faculty members. The membership looks forward to further service to the University, its students and faculty.
1986 Angelica Stacy Chemistry
1987 Brenda Eskenazi Maternal & Child Health & Epidemiology
1988 Andrea Peterson Law
1989 Sau-ling Wong Asian American Studies
1990 Deborah Nolan Statistics
1991 Denise Herd Social & Administrative Health Sciences
1992 Celeste B. Langan English
1993 Kiren Chaudhry Political Science
1994 Carla D’Antonio Integrative Biology
1995 Katherine Bergeron Music
1996 Jasmina Vujic Nuclear Engineering
1997 Lisa Pruitt Mechanical Engineering
1998 Carolyn Bertozzi Chemistry
1999 Lucia Jacobs Psychology
2000 Jennifer Miller English
2001 Eileen Lacey Integrative Biology
2002 Eva Harris Public Health
2003 Serena Chen Psychology
2004 Ananya Roy City & Regional Planning
2005 Sara McMains Mechanical Engineering
2006 Isha Ray Energy & Resource Group
2007 Lori Markson Psychology
2008 Chelsea Specht Plant & Microbial Biology
2009 Line Mikkelsen Linguistics
2010 Daniela Kaufer Integrative Biology
2011 Britt Glaunsinger Plant & Microbial Biology
2012 Diana Bautista Molecular & Cell Biology
2013 Lauren Williams Mathematics
2014 Valerie Shapiro Social Welfare
2015 Cristina Mora Sociology
2016 Sarah Anzia Public Policy
2017 Dr. Andrea Roth Law
2018 Jessica Lu Astrophysics
2019 Markita Landry Chemical & Bioengineering
2020 Henrike Lange Art History & Italian Studies
2021 Grace X. Gu Mechanical Engineering
2022 Anna Brand Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning