MLK at podium with text 'Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award: teaching excellence, leadership, social justice, and community building'

The New York University Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award is sponsored by the Offices of the President and Provost, in partnership with the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding faculty who exemplify the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through teaching excellence, leadership, social justice activism, and community building. In addition, these faculty make a positive impact within the classroom and in the greater NYU community. Current NYU students nominate faculty and recipients are chosen by a committee of past recipients and student leaders.

The 2021 award nomination period is now closed.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award will be presented during NYU MLK Week (February 1–6, 2021). Winners of the award will receive a $1000 research stipend and be recognized at the Faculty Award Reception on Tuesday, February 2nd, during a special ceremony.