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Academic Terms and Usage

Awards and Honors
Names of awards, prizes, and other honors are capitalized, but some generic terms used with the names are lowercased. The following are some examples:

  • the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature, a Nobel laureate, a Nobel Prize winner
  • the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, a Pulitzer in journalism, a Pulitzer Prize winner
  • an Academy Award, an Oscar; a Grammy Award, an Obie Award, a Tony Award; he has five Grammy nominations
  • an Emmy Award; she has three Emmys
  • a Guggenheim Fellowship (but a Guggenheim grant), the fellowship, the Guggenheim fellow, the fellow
  • National Merit Scholarship awards, Merit Scholarships, Merit Scholar, Merit Scholarship winner
  • the SUNY Distinguished Service Professorship, the distinguished professorship

When using in an open compound adjective before a noun, use an en dash (not a hyphen): She is a Grammy Award–winning composer.

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