Yearly High Scholarship Award, 1986–87 (University of Washington).
The Marilyn and Allen Johnson Memorial Scholarship, 1985–86 (University of Washington), 1986–87 (University of Washington), 1987–88 (Pomona College).
The David L. Edwards Memorial Scholarship, for a Pomona student concentrating in English, 1988–89.
Senior Exercise: Distinction, May 1989.
Rotary Foundation Graduate Ambassadorial Scholar, Perth, Australia, 1993.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (from the University of Oxford) one week in 12/94 (for research at Harvard’s Widener Library on Henry James).
A French government grant to study at the École Normale Supérieure, winter and spring 1995.
Oxford University Scholarship for Overseas Students, 1991–92, Autumn 1992, Winter and Spring 1994, 1994–95.
Overseas Research Student Award from the British government, Autumn 1992, Winter and Spring 1994, 1994–95.
Paris (from the University of Oxford), one week 5/94, one week 5/96 (for research on Honoré de Balzac at the Balzac Research Center–the Maison de Balzac–and on “French theory” and writing).
University of Oxford, UK, (from Charles University) one week stay for comparative cultural research in the Taylor Institution and in the Bodleian Library, 11/07 and 10/12.
Universität Konstanz, Germany, two-week research stays as a visiting scholar (invite mediated by prof. Aleida Assmann): 1/04, 1/05, 1/06, 2/07, 2/08, 2/09 , 1/10, 1/11, 3-4/13, and 6/14.
Paris, France (from Charles University), short stay for comparative cultural research at various institutions including the Library at the Roland Garros Museum, École de la cause Freudienne, & the École Normale Supérieure: 10/11, 10/13, and 10/15.
University of Winchester, Winchester, UK, six one-week stays on an Erasmus teacher-scholar exchange program (invite from the Director of Internationalisation Alasdair Spark): 1/12, 1–2/13, 1–2/14, 3–4/16, 2/17, 2/19, and 3/20.
University of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel, one-week stay on a scholar exchange program (invited by prof. Shirley Sharon Zisser): 5/12.
Affiliate Associate Professor formerly Visiting Scholar, EnglishDepartment, University of Washington-Seattle, for comparative cultural research (invited by dr. Robert McNamara, prof. Brian M. Reed, Chair) officially 15 June–30 September, 2015 and invited again from dr. McNamara and prof. Reed for 1 June–30 September 2016. This Visiting Scholar status with library privileges (including online access) was extended to 30 September 2017 and again for: 1 January–31 December 2018 and from prof. Anis Bawarshi, Acting Chair, 1 January–15 September 2019. The English Department faculty voted in a quorum in May 2019 to change my status to Affiliate Associate Professor, which is a higher rank. The vote of the quorum was 45 yes, 0 no and 0 abstain. This new status has now been approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences as effective from 16 September 2019. * cf. ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS above.
Seattle, Washington, USA (from Charles University) two five–week, two seven–week, two six–week, and two eight–week comparative cultural research stays to use the Suzzallo library at the University of Washington-Seattle and to think and to write in good material conditions at Blue Ridge, Seattle, 7–9/12, 6–8/13, 7–8/14, 7–9/15, 7–8/16, 7–8/17, 7–8/18, and 7–8/19; 7–8/21 (the lattermost only self-financed due to the pandemic).
Five-Year University Visiting Research Fellowship, University of Winchester, Winchester, UK, 12/14–12/19 and Three-Year Renewal, University Visiting Research Fellowship, University of Winchester, 10/2020–10/2023. One predecessor is the British literary scholar of medieval literature, Tom Shippey (Ph.D. Cantab.).
High Quality Monograph Recognition and Financial Award for The Philosophical Baroque: On Autopoietic Modernities (Brill, 2017) for the University Wide 2019 Excellent Monograph Competition at Charles University. 29 v 2019 notice from the Rectorate’s Office of Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, EU. Monetary value: 4.5 months of the winning author’s regular monthly Charles salary.
High Quality Monograph Recognition and Financial Award for The Power of the Impossible: On Community and the Creative Life (Iff, 2018) for the University Wide 2020 Excellent Monograph Competition at Charles University. May 2020 notice from the Rectorate’s Office of Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, EU. Monetary value: 4.5 months of the winning author’s regular monthly Charles salary.