Scientific Director of the Gombe Stream Research Centre, Tanzania Honorary Visiting Professor in Zoology, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania A.D. White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University, USA (Six-year appointment)
Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Member of the Research Centre for Human Ethology at the Max-Planck Institute for Behavioural Physiology, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Halle, Germany, Academia Scientarium et Artium Europaea, Austria Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland - Honorary Fellow
study of the behavior of free-living chimpanzees in the Gombe National Park, Tanzania.
Her profound scientific discoveries from her Gombe Stream Research Centre laid the foundation for all future primate studies.
American Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award (1987), Encyclopaedia Britannica Award for Excellence on the Dissemination of Learning for the Benefit of Mankind (1989), Anthropologist of the Year Award (1989), The AMES Award (Anthropologists in the Media) of the American Anthropologist Association (1990), The Kyoto Prize in Basic Science (1990) Lifetime Achievement Award, In Defense of Animals (1995), The Primate Society of Great Britain Conservation Award (1996), William Proctor Prize for Scientific Achievement, awarded by Sigma Xi (1996), John & Alice Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (1997).