Coloring Outside the Lines with Dr. Rana Dajani

We Love Reading

Dr. Dajani’s Awards + Honors

·      Jacob Klaus Social entrepreneurship Award 2018

·      World Literacy Summit Award 2018

·      UI Carver College of Medicine’s Distinguished Alumni Awards 2018

·      UNHCR’s Protecting Urban Refugee Children Innovation Challenge Winner 2017

·      Jordan Star of Science, Category Biology, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, World Science Forum 2017

·      UNESCO King Sejong International Literacy Prize 2017

·      We Love Reading: Refugee-led Reading Circle, Promising Practices in Refugee Education initiative 2017 Pearson, UNHCR and Save the Children 2017

·      Runner up for the Core77 design awards for social impact 2017

·      Aspen Ideas Festival 1 Scholar 2017

·      Harvard Radcliff Fellowship Award 2017

·      World HRD Congress Women Super Achiever Award 2017

·      On the list of 500 most influential Muslims 2015, 2016, 2017

·      Ranked in CEO Middle East magazine’s list of 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2016, 2017

·      The inaugural IIE Global Changemaker Award in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright 2016

·      The Stars Award for Impact 2015

·      The Arab Women Association Golden Award 2015

·      Top Idea in the IDEO challenge 2015

·      Honored by his Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan as a woman leader 2015

·      Ranked 12 in CEO Middle East Magazine’s list of 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2015

·      Women in Science hall of fame, US Embassy Amman’s Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Office for the Middle East, 2015

·     Ranked 13 in CEO Middle East magazine’s list of 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2014  

·      50 Most Talented Social Innovators 2015 at the World CSR Congress

·      Women in Science hall of fame 2015 US Embassy Amman’s Environment, Science, Technology and Health Office for the Middle East

·      PEER Award 2014 for the project “The Three Circles of Alemat” NSF/USAID

·      Order of Al Hussein for Distinguished Contributions of the Second Class.  Granted to “those who have made distinguished contributions to society”

·      Winner for the WISE Award 2014

·      Eisenhower Fellowship Innovative Program 2014

·      “We Love Reading” recognized by Center for Education Innovation, 2014

·      Selected as one of the 100 most powerful Arabs in the World 2014 in the category “geniuses” by Arabian Business magazine

·      Named one of the list of GOOD 2014

·      “We Love Reading” recognized by UNESCO, 2014

·      Named one of the most influential women scientist of the Islamic world 2014 by UK based Muslim Science Magazine

·      Named Citizen of the Next Century List for 2013

·      Library of congress Literacy Award for best practices for “We Love Reading,” 2013

·      Fulbright Occasional Lecture Award Spring 2013

·      Fulbright Research Scholarship first place, 2012-2013 Research at Yale University Stem cells and micro RNA

·      Featured in the Innovation for education book by Charles Leadbeater, WISE Qatar Foundation, 2012

·      Finalist for the “Women in Academia Network” for the Alumni Engagement Innovation fund by the State alumni, 2011

·      Nominated by the Hashemite University for the “Women in Science” award offered by the Islamic Development Bank 2011

·      Complimentary membership to the Clinton Global Initiative 2010

·      Ahel el Hemmeh initiative, nominated for the award and got voted in the final 30 runner-ups for “We Love Reading”

·      Awarded the 2009 Arab world social innovator award by Synergos for the project “We Love Reading”

·      Nominated as one of Ahel Al- himmeh. An initiative by Queen Rania of Jordan to recognize individuals from the Jordan community who do volunteer work for the community and have made a difference

·      The King Hussein Cancer Institute for cancer and biotechnology award 2009

·      Fulbright Alumni Development Awards (ADA) 2008

·      Fulbright Scholar 2000-2002

·      Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral award – honorary mention 2001

Dr. Dajani’s Book – Five Scarves