Co-winner of the 2018 Conover-Porter Award, given by the Africana Librarians Council of the African Studies Association. The award recognizes outstanding Africa-related reference works. The DACB was the first digital resource to receive this award.
National Endowment for the Humanities award for Sustaining Digital Humanities Workshop, Brown University, April 2019.
Encyclopedia Britannica Best Sites Award 2009 for biography “Alexis Kagamé”.