Manju Kak has been the recipient of various awards and fellowships.
2003 Hawthornden Fellowship by the Heinz Foundation at Edinburgh, Scotland
1998 Bread loaf Conference, Middlebury College, USA
1995 Charles Wallace-British Council Award at the University of Stirling, UK
1995 Senior Fellowship from the Department of Culture, Government of India
1992 The Katha Award for “Blessed Are My Sons”, India
1990 Award at Asian Voices in English sponsored by the British Council and Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, for “When I Return”