- Guggenheim Fellow (1968)
- Indiana University Bloomington
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English & Comparative Literature
- Fulbright Award (1962)
- Fulbright Award
Indiana University Bloomington
Horst Frenz was Distinguished Service Professor who founded the comparative literature program at Indiana University and served as its chairman from inception until his retirement in 1977. The departmental library in comparative literature bears his name and was the room that he used as a library during his time on the faculty.