1986-1987 - Bunting Fellow at Radcliffe/Harvard - Mary Ingraham Institute.
1987 - Fellow for the National Endowment for the Arts.
1991 - Visiting Scholar at Rockefeller Foundation Study Center, Bellagio, Italy
1993 - Recipient of Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award
1999 - 2007 Served on the Board of Directors of Inprint in Houston, and is now on its Advisory Board.
2000 - Inducted into the Zoroastrian Hall of Fame in Houston
2002 - Won the Excellence in Literature Award at the Zoroastrian Congress in Chicago
2007 - Primo Mondello Award in Italy.
2008 - Bapsi Sidhwa is the first recipient of the South Asian Excellence Awards for Literature. Awarded on May 10, 2008 in New York.
2008 - HCC Asian-American Legacy Award
1991 - Recipient of the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, the highest national honor in the arts, Pakistan.
1991 - Recipient of the National Award for English Literature by the Pakistan Academy of Letters.
1992 - Recipient of the Patras Bokhari Award for Literature
1991: Bapsi-with-Richard-Dawkins - Recipient of LiBeraturepreis for Ice-Candy-Man (Cracking India) in Germany.
1999 - Cracking India was listed among the 200 best books in English by The Modern Library (Edited by Carmen Callil & Colm Toibin: Picador, June 1999, London)
David Higham award for Crow Eaters
2007 - Premio Mondello 2007 for Water