Awards (to recognize achievements in science) -- Nominations Accepted

Funding Agency:
National Academies

Nominations are now accepted for the awards listed below. Click on award name for more information and eligibility requirements.

Arctowski Medal (solar physics)

Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal (marine or freshwater algae)

Henry Draper Medal (astronomical physics)

J. Lawrence Smith Medal (investigations of meteoric bodies)

James Prize in Science and Technology Integration (inaugural presentation)

Michael and Sheila Held Prize (computer science, specifically combinatorial/discrete optimization)

NAS Award for Chemistry in Service to Society

NAS Award for Scientific Discovery (2021 fields: astronomy, materials science, or physics)

NAS Award in Chemical Sciences

NAS Award in Molecular Biology (young investigator)

NAS Award in the Evolution of Earth and Life- Mary Clark Thompson Medal (geology and paleontology)

NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences

NAS Public Welfare Medal

Pradel Research Award (neuroscience; mid-career neuroscientists)

Richard Lounsbery Award (biology and medicine)

Selman A. Waksman Award in Microbiology

Troland Research Awards (psychology; early-career researchers)

William and Katherine Estes Award (behavioral research relevant to prevention of nuclear war)

Deadline for Nominations: Oct. 5, 2020

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Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

October 5, 2020