Saturday, November 25, 2017
 

Organizations & Awards

Please see below for a list of scientific professional societies and available awards. Each "Awards" header and award names are also links to each organization's awards pages, please be sure to visit those pages for additional information regarding eligibility and nomination procedures.  

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people.  

AAAS Awards

Philip Hauge Abelson Award
The 2015 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize was established in 1985 by the AAAS Board of Directors to be awarded to someone who has "made signal contributions to the advancement of science in the United States" either as a public servant, in recognition of sustained exceptional contributions to advancing science, or a scientist, whose career has been distinguished both for scientific achievement and for other notable services to the scientific community.

Nomination Deadline: September 1.

Award for Science Diplomacy 
Formerly “AAAS Award for International Scientific Cooperation”
Many scientists and engineers contribute valuable time away from the established career paths of research, teaching, and publishing to foster activities and develop programs that both address key science questions and build important societal links. AAAS seeks to recognize an individual or a limited number of individuals working together in the scientific or engineering community for making an outstanding contribution to furthering science diplomacy.


Nomination Deadline: September 1.

Award for Public Engagement with Science
Formerly “AAAS Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology”
The AAAS Award for Public Engagement with Science, established in 1987, recognizes scientists and engineers who make outstanding contributions to the "popularization of science."

Nomination Deadline: August 15.

Mentor Awards
The two categories of the AAAS Mentor Awards (Lifetime Mentor Award and Mentor Award) both honor individuals who during their careers demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers. These groups include: women of all racial or ethnic groups; African American, Native American, and Hispanic men; and people with disabilities.

Nomination Deadline: July 31.

Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility
The AAAS Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility is presented annually by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to honor scientists and engineers whose exemplary actions have served to foster scientific freedom and responsibility. We hope that the presentation of this award will inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers as they begin their careers.

Nomination Deadline: September 1.

Kavli Science Journalism Awards
The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement for professional journalists in the science writing field. The awards recognize outstanding reporting for a general audience and honor individuals (rather than institutions, publishers or employers) for their coverage of the sciences, engineering and mathematics. Starting in 2015, the awards are open to journalists worldwide.

Nomination Deadline: August 1.

Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science
The AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science, established in 2010, recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities. 

Nomination Deadline: October 15.

Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award
This award, funded by an endowment established through a generous bequest from Martin L. Wachtel, honors early-career investigators who have performed outstanding work in the field of cancer research.

Nomination Deadline: 2015 award granted.  

Newcomb Cleveland Prize
The Association’s oldest award, the AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize, supported by The Fodor Family Trust, was established in 1923 with funds donated by Newcomb Cleveland of New York City and was originally called the AAAS Thousand Dollar Prize. It is now known as the AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize, and its value is $25,000. The prize is awarded to the author or authors of an outstanding paper published in the Research Articles or Reports sections of Science. Each annual contest starts with the first issue of June and ends with the last issue of the following May.

Nomination Deadline: June 30.

Eppendorf and Science Prize for Neurobiology
The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology acknowledges the increasingly active and important role of neurobiology in advancing our understanding of the functioning of the brain and the nervous system -- a quest that seems destined for dramatic expansion in the coming decades. This international prize, established in 2002, encourages the work of promising young neurobiologists by providing support in the early stages of their careers. It is awarded annually for the most outstanding neurobiological research by a young scientist, as described in a 1,000-word essay based on research performed during the past three years.

Nomination Deadline: June 15.

American Chemical Society (ACS)

With more than 158,000 members, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemistry enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe. 

ACS Awards
The American Chemical Society offers over 100 awards related to chemical science.  Below is information regarding those in Environmental science, please click the above link for more information on all ACS awards.  

Award for Affordable Green Chemistry
To recognize outstanding scientific discoveries that lay the foundation for environmentally-friendly products or manufacturing processes at a cost comparable to or less than that of current technologies, or discoveries that deliver new applications with compelling cost/benefit profiles. To identify and recognize discovery of new eco-friendly chemistries with the potential to enable products or manufacturing processes that are less expensive than existing alternatives.

Nomination Deadline: November 1.

Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology
To encourage creativity in research and technology or methods of analysis to provide a scientific basis for informed environmental control decision-making processes, or to provide practical technologies that will reduce health risk factors.

Nomination Deadline: November 1.

C. Ellen Gonter Environmental Chemistry Award
This award is presented to graduate students at U.S. and international universities who submit the highest quality research papers. Award winners present their papers at the Fall ACS Meeting

Nomination Deadline: Unknown.

Distinguished Service Award
Recognize sustained and distinguished contributions to the field of environmental chemistry and to ENVR.

Nomination Deadline: Unknown.

ENVR Certificate of Merit Award
To recognize ENVR division members for giving a presentation at the ACS national meeting for the first time.

Nomination Deadline: Unknown.

Graduate Student Award
This award recognizes graduate students who are working in areas related to environmental chemistry. The award is based on student transcripts and record of research productivity, and a letter of recommendation from the faculty advisor.

Nomination Deadline: Unknown.

American Fisheries Society (AFS)

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources.

AFS Awards
*Please note, all AFS awards information can be found via the above link.  

Award of Excellence
The Society’s highest award for scientific achievement is presented to a living AFS member for original and/or outstanding contributions to fisheries and aquatic biology. Nominations should be submitted electronically by pdf attachment to an email. Materials should include a detailed letter of nomination to address award criteria, vitae of nominee, and additional supporting materials as needed.  Please include in the nomination letter, the nominee’s title and full contact information (i.e. address, e-mail, phone, etc.) to complete the package.

Nomination Deadline: April 1.

Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award
Presented to an individual or organization for outstanding contributions to the conservation of fishery resources. Eligibility is not restricted to AFS members, and accomplishments can include political, legal, educational, scientific, and managerial successes.  Nominations should include a synopsis of fishery conservation contributions; a description of the influence of those contributions on improved understanding, management, or use of fishery resources; and at least one additional supporting letter. Please include in the nomination letter, the nominee’s title and full contact information (i.e. address, e-mail, phone, etc.) to complete the package.  Nominations should be submitted electronically by pdf attachment to an email.

Nomination Deadline: April 1.

Distinguished Service Award
Recognizes outstanding contributions of time and energy for special projects or activities by AFS members. The number of recipients may vary.  A single member, a group of members, and AFS staff are eligible candidates.  Please include in the nomination letter, the nominee’s title and full contact information (i.e. address, e-mail, phone, etc.) to complete the package.  Nominations should include description of the outstanding contributions by the candidate(s) and submitted electronically by pdf attachment to an email.

Nomination Deadline: April 1.

Emerging Leaders Mentorship Award
The AFS Emerging Leaders Mentorship Award Program was established to develop future leaders of the Society, and the fisheries profession as a whole, by providing selected candidates an opportunity to participate for one year in activities of the AFS Governing Board. Candidates must be full AFS members in good standing who submit complete application packages. Awardees will be paired with a mentor who is a member of the Governing Board and will be awarded up to $500 to offset costs associated with attending the governance meetings,  held in conjunction with the annual AFS Meeting.

Nomination Deadline: April 1.

Meritorious Service Award
Presented annually to an individual AFS member for loyalty, dedication, and meritorious service to the Society over a long period of time and for exceptional commitment to the programs, objectives, and long-term goals of the Society. Nominations should include the candidate’s name, full contact information, biographical information and/or history of the nominee’s service (not to exceed 3 pages) to the Society.  Letters supporting the nomination are welcome.  Nominations and any supporting letters must be submitted electronically via email in PDF format.

Nomination Deadline: April 1.

Outstanding Chapter Award and Outstanding Student Subunit Award
Recognizes outstanding professionalism, active resource protection, and enhancement programs, as well as a strong commitment to the mission of the Society.  One award is given in each category ( small chapters, large chapters and student subunit.  Applications can be obtained from the AFS website Click on Applications for menu options to find more information.  Nominations should be submitted electronically by pdf attachment to an email and include full contact information of the Chapter President (i.e. address, email, phone, etc.) to complete the package.

Nomination Deadline: May 1 (extended).

President's Fishery Conservation Award
Presented in two categories: (1) an AFS individual or unit, or (2) a non-AFS individual or entity, for singular accomplishments or long-term contributions that advance aquatic resource conservation at a regional or local level.  The award is administered by the Past President’s Advisory Council.  A nomination package should include a strong and detailed letter describing the nominee’s contribution and the evidence for accomplishment at a regional or local level.  If the nomination is for an individual, include a CV if possible.  Nominations may be supported by multiple individuals by signing one nomination letter, or by submitting supporting letters in addition to the main nomination letter. Include the nominee’s title and full contact information (address, email, and phone). Nominations should be submitted electronically by pdf attachment to an e-mail.

Nomination Deadline: May 15 (extended).

William E. Ricker Conservation Award
Presented to any entity (individual, group, agency, or company) for accomplishment or activity that advances aquatic resource conservation that is significant at a national or international level.  The award is administered by the Past President’s Advisory Council.  A nomination package should include a strong and detailed letter describing the nominee’s accomplishments and the evidence for being “significant at a national or international level”.  If the nomination is for an individual, include a CV if possible.  Nominations may be supported by multiple individuals by signing one letter, or by submitting supporting letters in addition to the main nomination letter.  Include the nominee’s title and full contact information (address, email, and phone).  Nominations should be submitted electronically by pdf attachment to an e-mail.

Nomination Deadline: May 15 (extended).

The Emmeline Moore Prize
The American Fisheries Society (AFS) has established a career achievement award, named after the first female AFS president, Emmeline Moore (1927-1928), to recognize efforts of an individual member in the promotion of demographic diversity in the society.  This award will be presented to an individual who demonstrates strong commitment and exemplary service to ensuring equal opportunity access to higher education in fisheries and/or professional development in the broad range of fisheries science disciplines.  Qualified nominees must exhibit clear evidence of service and commitment to diversity initiatives, including a strong research or fisheries management leadership background, public understanding of diversity issues, technical and popular writing, and inspirational leadership.  Candidates should also have enunciated principles that lead to greater involvement of under-represented groups in fisheries science, education, research or management. Nominees for the award are restricted to AFS members.  A nomination package should include a detailed letter of support (maximum three pages) describing the nominee’s accomplishments and including evidence of involvement in diversity initiatives given the criteria noted above.  The main letter of nomination can be supported through several signatures or up to three additional letters of support can be submitted.  Please include in the nomination letter, the nominee’s title and full contact information (i.e. address, e-mail, phone etc.) to complete the package. Nominations should be submitted electronically by pdf attachment to an email.

Nomination Deadline: May 15 (extended).

Excellence in Public Outreach
Presented to an AFS member who goes the “extra mile” in sharing the value of fisheries science/research with the general public through the popular media and other communication channels.  Two or more individuals may act as nominators, but at least one nominator must be an AFS member.  Entries must include a biographical sketch of the nominee (not to exceed 3 pages) and supporting evidence of communicating the value of fisheries issues/research to the general public through the media and other communication channels, plus any evidence of teaching others about communication with the public.  Please include in the nomination letter, the nominee’s title and full contact information (i.e. address, e-mail, phone, etc.) to complete the package.  Nominations should be submitted electronically by pdf attachment to an email.

Nomination Deadline: April 1.

Honorary Membership
Presented to individuals who have achieved outstanding professional accomplishments or have given outstanding service to the Society.  Honorary Members must be nominated by at least 100 active members and elected by a 2/3 majority of active members voting.   Please include in the nomination letter, the nominee’s title and full contact information.

Nomination Deadline: April 1.

Retired Members Travel Award for the AFS Annual Meeting
The American Fisheries Society has established this travel award to encourage and enable members of the Society to attend annual meetings, particularly those members who might play a more active role in the meeting.  The Society recognizes that some retired members who desire to participate in the annual meeting might be inhibited for financial reasons.  Retired members may not have funds for travel to meetings that were available to them while employed.  Therefore, this award is meant for those members who truly have a need for financial assistance.  The Society has neither means nor desire to verify financial need, so that your request for support is based on an honor system.  However, you must be a dues-paying retired member of the American Fisheries Society to apply.  A maximum of $1,500 may be awarded for reimbursable expenses.  Click on Applicationsfor theform on the AFS website.Nominations should be submitted electronically by pdf attachment to an e-mail.

Nomination Deadline: April 1.

Student Writing Contest
Recognizes students for excellence in the communication of fisheries research to the general public.  Undergraduate and graduate students are asked to submit a 500- to 700word article explaining their own research or a research project in their lab or school. The article must be written in language understandable to the general public (i.e., journalistic style).  The winning article will be published in Fisheries.    Students may write about research that has been completed, is in progress, or is in the planning stages. The papers will be judged according to their quality and their ability to turn a scientific research topic into a paper for the general public and will be scored based upon a grading rubric. (check the AFS web site on the main awards page for the grading rubric)
(For examples of past winning papers, see Fisheries 32(12):608&609 and Fisheries 34(1):39)  Please include your full contact information (i.e. address, e-mail, phone, etc.) to complete the package.  

Nomination Deadline: April 1.

Excellence in Fisheries Education Award
[Education Section]
The American Fisheries Society (AFS) Excellence in Fisheries Education Award was established in 1988.  The award is administered by the Education Section and is presented to an individual to recognize excellence in organized teaching and advising in some aspect of fisheries education.  Nominees may be involved in extension or continuing education, as well as traditional college and university instruction.  Nominees must be AFS members, have been actively engaged in fisheries education within the last five years, and have had at least 10 years of professional employment experience in fisheries education.  Two or more people may act as nominators, but at least one nominator must be an AFS member.  The nominator(s) is responsible for compiling supporting material and submitting the application.  The suggested format for applications can be found on the Education Section web site.  Please include in the nomination letter, the nominee’s title and full contact information (i.e. address, e-mail, phone, etc.) to complete the package.

Nomination Deadline: April 1.

John E. Skinner Memorial Fund Award
[Education Section]
The John E. Skinner Memorial Fund was established in memory of John Skinner, former California-Nevada Chapter and Western Division AFS President.  The fund provides monetary travel awards for deserving graduate students or exceptional undergraduate students to attend the AFS annual meeting.  The 2015 meeting will be held in Portland, Oregon, August 15-20.

Nomination Deadline: March 31.

Special Travel Award
[Introduced Fish Section]
The Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center, in partnership with the Introduced Fish Section (IFS), awards travel funds ($500) to support student travel to the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting in Portland Oregon in August 2015. This special award will be given to a student whose work advances our understanding of the basic biology or ecology of invasive fish within the Upper Mississippi River Basin in order to control them. Student receiving funds must be a member of the Introduced Fish Section, give an oral or poster presentation at the national AFS meeting in Portland, and attend the IFS Business Meeting. Winners of the award will be selected and notified prior to the meeting. The Selection Committee will review the application. Please be concise with your answers.

Nomination Deadline: August 10.

Travel Award
[Introduced Fish Section]
The Introduced Fish Section (IFS) awards travel funds to support student travel to the American Fisheries Society Annual Meetings. Student receiving funds must be a member of the Introduced Fish Section, give an oral or poster presentation including introduced aquatic species, and attend the IFS Business Meeting. The application will be reviewed by the Selection Committee.

Nomination Deadline: August 10.

J. Frances Allen Scholarship Award
[Equal Opportunites Section]
The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted until April 1, 2015, for the J Frances Allen Scholarship for a female doctoral fisheries student.  The J Frances Allen Scholarship was established in 1986 to honor Allen, who pioneered women’s involvement in the AFS and in the field of fisheries.  The scholarship fund was established with the intent of encouraging women to become fisheries professionals. One J Frances Allen Scholarship will be awarded. A runner-up will also be acknowledged.

Nomination Deadline: April 1.

The Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship
This fellowship was created by AFS in 2007 to honor the memory of Steven Berkeley, a dedicated fisheries scientist. Berkeley was a long-time member of AFS and a member of the first Board of Directors of the Fisheries Conservation Foundation. The fellowship comprises a competitively based $10,000 award to a graduate student actively engaged in thesis research relevant to marine conservation; a focus on fisheries issues is not required.  Please use the current application requirements at the link below, as revisions have been made recently.

Nomination Deadline: February 1.

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is an international non-profit scientific association with more than 62,000 members. The purpose of the American Geophysical Union is to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity.

AGU Awards

Ambassador Award
In recognition for outstanding contributions to the following area(s): societal impact, service to the Earth and space community, scientific leadership, and promotion of talent/career pool.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

Athelstan Spilhaus Award
For enhancement of the public engagement with Earth and space sciences, through devoting portions of their career conveying to the general public the excitement, significance, and beauty of the Earth and space sciences.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

Charles A. Whitten Medal
For outstanding achievement in research on the form and dynamics of the Earth and planets.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

Charles S. Falkenberg Award
In recognition of an early to mid-career researcher or data scientist who through creative and influential use of Earth science data and information has contributed to the quality of life, economic opportunities, and stewardship of the planet, and to the public awareness of the importance of understanding our planet.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

Climate Communication Prize
For communication of climate science.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism
For journalistic excellence in news stories on the Earth and space sciences that make information about those sciences accessible and interesting to the general public.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

Edward A. Flinn III Award
For an individual or small group who personifies the Union’s motto of unselfish cooperation in research through their facilitating, coordinating and implementing activities.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

Excellence in Geophysical Education Award
For a sustained commitment to excellence in Earth and space science education by a team, individual, or group.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

Harry H. Hess Medal
For outstanding achievements in research on the constitution and evolution of the Earth and other planets.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

Inge Lehmann Medal
For outstanding contributions to the understanding of the structure, composition, and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

International Award
For making an outstanding contribution to furthering the Earth and space sciences and using science for the benefit of society in developing nations.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

James B. Macelwane Medal
For significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding early career scientist.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

John Adam Fleming Medal
For original research and technical leadership in geomagnetism, atmospheric electricity, aeronomy, space physics, and/or related sciences.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

Maurice Ewing Medal
For significant contributions to the ocean sciences.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

Robert C. Cowen Award for Sustained Achievement in Science Journalism
To recognize a science journalist or a team of journalists who have made significant, lasting, and consistent contributions to accurate reporting or writing on the Earth and space sciences for the general public.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

Robert E. Horton Medal
For outstanding contributions to hydrology.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

Roger Revelle Medal
For outstanding contributions in atmospheric sciences, atmosphere-ocean coupling, atmosphere-land coupling, biogeochemical cycles, climate or related aspects of the Earth system.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

Science for Solutions Award
For significant contributions in the application and use of the Earth and space sciences to solve societal problems.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

The Asahiko Taira International Scientific Ocean Drilling Research Prize
In recognition of outstanding transdisciplinary research accomplishment in ocean drilling.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

Walter H. Bucher Medal
For original contributions to the basic knowledge of the crust and lithosphere of Earth and/or other planetary bodies.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism-Features
For journalistic excellence in feature stories on the Earth and space sciences that make information about those sciences accessible and interesting to the general public.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

William Bowie Medal
For outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and for demonstrated unselfish cooperation in research.

Nomination Deadline: March 15.

American Meteorological Society (AMS)

Founded in 1919, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is the nation’s premier scientific and professional organization promoting and disseminating information about the atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic sciences.

AMS Awards

The Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal
The Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal is presented to individuals on the basis of outstanding contributions to the understanding of the structure or behavior of the atmosphere

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Jule G. Charney Award
The Jule G. Charney Award is granted to individuals in recognition of highly significant research or development achievement in the atmospheric or hydrologic sciences.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Verner E. Suomi Award
The Verner E. Suomi Award is granted to individuals in recognition of highly significant technological achievement in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Hydrologic Sciences Medal
*New Award* The Hydrologic Sciences Medal is granted to researchers who make outstanding contributions to scientific knowledge in hydrology, hydrometeorology and/or hydroclimatology, including interactions between the land surface and the atmosphere.  The award is in the form of a medallion.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Remote Sensing Prize
The Remote Sensing Prize is granted biennially to individuals in recognition of advances in the science and technology of remote sensing, and its application to knowledge of the earth, oceans, and atmosphere, and/or to the benefit of society.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award
The Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award is given to an individual in recognition of research achievement that is, at least in part, aerological in character and concerns the observation, theory, and modeling of atmospheric motions on all scales.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Henry G. Houghton Award
The Henry G. Houghton Award is given to an individual in recognition of research achievement in the field of physical meteorology, including atmospheric chemistry.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Sverdrup Gold Medal
The Sverdrup Gold Medal is granted to researchers who make outstanding contributions to the scientific knowledge of interactions between the oceans and the atmosphere.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Henry Stommel Research Award
The Henry Stommel Research Award is granted to researchers in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of the understanding of the dynamics and physics of the ocean.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Nicholas P. Fofonoff Award
The Nicholas P. Fofonoff Award is to be given to an individual in recognition of research achievement in the field of physical oceanography.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Charles Franklin Brooks Award
The Charles Franklin Brooks Award for Outstanding Services to the Society is presented to an individual who has made important contributions to the Society, usually over a period of years.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Cleveland Abbe Award for Distinguished Service to Atmospheric Science
The Cleveland Abbe Award for Distinguished Service to Atmospheric Sciences by an Individual is presented on the basis of activities that have materially contributed to the progress of the atmospheric or related sciences or to the application of the atmospheric or related sciences to general, social, economic, or humanitarian welfare.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Award for Outstanding Services to Meteorology by a Corporation
The Award for Outstanding Services to Meteorology by a Corporation is granted to a corporation for contributions to the advancement of the science or the applications of meteorology.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

Special Award
Special Awards are presented to individuals, teams of individuals, or organizations not appropriately recognized by more specifically defined awards and who have made important contributions to the science or practice of meteorology or related aspects of oceanography or hydrology, or to the Society. Individuals employed at other than the professional level may be considered for special awards. 

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Joanne Simpson Mentorship Award
The Joanne Simpson Mentorship Award recognizes individuals who have spent most of their careers in the government or private sectors, and who, over a substantial period of time, have provided outstanding and inspiring mentorship of professional colleagues or students.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Louis J. Battan Author’s Award - Adult
The Louis J. Battan Author’s Award - Adult  is presented to the author(s) of an outstanding, newly published book on the atmospheric and related sciences of a technical or non-technical nature, with consideration to those books that foster public understanding of meteorology in adult audiences.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Louis J. Battan Author’s Award - K-12
The Louis J. Battan Author’s Award - K-12 is presented to the author(s) of outstanding, newly published learning materials or books that foster the understanding of atmospheric and related sciences in K-12 audiences.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Charles E. Anderson Award
The Charles E. Anderson Award is given to an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions to the promotion of diversity in the atmospheric and related sciences and broader communities through education and community service.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Edward N. Lorenz Teaching Excellence Award
The Edward N. Lorenz Teaching Excellence Award is to be given annually to an individual in recognition of sustained outstanding teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and/or graduate or post-doctoral levels and the impact this individual has had on students.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Award for Distinguished Science Journalism in the Atmospheric and Related Sciences
The Award for Distinguished Science Journalism in the Atmospheric and Related Sciences recognizes outstanding science reporting and writing about scientific discoveries, principles, advances, and impacts in all media outlets including radio, television, newspaper, magazine, and online.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advance of Applied Meteorology
The Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advance of Applied Meteorology is granted to an individual for contributions to the direct application of meteorological or climatological knowledge to the fulfillment of industrial or agricultural needs or in research and development of scientific knowledge, which can meet such needs.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Award for Broadcast Meteorology
The Award for Broadcast Meteorology was established in 1975 (as the award for Outstanding Service By a Broadcast Meteorologist) to recognize a broadcast meteorologist for sustained long-term contributions to the community through the broadcast media, or for outstanding work during a specific weather event.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Award for Excellence in Science Reporting by a Broadcast Meteorologist
The Award for Excellence in Science Reporting by a Broadcast Meteorologist is open to all AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologists and AMS Sealholders.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Henry T. Harrison Award for Outstanding Contributions by a Consulting Meteorologist
The Henry T. Harrison Award for Outstanding Contributions by a Consulting Meteorologist was established in 2011 to recognize a consulting meteorologist for outstanding contributions to the profession, clients, and society.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Editor's Award
Nominated by the Publications Commission
The Editor’s Award is given to an individual who has contributed a referee’s report of outstanding merit on a manuscript submitted for publication in one of the Society’s journals.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Charles L. Mitchell Award
The Awards for Outstanding Service by a Weather Forecaster are presented to individuals who, through performance of exceptional forecast service, have distinguished themselves and brought credit to their profession.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Awards for Outstanding Service by a Weather Forecaster
The Awards for Outstanding Service by a Weather Forecaster are presented to individuals who, through performance of exceptional forecast service, have distinguished themselves and brought credit to their profession.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Francis W. Reichelderfer Award
The Francis W. Reichelderfer Award is given in recognition of distinguished contributions to the provision of operational environmental services to the public.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Helmut E. Landsberg Award
The Helmut E. Landsberg Award recognizes an individual or team for exemplary contributions to the fields of urban meteorology, climatology, or hydrology, including, but not restricted to, achievements through measurements or modeling that provide an improved understanding of atmospheric processes in urban environments, enhanced urban meteorological or air quality forecasting capabilities, advances in identifying and quantifying beneficial and adverse impacts in urban areas, or in recognition of service or applications in the field.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biometeorology
The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biometeorology is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the theory, teaching, and/or application of knowledge about interactions between the atmosphere and biological systems.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Kenneth C. Spengler Award
The Kenneth C. Spengler Award is presented to an individual, team, or organization whose efforts have contributed to the growth of the weather and climate enterprise while materially fostering a sense of community and creating synergistic linkages between the public, private, and government sectors as well as the user community.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

Banner I. Miller
Awarded Directly
The Banner I. Miller Award is presented for an outstanding contribution to the science of hurricane and tropical weather forecasting published in a journal with international circulation during the 48 months prior to the deadline for nominations.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

Robert Leviton Student Prize
Awarded Directly
The Robert Leviton Student Prize is presented for the best student paper on the development or evaluation of atmospheric instrumentation or unique measurement techniques.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Max A. Eaton Student Prize
Awarded Directly
The Max A. Eaton Student Prize is awarded for the best student paper presented at each technical conference on hurricanes and tropical meteorology.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Spiros G. Geotis Student Prize
Awarded Directly
The Spiros G. Geotis Student Prize is awarded for the best student paper presented at each technical conference on radar meteorology.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Peter V. Hobbs Student Prize
Awarded Directly
The Peter V. Hobbs Student Prize is awarded for the best student paper presented at each technical conference on cloud physics.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

The Local Chapter of the Year Award
Each year the AMS recognizes two local chapters (one regular chapter and one student chapter) that have demonstrated exceptional innovation and activity over the past year.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

American Physical Society (APS)

The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities.

APS Awards

David Adler Lectureship Award in the Field of Material Physics
To recognize an outstanding contributor to the field of materials physics, who is noted for the quality of his/her research, review articles and lecturing. The Lectureship consists of a $5000 honorarium for the lecturer and a certificate citing the contribution made by the recipient. The award will be made at the March APS meeting where the lecturer will present an invited talk before the appropriate focused session of the Materials Physics Division. It is presented annually.

Nomination Deadline: June 30.

Distinguished Lectureship Award on the Applications of Physics
APS’s Committee on Careers and Professional Development (CCPD) and the Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics (FIAP) seek to recognize and honor physicists in industrial and other non-academic careers for their significant contributions to the advancement of physics of a technical, industrial, or entrepreneurial nature and for their demonstrated ability to give interesting and engaging lectures to both experts and non-experts.

Nomination Deadline: June 30.

Dwight Nicholson Medal for Outreach
This is awarded to recognize the humanitarian aspect of physics and physicists created through public lectures and public media, teaching, research, or science related activities. Recognition consists of the Nicholson medal and a certificate which includes the citation for which the recipient has been recognized. Up to $1,500 will be available for the recipient's travel expenses to the meeting at which the Medal is presented. It will be presented annually.

Nomination Deadline: June 30.

Edward A. Bouchet Award
To promote the participation of under-represented minorities in physics by identifying and recognizing a distinguished minority physicist who has made significant contributions to physics research. The program will help publicize the lecturer's work and career development to the physics community, especially among minority physics students. The Lectureship consists of a stipend of $3,500 plus support for travel to an APS meeting where the recipient will receive the award and give a presentation. In addition, the lecturer will be invited to three academic institutions where the impact of the visit on minority students would be significant. The purpose of these visits would be to deliver technical lectures or lectures about his/her specialty, to visit classrooms when appropriate, to assist the college/university in pre-college outreach efforts where appropriate, and to talk informally with both faculty and students about research and teaching careers in physics. Financial support will also be provided for travel to these lectures. It will be presented annually.

Nomination Deadline: June 30.

Excellence in Physics Education Award
To recognize and honor a team or group of individuals (such as a collaboration) or, exceptionally, a single individual, who have exhibited a sustained commitment to excellence in physics education. The award, presented annually, consists of a $5,000 monetary award, a certificate citing the achievements of the group or individual, and an allowance for travel expenses to the APS April Meeting where the award is presented.

Nomination Deadline: June 30.

Francis M. Pipkin Award
To honor exceptional research accomplishments by a young scientist in the interdisciplinary area of precision measurement and fundamental constants and to encourage the wide dissemination of the results of that research. The award is given biennially every odd-number year and consists of $2,000 plus support of travel expenses to the APS Meeting at which the award is conferred.

Nomination Deadline: June 29.

GSOFT Early Career Award for Soft Matter Research
The “GSOFT Early Career Award for Soft Matter Research” is a topical group award that aims to recognize outstanding and sustained contributions by a young researcher to the field of Soft Matter during his or her initial period of full time employment. The award provides $5000 and the cost of travel to the APS March meeting. The award is generously sponsored by Solvay.

Nomination Deadline: July 14.

Henry Primakoff Award for Early-Career Particle Physics
To recognize outstanding contributions made by physicists who are just beginning their careers, and to help promote the careers of exceptionally promising young physicists. The prize is given annually and will consist of $1,500 and a certificate citing the contributions of the recipient, plus an allowance for travel to an APS meeting to receive the award and deliver an invited lecture.

Nomination Deadline: May 15.

John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research
To recognize a particular recent outstanding achievement in plasma physics research. The award consists of $5,000 to be divided equally in the case of multiple recipients, and includes a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient or recipients, to be presented at an award ceremony at the Division of Plasma Physics Annual Meeting Banquet. It will be awarded annually.

Nomination Deadline: April 3.

John H. Dillon Medal
To recognize outstanding research accomplishments by young polymer physicists who have demonstrated exceptional research promise early in their careers. Recognition consists of $2,000, up to $1,000 allowance for travel to the meeting of the Society at which the award is being presented, a bronze medallion, and a certificate citing the accomplishments of the recipient. It will be presented annually.

Nomination Deadline: June 30.

John Wheatley Award
To honor and recognize the dedication of physicists who have made contributions to the development of physics in countries of the third world. The award will consist of a stipend of $2,000 and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. The award will be presented biennially, every odd-numbered year, at the general meeting of the American Physical Society.

Nomination Deadline: June 29.

Jonathan F. Reichert and Barbara Wolff-Reichert Award for Excellence in Advanced Laboratory Instruction
This award is to recognize and honor outstanding achievement in teaching, sustaining (for at least four years), and enhancing an advanced undergraduate laboratory course or courses at US institutions. The course(s) should provide a selection of experiments in a range of the various interest areas of physics, for example atomic physics, electronics and optics.

Nomination Deadline: June 30.

Joseph A. Burton Forum Award
To recognize outstanding contributions to the public understanding or resolution of issues involving the interface of physics and society. The award consists of $3,000, a certificate citing the contributions of the recipient, and an allowance for travel to the meeting of the Society at which the award is presented. It will be awarded annually.

Nomination Deadline: June 30.

Joseph F. Keithley Award For Advances in Measurement Science
To recognize physicists who have been instrumental in the development of measurement techniques or equipment that have impact on the physics community by providing better measurements. The prize consists of $5,000 and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. It is presented annually.

Nomination Deadline: June 30.

Landau-Spitzer Award
The Award will be given to an individual or group of researchers for outstanding theoretical, experimental or technical contribution(s) in plasma physics, and for advancing the collaboration and unity between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA) by joint research, or research that advances knowledge which benefits the EU and USA communities in a unique way. The award may be given to a team or collaboration of up to four persons affiliated with either the EU or USA institutions. The Award consists of a $4000 honorarium, a certificate citing the contribution, and a registration fee waiver to attend the meeting at which the award is to be presented. The person or team receiving the award will be offered an invited talk at the forthcoming annual conference of APS-DPP (usually early November) or EPS-DPP (usually end of June, or first week of July), depending on the affiliation of the recipient(s).

Nomination Deadline: March 8.

Leo Szilard Lectureship Award
To recognize outstanding accomplishments by physicists in promoting the use of physics for the benefit of society in such areas as the environment, arms control, and science policy. The lecture format is intended to increase the visibility of those who have promoted the use of physics for the benefit of society. The award consists of $3,000, a certificate citing the contributions of the recipient, plus $2,000 travel expenses for lectures given by the recipient at an APS meeting and at two or more educational institutions or research laboratories in the year following the award. The lectures should be especially aimed at physicists early in their careers.

Nomination Deadline: June 30.

LeRoy Apker Award
The LeRoy Apker Award recognizes outstanding achievements in physics by undergraduate students, and provides encouragement to young physicists who have demonstrated great potential for future scientific accomplishment. Two awards are presented each year, one to a student from a Ph.D. granting institution, and one to a student from a non-Ph.D. granting institution. The award consists of $5,000 for the recipient, $5,000 for their undergraduate institution's physics department to support undergraduate research, a certificate, and reimbursement for travel to an APS meeting to give an invited talk.

Nomination Deadline: June 9.

Maria Goeppert Mayer Award
To recognize and enhance outstanding achievement by a woman physicist in the early years of her career, and to provide opportunities for her to present these achievements to others through public lectures in the spirit of Maria Goeppert Mayer. The award consists of $2,500 plus a $4,000 travel allowance to provide opportunities for the recipient to give lectures in her field of physics at four institutions and at the meeting of the Society at which the award is bestowed and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. The award will be presented annually.

Nomination Deadline: June 30.

Rolf Landauer and Charles H. Bennett Award in Quantum Computing
This award recognizes recent outstanding contributions in quantum information science, especially using quantum effects to perform computational and information-management tasks that would be impossible or infeasible by purely classical means. The award is given annually and will consist of $5,000 and a certificate citing the contributions of the recipient, plus an allowance for travel to an APS meeting to receive the award and deliver an invited lecture.

Nomination Deadline: June 30.

Stanley Corrsin Award
To recognize and encourage a particularly influential contribution to fundamental fluid dynamics.

Nomination Deadline: May 1.

Stuart Jay Freedman Award in Experimental Nuclear Physics
This award is presented annually to an outstanding early career experimentalist in nuclear physics. The award will consist of an award stipend, a certificate, a registration waiver, and an allowance for travel to either the annual Spring or Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) to give an invited prize talk and receive the award. The Division’s goal is to have a stipend of $5,000 by the 2019 awarding.

Nomination Deadline: June 29.

Thomas H. Stix Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Plasma Physics Research
To recognize an individual researcher who has made outstanding contributions (theoretical, experimental, computational, or technical) in plasma physics early in their career. Areas of plasma physics covered by the Award include, but are not limited to, fundamental plasma physics, fusion plasmas, astrophysical or space plasmas, low-temperature plasmas, or high-energy-density plasmas.

Nomination Deadline: April 3.

Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA)

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) 

AFWA Awards
*Please see the above link for the awards page

Seth Gordon Award
Presented to administrators who have worked steadfastly and effectively for the best use of North American natural resources in the public trust for contributions to the programs of the Association.

Nominations Deadline: July 1st

John L. Morris Award
Presented to an individual with a lifetime commitment to fish and wildlife stewardship and who has exhibited exemplary leadership at the highest level and demonstrated a steadfast commitment to large scale natural resource challenges.

Nomination deadline: July 1st

Ernest Thompson Seton Award
Presented to the state, provincial, or federal agency which has best promoted a public awareness of the need to support the science and practice of wildlife management.

Nomination deadline: July 1st

Boone and Crockett Award
Presented to a state, territorial or provincial agency for outstanding achievement in promoting and encouraging outdoor ethics

Nomination deadline: July 1st

Mark Reeff Award
Presented to a distinguished young professional under the age of 35 for outstanding service in the conservation of fish and wildlife resources.

Nomination deadline: July 1st

Private Lands Fish and Wildlife Stewardship Award
Presented to an individual or family-run farm, ranch or forest operation that has incorporated proactive conservation and environmental protective measures.

Nomination deadline: July 1st

Conservation Law Enforcement Award
Presented to an individual, a unit, bureau, or division in fish and wildlife resource enforcement management.

Nomination deadline: July 1st

Special Recognition Awards and Honorary Life memberships
Presented to individuals who have a distinguished record of accomplishment.

Nomination deadline: July 1st

Fallen Heroes
Tribute to those who have lost their lives while carrying out their duties to enforce conservation laws and regulations and mange fish and wildlife resources within the past year.

Nomination Deadline: July 1st

Ecological Society of America (ESA)

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded in 1915 to: promote ecological science by improving communication among ecologists, raise the public’s level of awareness of the importance of ecological science, increase the resources available for the conduct of ecological science, and ensure the appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and policy-makers.

ESA Awards
*Please note, all ESA awards information can be found via the above link.  

Eminent Ecologist Award
The Eminent Ecologist Award is given to a senior ecologist in recognition of an outstanding body of ecological work or of sustained ecological contributions of extraordinary merit. Nominees may be from any country and need not be ESA members. Recipients receive lifetime active membership in the Society. Recent recipients include, Stephen Hubbell, Simon Levin, Thomas G. Whitham, Robert J. Naiman, William Reiners.  For more information about the award, please contact Robert Holt, Chair (2012-2015), Eminent Ecologist Award Subcommittee E-mail: rdholt@ufl.edu

Nomination Deadline: December 15.

Robert H. MacArthur Award
Robert H. MacArthur Award: given to an established ecologist in mid-career for meritorious contributions to ecology, in the expectation of continued outstanding ecological research and who generally are within 20 years of receiving the Ph.D. Nominees may be from any country and need not be ESA members. This award is given in alternate years, and the recipient is invited to address the membership at the Annual Meeting following his/her selection. Recent recipients include Alan Hastings, Monica Turner, Stephen W. Pacala, and Anthony R. Ives. For more information about the award, contact  Monica Turner, Chair (2012-2015), Robert H. MacArthur Award Subcommittee  E-mail: turnermg@wisc.edu

Nomination Deadline: December 15.

Eugene P. Odum Award for Excellence in Ecology Education
The Eugene P. Odum Award recognizes an ecologist for outstanding work in ecology education. This award was generously endowed by, and named for, the distinguished ecologist Eugene P. Odum. Through teaching, outreach, and mentoring activities, recipients of this award have demonstrated their ability to relate basic ecological principles to human affairs. Nominations recognizing achievements in education at the university, K–12, and public levels are all encouraged. Recent recipients include Kenneth Klemow, John C. Moore, and Charlene D’Avanzo, Martin B. Main.  For more information about the award, please contact Kenneth Klemow, Chair (2012-2015), ESA Odum Education Award Subcommittee E-mail: 
kenneth.klemow@wilkes.edu

Nomination Deadline: December 15.

Honorary Member Award
Honorary Membership in the Society is given to a distinguished ecologist who has made exceptional contributions to ecology and whose principal residence and site of ecological research are outside of North America. Up to three awards may be made in any one year until a total of 20 is reached. Nominations of women and minority candidates, as well as those from developing countries, are especially encouraged. Recent honorees include Suzanne Milton, Marilyn Ball, Richard Shin, and Christian Körner. For more information about the award, please contact Indy Burke, Chair (2012–2015), Honorary Member Award Subcommittee E-mail: iburke@uwyo.edu

Nomination Deadline: December 15.

George Mercer Award
The Mercer Award is given for an outstanding ecological research paper published by a younger researcher (the lead author must be 40 years of age or younger at the time of publication). If the award is given for a paper with multiple authors, all authors will receive a plaque, and those 40 years of age or younger at the time of publication will share the monetary prize. The published paper must be from the previous two years to be eligible for the 2015 award. Nominees may be from any country and need not be ESA members. Recent recipients include Meghan Duffy and Spencer Hall, Tracy Langkilde, Carla Staver and Sally Archibald, PTJ Johnson and JT Hoverman. For more information about the award, please contact Ingrid Parker, Chair (2012-2015), Mercer Award Subcommittee  E-mail: imparker@ucsc.edu

Nomination Deadline: December 15.

W.S. Cooper Award
The W. S. Cooper Award is given to honor an outstanding contributor to the fields of geobotany and/or physiographic ecology, the fields in which W. S. Cooper worked. This award is for a single contribution in a scientific publication (single or multiple authored). Nominees need not be ESA members and can be of any nationality. Recent recipients include Stephen T. Jackson, K. Lininger, Guy S. Robinson, and Margaret B. Davis and colleagues, Kevin Boyce and colleagues, JA Thompson and colleagues. For more information about the award, please contact David Ackerly, Chair (2013–2016), Cooper Award Subcommittee E-mail: dackerly@berkeley.edu

Nomination Deadline: December 15.

Distinguished Service Citation
The Distinguished Service Citation is given to recognize long and distinguished volunteer service to the ESA, to the larger scientific community, and to the larger purpose of ecology in the public welfare. Recent recipients are Kay Gross, Rosina Bierbaum, Donald Strong, Janet Lanza, Wes Jackson.  For more information about the award, please contact the incoming chair of the subcommittee Louis Pitelka lpitelk@gmail.com

Nomination Deadline: December 15.

Sustainability Science Award
The Sustainability Science Award is given to the authors of a scholarly work that makes the greatest contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability through the integration of ecological and social sciences. One of the most pressing challenges facing humanity is the sustainability of important ecological, social, and cultural processes in the face of changes in the forces that shape ecosystems and regions. This ESA award is for a single scholarly contribution (book, book chapter, or peer-reviewed journal article) published in the last 5 years. Nominees need not be ESA members and can be of any age, nationality, or place of residence. Recent recipients are M. Lindegren, C. Möllmann, A. Nielsen, and N. Stenseth, Boris Worm and colleagues, and R. S. Reid and colleagues. For more information about the award, please contact Kay Gross, Chair , Sustainability Science Award Subcommittee E-mail: kgross@kbs.msu.edu

Nomination Deadline: December 15.

Innovation in Sustainability Science Award
The Innovation in Sustainability Science Award is given to the authors of a peer-review paper published in the past five years that exemplifies leading edge work on solution pathways to sustainability challenges. The award recognizes that the application of sustainability science is enabled by linking ecological science with advances in other biophysical disciplines, engineering, the social sciences (e.g., economics, anthropology, public policy, governance), and other fields. The award recognizes higher risk ideas that are yet to be fully tested but hold great promise for achieving a sustainable world. Nominees need not be ESA members and can be of any age, nationality, or place of residence.For more information about the award, please contact Kay Gross, Chair, Sustainability Science Award Subcommittee E-mail: 
kgross@kbs.msu.edu

Nomination Deadline: December 15.

Commitment to Human Diversity in Ecology
The Commitment to Human Diversity  in Ecology Award is in recognition of long-standing contributions of an individual towards increasing the diversity of future ecologists through mentoring, teaching, or outreach. Nominations for this award should include a curriculum vitae, a letter of nomination, and no more than 3 additional letters of support.  To be given full consideration, nominations for awards should be completed by December 15.  A nomination should be submitted as a single PDF to E-mail:  awards@esa.org with the name of the award in the subject line.  A recent recipient is Sonia Ortega.  For more information about the award, please contact Carmen Cid, Chair (2013–2016), Commitment to Human Diversity in Ecology Award Subcommittee E-mail: cid@easternct.edu 

Nomination Deadline: December 15.

Robert H. Whittaker Awards
There are two Whittaker Awards given annually:

The Whittaker Distinguished Ecologist award recognizes an ecologist with an earned doctorate, and an outstanding record of contributions in ecology, who is not a U.S. citizen and is not currently residing in the U.S.  This award provides funds for travel to the U.S. for research or to attend a meeting and covers expenses up to $2000. 

The Whittaker Award recognizes an outstanding ecologist in a developing country who is not a U.S. citizen and is not currently residing in the U.S. The award is open to ecologists at any career stage and would cover expenses up to $1200 for travel to the US for research or to attend a meeting.

Requirements: Nominations for both awards can be made directly by the nominee or by an ESA member on behalf of the nominated ecologist.  Nominations for these awards should include curriculum vitae, a letter of nomination, and no more than 2 additional letters of support.   For more information about the award, please contact Jessica Gurevitch, Chair (2013–2016), Robert H. Whittaker Awards Subcommittee E-mail: jessica.gurevitch@stonybrook.edu

Nomination Deadline: December 15.

Murray F. Buell Award and E. Lucy Braun Award
*Please see the ESA awards page for additional information regarding these awards.
Murray F. Buell had a long and distinguished record of service and accomplishment in the Ecological Society of America. Among other things, he ascribed great importance to the participation of students in meetings and to excellence in the presentation of papers. To honor his selfless dedication to the younger generation of ecologists, the Murray F. Buell Award for Excellence in Ecology is given to a student for the outstanding oral paper presented at the ESA Annual Meeting.

Lucy Braun, an eminent plant ecologist and one of the charter members of the Society, studied and mapped the deciduous forest regions of eastern North America and described them in her classic book, The Deciduous Forests of Eastern North America. To honor her, the E. Lucy Braun Award for Excellence in Ecology is given to a student for the outstanding poster presentation at the ESA Annual Meeting.

ESA Fellows Program
*Please see the ESA awards page for additional information regarding this program.

ESA Early Career Fellows Program
*Please see the ESA awards page for additional information regarding this program.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

IEEE Awards
IEEE Medals are the highest awards that the IEEE presents on behalf of the IEEE Board of Directors. Please visit the IEEE Awards page above for more information regarding other awards IEEE offers.

Medal of Honor
For an exceptional contribution or an extraordinary career in the IEEE fields of interest.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

Alexander Graham Bell Medal 
For exceptional contributions to the advancement of communications sciences and engineering.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

Edison Medal
For a career of meritorious achievement in electrical science, electrical engineering, or the electrical arts.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies
For outstanding accomplishments in the application of technology in the fields of interest of IEEE that improve the environment and/or public safety.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

Founders Medal
For outstanding contributions in the leadership, planning, and administration of affairs of great value to the electrical and electronics engineering profession.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

Richard W. Hamming Medal
For exceptional contributions to information sciences, systems, and technology

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology
For outstanding contributions and/or innovations in engineering within the fields of medicine, biology, and healthcare technology.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal
For outstanding achievements in signal processing.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal
For groundbreaking contributions that have had an exceptional impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering or related fields.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal
For a career of outstanding contributions to education in the fields of interest of IEEE.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

Jun-Ichi Nishizawa Medal
For outstanding contributions to material and device science and technology, including practical application.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

Robert N. Noyce Medal
For exceptional contributions to the microelectronics industry.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications
For outstanding accomplishments in advancing the fields of radar technologies and their applications.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

Medal in Power Engineering
For outstanding contributions to the technology associated with the generation, transmission, distribution, application, and utilization of electric power for the betterment of society.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

Simon Ramo Medal
For exceptional achievement in systems engineering and systems science.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

John von Neumann Medal
For outstanding achievements in computer-related science and technology.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

Marine Technology Society (MTS)

The Marine Technology Society (MTS) was incorporated in June 1963 to give members of academia, government and industry a common forum for the exchange of information and ideas. Their guiding purpose is to promote awareness, understanding, advancement and application of marine technology.

MTS Awards
*Please note, all MTA awards information can be found via the above link.  

Compass Distinguished Achievement Award
Presented to any individual who has sustained a career marked by achievements that have had significant impact on the fields of marine science and technology.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

Compass International Award
Presented to an individual, company or organization for outstanding contributions to the advancement of marine science and technology; open to those from any country or territory outside the United States.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

Compass Industrial Award
Presented to any legally operated industrial firm (excluding government and non-profit organizations) that has demonstrated outstanding contributions to marine science and technology.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

Lockheed Martin Award for Ocean Science and Engineering
Lockheed Martin sponsored award that is presented to an individual who has demonstrated the highest degree of technical accomplishment in the field of marine science, engineering or technology.   

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

Ocean News and Technology Young Professional Award
Presented to an individual 35 years old or younger who is an MTS member in good standing who has shown leadership in MTS and who works in a professional capacity in management, engineering or research and development in a marine technology field.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

MTS Outstanding Service Award
Presented to an MTS member or member organization in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in fulfilling the objectives and missions of the Marine Technology Society.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

MTS Outstanding Section Award
Presented to an MTS Section in recognition of activities conducted in advancement of the objectives of the society.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

MTS Outstanding Committee Award
Presented to an MTS Committee in recognition of activities conducted in advancement of the society’s objectives.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

MTS Outstanding Student Section Award
Presented to any established MTS Student Section demonstrating superior performance in the advancement of the society’s objectives.

Nomination Deadline: July 1.

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Inc. (NOGLSTP)

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professions Inc. (NOGLSTP) empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by providing education, advocacy, professional development, networking, and peer support.

NOGLSTP Awards

Walt Westman Award
Named after one of NOGLSTP’s founders, this award is the highest national award given to a NOGLSTP Member who has shown dedication and commitment to the advancement of NOGLSTP’s mission. This prestigious award recognizes the unselfish and outstanding contributions of the honoree, whose activities — carried on continuously over a period of years — have brought honor and esteem to the Organization by their very character. He or she symbolizes, as did Walt Westman, the ideal role model to LGBTQ+ engineers, scientists, and educators today by preaching aloud that “it can be done”.

Nomination Deadline: October 31.

LGBTQ+ Scientist of the Year Award
This award is reserved for the LGBTQ+ Scientist who has made outstanding contributions to their field, and recognizes the awardee for sustained contributions in design, management, or research. The nomination form should include the technical or societal significance of these contributions or achievements. The nominee need not be well known to the science public at large, and need not be a NOGLSTP member.

Nomination Deadline: October 31.

LGBTQ+ Engineer of the Year Award
This award is reserved for the LGBTQ+ Engineer who has made outstanding contributions to their field, and recognizes the awardee for sustained contributions in design, production, management, or research. The nomination form should include the technical or societal significance of these contributions or achievements. The nomineee need not be well known to the science/engineering public at large, and need not be a NOGLSTP member.

Nomination Deadline: October 31.

LGBTQ+ Educator of the Year Award
This award is reserved for the LGBTQ+ Educator who has enabled significant growth for LGBTQ+ students in science or technology – through teaching, counseling, advocacy, role modeling, or other educational roles. The nomination form should include the significance of these contributions or achievements. The nominee need not be well known to the science public at large, need not be a NOGLSTP member, and may be a secondary or post-secondary educator.

Nomination Deadline: October 31.

National Institution/Organization Award
These awards are given to the institution/organization which has demonstrated outstanding support for NOGLSTP, its programs and objectives.

Nomination Deadline: October 31.

National Corporate Award
These awards are given to the corporation or company which has demonstrated outstanding support for NOGLSTP, its programs and objectives.

Nomination Deadline: October 31.

National Weather Association (NWA)

The National Weather Association (NWA) is a member-led professional association supporting and promoting excellence in operational meteorology and related activities since 1975.

NWA Awards
*Please note, all NWA Awards information can be found via the above link

Operational Achievement Individual Award
Presented to any Individual who has made a significant contribution to operational meteorology (e.g. an accurate and timely forecast for one or more significant weather events or for long-period achievement).

Nomination Deadline: June 13th

Operational Achievement Group Award
Presented to a group of two or more individuals for a significant contribution to operational meteorology.

Nomination Deadline: June 13th

Member of the Year Award
Presented to a NWA member who has made significant contributions to the organization over a period of time.

Nomination Deadline: June 13th

The Dr. T. Theodore Fujita Research Achievement Award
Presented to a NWA member whose research has made a significant contribution to operational meteorology.

Nomination Deadline: June 13th

Walter J. Bennett Public Service Award:
Presented to an individual or organization directly assisting the meteorological community in providing weather-related information to the public. Individuals and organizations in the meteorological profession  are ineligible for this award.

Nomination Deadline: June 13th

Public Education Award:
Presented to an individual or organization providing significant contributions to increase the public's weather awareness.

Nomination Deadline: June 13th

Broadcaster of the Year Award: 
Presented to a NWA member Radio or Television weathercaster, or other member of the broadcast media, whose activities have significantly contributed to the development and presentation of weather information to the public service. Radio and Television weathercaster candidates must be current NWA Seal of Approval holders and have had the NWA Seal of Approval for at least one year prior to being nominated for this award.

Nomination Deadline: June 13th

Aviation Meteorology Award: 
Presented to an individual or group to recognize significant contributions to aviation meteorology, such as impact of operational forecasts on aviation operations or advances in aviation meteorology including research in detection and forecasting of aviation hazards.

Nomination Deadline: June 13th

Local Chapter Award
Presented to a Local Chapter of the NWA whose activities have significantly increase awareness of the weather and of the NWA in their local area.

Nomination Deadline: June 13th

The Larry R. Johnson Special Award:
Presented to an individual or a group to recognize unique events or extraordinary accomplishments, which significantly contributed to operational meteorology.

Nomination Deadline: June 13th

J. Kevin Lavin Leadership Award: 
Presented to those who exemplify the highest qualities of effective and honorable leadership which significantly strengthened an organization.

Nomination Deadline: June 13th

Special Awards: 
Include the Special Lifetime Achievement Award, Special Achievement Award, Special Appreciation Award, and Lifetime Membership Award. If you are interested in nominating an individual or group for one of these special awards please contact the Awards Committee Chair directly. 

Nomination Deadline: June 13th

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.

SACNAS Awards

SACNAS Distinguished Scientist Award
Nominee holds a PhD or other doctoral degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) research field, has a minimum of ten years of experience as a principal investigator, and is 45 years of age or older. The nominee must be engaged in research and educational activities at the national level including, but not limited to active funded research projects or funded STEM-based education initiatives.

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SACNAS Distinguished Mentor Award
Nominees have a sustained record of at least ten years of participating in educational and/or community outreach activities.

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Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Society for Women Engineers (SWE) For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties.

SWE Awards

SWE Mission Awards
These awards recognize SWE groups that embody SWE core values and demonstrate continuous improvement and growth as they work to achieve the Society’s strategic goals

Nomination Deadline: June 30.

Society of Women Geographers

Society of Women Geographers is an international community of geographers and others that encourages and supports research and exploration, provides opportunities to share ideas and promotes intellectual exchange.

Society of Woman Geographers Awards

The Gold Medal
The Society's highest honor is awarded to a member whose original, innovative, or pioneering contributions are of major significance in understanding the world's cultures and environment.

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Outstanding Achievement Award
This honor is awarded to a member who has made an outstanding contribution or service of lasting benefit to Science, the Arts, or Humanity.

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is dedicated to research and education to advance understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicate this understanding for the benefit of society.

WHOI Awards
*Please note WHOI awards information can be found at the respective awards links

B.H. Ketchum Award:
Presented to an internationally recognized scientist who demonstrates a innovative approach to coastal research, leadership in the scientific community, an who provides a link  between coastal research and societal issues.

Nomination Deadline: November 18th