National Medal of Science
Call for Nominations - 2013 National Medal of Science
The National Science Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2013 National Medal of Science. Nominations are due on April 12, 2013.
Please review the nomination information and submit your nominations through FastLane. We are especially interested in identifying women, members of minority groups, and persons with disabilities for consideration.
A flyer advertising the 2013 call for nominations is available at nsf_2013nationalmedalofscience_callfornominations.pdf.
Please note: if you are submitting on behalf of a professional society, please contact Mayra Montrose at email@example.com or 703-292-4757.
President Obama Announces Recipients of the 2011 National Medal of Science
On December 21, President Obama announced seven distinguished scientists as recipients of the 2011 National Medal of Science. The White House press release is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/12/21/president-obama-honors-nation-s-top-scientists-and-innovators.
The National Medal of Science was established by the 86th Congress in 1959 as a Presidential Award to be given to individuals "deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, or engineering sciences." In 1980 Congress expanded this recognition to include the social and behavioral sciences.
A Committee of 12 scientists and engineers is appointed by the President to evaluate the nominees for the Award. Since its establishment, the National Medal of Science has been awarded to 468 distinguished scientists and engineers whose careers spanned decades of research and development. The recipients database from 1962 to the present can be searched at http://www.nsf.gov/od/nms/recipients.cfm.
For further information concerning the Award program or nomination process, contact:
Mayra N. Montrose
Office of Integrative Activities
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Rm. 1270
Arlington, VA 22230