National Medal of Science
Call for Nominations - 2014 National Medal of Science
The National Science Foundation will accept nominations for the 2014 National Medal of Science between January and March 2014. Thank you for
your interest and enthusiasm.
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.jsp.
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