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The National Medal of Science Informational Webinar - March 30

The National Medal of Science

The National Medal of Science

March 23, 2022

The National Medal of Science (NMS) is the highest recognition the nation can bestow on scientists and engineers. It 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.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking nominations for the NMS from February 7 through May 20, 2022. We welcome you to join us for an informational webinar on the National Medal of Science. The webinar will highlight background information on the award and provide tips for submitting nominations. The webinar will be held on March 30, 2022 at 3:00 pm ET. Please register in advance at Links to participate in the ZOOM webinar and view closed captioning will be provided in the registration confirmation page. 

Nominations are submitted through the NSF Fastlane system ( For more information, please visit the NMS website at www.nsf.nms/gov.

The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2022 budget of $8.8 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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