Honorary Awards


2017 VANNEVAR BUSH AWARD and 2017 PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

The call for 2017 award nominations is now closed.  Look for 2018 award nominations to open in June 2017.

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Vannevar Bush Award
Vannevar Bush AwardThe National Science Board established the Vannevar Bush Award in 1980 to honor Dr. Bush's unique contributions to public service. The annual award recognizes an individual who, through public service activities in science and technology, has made an outstanding "contribution toward the welfare of mankind and the Nation." The recipient of the award receives a bronze medal struck in the image of Dr. Bush.

How to Submit a Nomination

Past Recipients of the Award


Public Service Award
The National Science Board established the Public Service Award in November 1996. The annual award recognizes people and groups (company, corporation, organization) that have increased the public understanding of science or engineering.

How to Submit a Nomination

Past Recipients of the Award

For questions concerning the awards, please contact Nadine Lymn nlymn@nsf.gov