Recognize the contributions of your colleagues by submitting a nomination for the 2011 National Medal of Science or National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Anyone can submit a nomination for these prestigious awards; please see the nomination information below.
The National Medal of Science, established in 1959, is the Nation’s highest honor for scientists and engineers. The Medal is given to individuals deserving of special recognition by reason of outstanding contributions to knowledge, or the total impact of their work, in the chemical, physical, biological, mathematical, engineering, or behavioral sciences. It is administered by the National Science Foundation and, to date, has been awarded to 468 individuals. An independent twelve-member presidentially appointed committee of scientists and engineers reviews nominations and makes its recommendations to the President, who selects the laureates. Nominations and three letters of support must be submitted via FastLane by March 31, 2011.
The National Medal of Technology and Innovation, first awarded in 1985, is the Nation’s highest honor for technological achievement. The Medal is given to individuals, teams, companies, or divisions for their outstanding contributions to the Nation’s economic, environmental, and social well-being through the development and commercialization of technology products, processes, and concepts; technological innovation; and strengthening of the Nation’s technological workforce. An independent committee representing both private and public sectors evaluates the merits of all candidates nominated through an open, competitive solicitation process. The committee forwards its recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce, who makes recommendations to the President for final decision. Nominations and six letters of support must be submitted via electronic mail by March 31, 2011.
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