Upcoming External Recognition Opportunities

To help identify and secure prestigious external recognitions for our faculty, we provide a selected list of external recognition opportunities four times a year, upcoming quarter by quarter. This email contains a list of opportunities with deadlines in or around Quarter 4 (Q4) of 2022. The opportunities are organized as follows:

Multi-disciplinary awards and recognitions: Upcoming quarter deadlines for prestigious awards and recognitions that are not generally discipline or technical society specific.
Engineering society high honors: Upcoming quarter nomination deadlines for top-tier engineering society recognitions/medals.
Engineering society division level or other achievement recognitions: Upcoming quarter nomination deadlines for division level or other achievement recognitions within a specific society.
Engineering society fellow recognitions: Upcoming quarter deadlines for engineering society fellow/associate fellow nominations.

If you are interested in nominating a CoE colleague/being nominated for any of these awards or others, please contact your Head or School Award Committee Chair to learn about assistance that may be available to you from the school. At the College level, nomination requests can be submitted through this online form, preferably at least 2 months before the nomination deadline. Dr. John Grundy runs the College's External Awards and Recognitions Program, and works closely with me, the heads, and the Dean's Awards Committee to make 70+ nominations for prestigious external recognitions each year.

Multi-disciplinary Awards and Recognitions

Benjamin Franklin Medal

Nomination deadline: Rolling

The Franklin Institute awards Benjamin Franklin Medals annually across several disciplines of science and engineering: chemistry, civil and mechanical engineering, computer and cognitive science, earth and environmental science, electrical engineering, life science, and physics. The subject of the candidate's research must be an invention, discovery, technological development, or a body of work reflecting extraordinary insight, skill, or creativity. Recipients of the Benjamin Franklin Medals receive an honorarium of $10,000 per award.

Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

*Limited Submission*
Internal EVPRP deadline: Late September 2022 (anticipated)
Agency deadline: Early November 2022 (anticipated)

The Blavatnik National Awards celebrate the past accomplishments and future potential of young faculty members working in the three disciplinary categories of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. Every year, one Blavatnik National Awards Laureate in each disciplinary category will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds, and additional nominees will be recognized as Finalists. The nominee must: Have been born in or after 1981; hold a doctoral degree; currently hold a faculty position at an invited institution in the United States; currently conduct research as a principal investigator in one of the disciplinary categories in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, or Chemistry.

Guggenheim Fellowships

Application deadline: Mid-September, 2022 (anticipated)

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation offers fellowships to exceptional individuals in pursuit of scholarship in any field of knowledge and creation in any art form, under the freest possible conditions.

Mahathir Science Award

Nomination deadline: December 30, 2022

Presented by the Mahathir Science Award Foundation, this award is positioned as Malaysia's most prestigious Science Award for tropical sciences, and bestowed on any scientist, institution or organization worldwide in recognition of contributions and innovations towards solving problems in the tropics through science and technology. One award is given out each year in one of the four categories: Tropical Agriculture, Tropical Architecture and Engineering, Tropical Medicine, as well as Tropical Natural Resources. Award recipients receive $100,000 USD, a gold medal and a certificate, as well as the opportunity to work with the Mahathir Science Award Foundation to promote tropical sciences.

Millennium Technology Prize

Nomination deadline: October 31, 2022 (anticipated)

The Millennium Technology Prize is awarded by Technology Academy Finland for groundbreaking technological innovations that benefit millions of people around the world. It can be awarded to an individual or to a team of any nationality. All individuals who deserve the Millennium Technology Prize for the proposed innovation must be named in the nomination. The Prize is intended for innovators in the active stage of their careers. Award recipients receive EUR 1,000,000 and the Millennium Technology Prize trophy.

Moore Inventor Fellowships

*Limited Submission*
Internal EVPRP deadline: Mid-October 2022 (anticipated)
Agency deadline: Mid-November 2022 (anticipated)

The Moore Inventor Fellowship supports scientist-inventors who create new tools and technologies with a high potential to accelerate progress in the foundation's areas of interest: scientific discovery, environmental conservation and patient care. Moore Inventor Fellowships aim to support inventions at an early stage that could lead to proof-of-concept of an invention or advance an existing prototype that tackles an important problem. Awards are for $200,000/year for three years, plus $25,000/year to the institution for grant management.

National Academy of Sciences James Prize in Science and Technology Integration

Nomination deadline: October 3, 2022

Honors outstanding contributions made by researchers who are able to adopt or adapt information or techniques from outside of their fields, and thus integrate knowledge from two or more disciplines (e.g., engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, biomedicine, geosciences, astronomy, or computational sciences) to solve a major contemporary challenge not addressable from a single disciplinary perspective. Presented with a $50,000 prize. NAS membership is not required to nominate or to be nominated.

National Academy of Sciences Award for the Industrial Application of Science

Nomination deadline: October 3, 2022

Awarded for original scientific work of intrinsic scientific importance and with significant, beneficial applications in industry. The recipient is awarded a $25,000 prize.

National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal

Nomination deadline: October 3, 2022

The NAS Public Welfare Medal is the Academy's most prestigious award and is presented annually to honor extraordinary use of science for the public good. Over the past 100 years the NAS Public Welfare Medal has continued to recognize those individuals who have worked tirelessly to promote science for the benefit of humanity.

National Inventors Hall of Fame

Nomination deadline: Rolling

The National Inventors Hall of Fame honors visionaries whose patented inventions have changed our world. Nominees must hold a U.S. patent for an invention that is groundbreaking or a significant advancement in their field. The invention has been put into widespread use and has improved societal well-being, provided economic benefits to the country, and has advanced scientific understanding.

National Science Board Public Service Award

Nomination deadline: September 13, 2022 (anticipated)

The National Science Board Public Service Award honors individuals and groups that have made substantial contributions to increasing public understanding of science and engineering in the United States. These contributions may be in a wide variety of areas that have the potential of contributing to public understanding of and appreciation for science and engineering, including: media, education, training programs, and entertainment.

National Science Board Vannevar Bush Award

Nomination deadline: September 13, 2022 (anticipated)

The Vannevar Bush Award honors truly exceptional lifelong leaders in science and technology who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the Nation through public service activities in science, technology, and public policy.

National Science Foundation Alan T. Waterman Award

Nomination deadline: September 16th, 2022

The annual award recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by the National Science Foundation. In addition to a medal, the awardee receives a grant of $1,000,000 over a five-year period for scientific research or advanced study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, social, or other sciences at the institution of the recipient's choice. A candidate must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. He or she must be 40 years of age or younger, OR not more than 10 years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. degree, by December 31st of the year in which they are nominated.

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

*Limited Submission*
Internal EVPRP deadline: Late October
Agency deadline: early January 2023 (anticipated)

These competitive research awards provide seed money for junior faculty members that often result in additional funding from other sources. The award amount provided by ORAU is $5,000. The applicant's institution is required to match the award with at least an additional $5,000. Eligibility for the Powe Awards is open to full-time assistant professors at ORAU member institutions within two years of their tenure track appointment at the time of application.

Sloan Foundation Research Fellowships

Nomination deadline: September 15, 2022

Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year, $75,000 fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in chemistry, computer science, Earth system science, economics, mathematics, molecular biology, neuroscience, physics, or a related field. Candidates must be members of the faculty of a college, university, or other degree-granting institution in the U.S. or Canada. Candidates must be tenure-track, though untenured, as of September 2022


Engineering Society High Honors

American Chemical Society

2024 National Awards
Nomination deadline: November 1, 2022
50+ National Awards covering various fields of chemistry.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Goddard Astronautics Award
Nomination deadline: October 1, 2022
The Goddard Astronautics Award is the highest honor AIAA bestows for notable achievements in the field of astronautics.

Premier Awards
5 additional premier award nominations due October 1, 2022

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Major Awards
Nomination deadline: October 31, 2022
20+ Major Awards recognizing contributions to Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

American Society for Engineering Education

19 National Awards
Nomination deadline: February 15, 2023 (anticipated)
Including the ASEE Lifetime Achievement Award, the Benjamin Garver Lamme Award, the Chester F. Carlson Award for Innovation in Engineering Education, and the National Outstanding Teaching Award.

American Society of Civil Engineers

Distinguished Membership
Nomination deadline: October 1, 2022
Distinguished Membership is the highest honor ASCE can bestow. It is reserved for civil engineers who are either ASCE Members or Fellows.

ASCE Norman Medal
Nomination deadline: October 1, 2022
The Norman Medal recognizes a paper that contributes to either practical or research aspects of engineering disciplines. The practical value of the contribution and its impact on engineering practice are important considerations.

Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize
Nomination deadline: October 1, 2022
For notable achievements in civil engineering research by an individual who is either under 40 years of age or who has worked no more than 12 years since receiving their doctoral degree.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

F. Paul Anderson Award
Nomination deadline: December 1, 2022
This award is the Society's highest award. It honors members for notable achievement, outstanding work or service in any field of the Society. Accomplishments should include exceptional leadership in the HVAC&R industry, ASHRAE, and society. Broad-based activities of outstanding value in consulting, contracting, engineering, design, and related activity within ASHRAE are desired.

Association for Computing Machinery

A.M. Turing Award
Nomination deadline: December 15, 2022 (anticipated)
The A. M. Turing Award is ACM's oldest and most prestigious award. It is presented annually to an individual who has made lasting contributions of a technical nature to the computing community. The award is presented each June at the ACM Awards Banquet and is accompanied by a prize of $1,000,000 plus travel expenses to the banquet.

Software System Award
Nomination deadline: December 15, 2022
Awarded to an institution or individual(s) recognized for developing a software system that has had a lasting influence, reflected in contributions to concepts, in commercial acceptance, or both.

The Electrochemical Society

Olin Palladium Award
Nomination deadline: October 1, 2022
The Olin Palladium Award was established in 1950 for distinguished contributions to the field of electrochemical or corrosion science.

IEEE

Technical Field Awards
Nomination deadline: January 15, 2023
The IEEE Technical Field Awards are awarded for contributions or leadership in specific fields of interest of the IEEE.

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

The Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award
Nomination deadline: December 1, 2022
The highest and most esteemed honor bestowed by IISE is the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award. It recognizes those who have distinguished themselves through contributions to the welfare of mankind in the field of industrial engineering.

National Society of Black Engineers

Golden Torch Awards
Nomination deadline: October 31, 2022
The Golden Torch Awards recognize excellence among technical professionals, corporate, government and academic leaders, and university and pre-college students. These awards illustrate the possibilities that can be cultivated through support and responsibility.

Optica

Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus W. Quinn Prize
Nomination deadline: October 1, 2022
The OSA's highest award, recognizing overall distinction in optics.

Society for Imaging Science and Technology

Honorary Membership
Nomination deadline: October 1, 2022
Honorary Membership recognizes outstanding contribution to the advancement of imaging science and engineering.

Edwin H. Land Medal
Nomination deadline: October 1, 2022
This medal recognizes pioneering work empowered by scientific research to create inventions, technologies, and products. The recipient should share Land's insatiable scientific intensity and curiosity in optics and imaging and, in part, reflect his image as inventor, scientist, entrepreneur, and teacher.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Julian Cole Lectureship
Nomination deadline: October 15, 2022 (anticipated)
The Lectureship is awarded for an outstanding contribution to the mathematical characterization and solution of a challenging problem in the physical or biological sciences, or in engineering, or for the development of mathematical methods for the solution of such problems.

George Pólya Prize in Mathematics
Nomination deadline: October 15, 2022 (anticipated)
The George Pólya Prize in Mathematics is awarded every four years for a significant contribution, as evidenced by a refereed publication, in an area of mathematics of interest to George Pólya not covered by the George Pólya Prize in Applied Combinatorics or the George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition.


Engineering Society Achievement or Division Awards

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Technical Awards
Nomination deadline: October 1, 2022
20+ technical award nominations

American Nuclear Society

George C. Laurence Pioneering Award (Nuclear Installations Safety Division)
Nomination deadline: December 1, 2022
The George C. Laurence Pioneering Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding pioneering contributions to the field of nuclear reactor safety philosophy.

3 Mathematics & Computations Division Awards
Nomination deadline: January 15, 2023

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

AE50
Nomination deadline: September 25, 2022
The AE50 Award recognizes product innovations in the areas of agricultural, food, and biological systems. It honors machines, systems, components, software and services ranked highest in innovation, significant engineering advancement and impact for the markets they serve.

International Food Engineering Award
Nomination deadline: October 31, 2022
Honors and recognizes food engineering professionals from all parts of the world, who have made significant engineering contributions in research, development or design of food processes significant to the food industry; and in outstanding leadership, management or education to advance the food engineering profession.

American Society of Civil Engineers

Awards and Prizes
60+ award nominations due between September 1 and December 1, 2022

American Society for Engineering Education - Engineering Research Council

Curtis W. McGraw Research Award
*Limited Submission*
EVPRP deadline: mid-October (anticipated)
Society deadline: early December (anticipated)The Curtis W. McGraw Research Award recognizes outstanding early achievements by young engineering college research workers and to encourage the continuance of such productivity.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

25 Achievement Awards
Nomination deadlines: between September 1, 2022 and January 1, 2023

Association for Computing Machinery

15 Early to Mid-Career and Specific Contribution Awards
Nomination deadline: December 15, 2022

Electrochemical Society

Carl Wagner Memorial Award
Nomination deadline: October 1, 2022
The Carl Wagner Memorial Award was established in 1980 to recognize mid-career achievement, excellence in research areas of interest of the Society, and significant contributions in the teaching or guidance of students or colleagues in education, industry, or government.

Energy Technology Division Research Award
Nomination deadline: September 1, 2022

Electronics and Photonics Division Award
Nomination deadline: August 1, 2022

IEEE

IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
Nomination deadlines: December 1, 2022
6 achievement awards

IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society
Nomination deadline: December 31, 2022 (anticipated)
6 achievement awards

IEEE Computer Society
Nomination deadline: October 1, 2022
11 achievement awards

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

25+ Educator, Leadership, Research and Service Awards
Nomination deadline: December 1, 2022

Optica

25 Achievement Awards
Nomination deadlines: October 1, 2022

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize
Nomination deadlines: October 15, 2022
The W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize is awarded annually to one individual for research in, or other contributions to, the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control theory.

Activity Group Prizes
Nomination deadlines: October 15, 2022
10 activity group prizes


Engineering Society Fellow Nomications

American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Nomination deadline: November 1, 2022

American Society for Engineering Education
Fellow nominations open November 2022 (anticipated)

American Society of Civil Engineers
Fellow nominations rolling

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Fellow nominations due December 1, 2022

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Nominations deadline: December 1, 2022

IEEE
Fellow nominations open October 15, 2022

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
Fellow nominations due December 1, 2022

Society for Imaging Science and Technology
Fellow and honorary membership nominations due October 1, 2022

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Fellow nominations due October 19, 2022

SPIE
Fellow nominations due September 15, 2022