Upcoming External Recognition Opportunities

For further information on resources available through the College’s External Awards and Recognition Program, please contact John Grundy, External Award and Recognition Specialist (jgrundy@purdue.edu) or Arvind Raman (raman@purdue.edu).

Multi-disciplinary Awards and Recognitions

AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science

Nomination deadline: June 30, 2022

Recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities. Public engagement activities are defined as the individual’s active participation in efforts to engage with the public on science- and technology-related issues and promote meaningful dialogue between science and society. Candidates must be “early career” which is defined as an individual who has completed their terminal degree within seven years of the deadline for nominations.

AAAS Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science

Nomination deadline: June 30, 2022

Formerly the AAAS Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology, this award was established in 1987 to recognize scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science. Public engagement activities are defined as the individual’s active participation in efforts to engage with the public on science- and technology-related issues and promote meaningful dialogue between science and society.

AAAS Mentor Awards

Nomination deadline: June 30, 2022

The two categories of the AAAS Mentor Awards (Lifetime Mentor Award and Mentor Award) both honor individuals who during their careers demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers.

BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

Nomination deadline: June 30, 2022

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas including: Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics); Biology and Biomedicine; Information and Communication Technologies; Ecology and Conservation Biology; Climate Change.

Benjamin Franklin Medal

Nomination deadline: Rolling

The Benjamin Franklin Medals are awarded annually and span seven 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 deadline: Early October 2022 (anticipated)

The Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists consist of $250,000 in unrestricted funds to recognize young faculty demonstrating high-impact, innovative accomplishments. Candidates are evaluated in four areas: quality, impact, novelty, and promise.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Application deadline: September 15, 2022

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 400 awards in more than 130 countries for U.S. citizens to teach, conduct research and carry out professional projects around the world.

Guggenheim Fellowships

Application deadline: Mid-September, 2022

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.

National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Nomination deadline: July 31, 2022

Academic inventors and innovators elected to the rank of NAI Fellow status have been nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to innovation in areas such as patents and licensing, innovative discovery and technology, significant impact on society, and support and enhancement of innovation.

National Academy of Science 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 Science James Prize in Science and Technology Integration

Nomination deadline: October 3, 2022 

The James Prize in Science and Technology Integration is presented annually and carries with it a $50,000 prize. The prize honors outstanding contributions made by researchers who are able to adopt or adapt information or techniques from outside 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. 

National Science Board Vannevar Bush Award

Nomination deadline: Early September 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: Mid-September 2022 (anticipated)

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. 

R&D 100 Award

Late Submission deadline: June 3, 2022

Established in 1963, the R&D 100 Awards recognize new commercial products, technologies and materials that are available for sale or license for their technological significance.

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.


Engineering Society Achievement or Division Awards

Faculty members are encouraged to consult their school head or school awards committee for assistance with nominations for engineering society achievement or division awards.

American Concrete Institute

Walter P Moore Jr. Faculty Achievement Award
Nomination deadline: June 30, 2022
The Walter P. Moore, Jr. Faculty Achievement Award recognizes new faculty members for excellence and innovation in the teaching of concrete design, materials, or construction.

2 Concrete Research Council Annual Awards
Nomination deadlines: August 1, 2022

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

40 Technical Awards
Nomination deadlines: Between June 1, 2022 and October 1, 2022

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

AIChE Pharmaceutical Discovery, Development and Manufacturing Forum
3 Achievement Awards
Nomination deadlines: May 31, 2022

AIChE Education Division
3 Achievement Awards
Nomination deadlines: June 1, 2022

AIChE Particle Technology Forum
2 Achievement Awards
Nomination deadlines: May 28, 2022

AIChE Environmental Division
3 Achievement Awards
Nomination deadlines: June 1, 2022

American Nuclear Society 

8 Division Administered Awards
Nomination deadlines: Between March 1, 2022 and August 1, 2022

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.

American Society of Civil Engineers

40 Achievement or Division Awards covering various fields of civil engineering
Nomination deadlines: Between June 1, 2022 and August 1, 2022

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

20 Achievement Awards covering various fields of mechanical engineering
Nomination deadlines:  Between August 1, 2022 and October 1, 2022

Biomedical Engineering Society

Rita Schaffer Young Investigator and BMES Mid-Career Awards
Nomination deadline: June 30, 2022 

BMES Diversity Lecture Award
Nomination deadline: June 30, 2022
The BMES Diversity Award honors an individual, project, organization, or institution for impactful contributions towards improving gender and racial diversity in biomedical engineering. The award seeks to recognize lifetime achievements and high-impact activities (i.e., research, academia, and service) that are innovative and improve equity among biomedical engineering academia and industry.

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

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society

11 Achievement Awards
Nomination deadlines: October 1, 2022

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Signal Processing Society

4 Achievement Awards
Nomination deadlines: September 1, 2022

Materials Research Society

4 Achievement Awards
Nomination deadlines: August 2, 2022

Optica (formerly OSA)

20 Achievement Awards
Nomination deadlines: October 1, 2022

Orthopaedic Research Society

Annual Meeting Awards including the New Investigator Award
Nomination deadlines: August 29, 2022

Outstanding Achievement Awards
Nomination deadlines: between August 12, 2022 and September 30, 2022

Society for Imaging Science and Technology

9 Technical Achievement or Society-related Awards
Nomination deadlines: October 1, 2022

Society of Engineering Science

Early, mid-career and other achievement awards
Nomination deadline: September 1, 2022

Society of Manufacturing Engineers 

9 Achievement Awards in various areas of manufacturing engineering
Nomination deadlines: August 1, 2022

SPIE

20 Achievement Awards
Nomination deadlines: July 1, 2022


Engineering Society High Honors

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Premier Awards
Nomination deadline: October 1, 2022
5 Premier Awards including the Goddard Astronautics Award, the Distinguished Service Award, and the Public Service Award.

American Nuclear Society

National Awards
Nominations deadline: August 1, 2022
16 awards in nuclear engineering including the Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal, the Landis Public Communication and Education Award, and the Young Member Excellence Award.

American Society for Engineering Management

Bernard R. Sarchet Award
Nomination deadline: July 15, 2022
The Bernard R. Sarchet Award is considered to be the highest honor given by ASEM. This award recognizes contributions to the Society and to the field of engineering management.

American Society of Civil Engineers

ASCE 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.

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.

Biomedical Engineering Society

Robert A. Pritzker Distinguished Lectureship Award
Nomination deadline: June 30, 2022
This award is BMES's premier recognition. The Society bestows this prestigious award on individuals who have demonstrated impactful leadership and accomplishments in biomedical engineering science and practice.

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

Alfred E. Alquist Special Recognition Medal
Nomination Deadline: May 30 2022 (anticipated)
The Alfred E. Alquist Special Recognition Medal is to be presented to an individual, company, or organization that has made substantial contributions to the field of seismic safety and earthquake risk reduction, having directly affected the seismic safety of the general population. 

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IEEE Medals
Nomination deadline: June 15, 2022
18 IEEE Medals in various fields of electrical and electronics engineering including the Medal of Honor; the Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal; and the James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal.

Institute of Navigation

Johannes Kepler Award
Nomination deadline: June 30, 2022
The Johannes Kepler Award honors an individual for sustained and significant contributions to the development of satellite navigation during their lifetime.

Optica (formerly OSA)

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

Society of Engineering Science

Engineering Science Medal
Nomination deadline: September 1, 2022
The prize is awarded in recognition of a singularly important contribution to Engineering Science. The prize is in the form of a medal and an award of $2000.

A.C. Eringen Medal
Nomination deadline: September 1, 2022
The prize is awarded in recognition of sustained outstanding achievements in Engineering Science. The recipient will deliver the Eringen Medal Lecture at the annual meeting of the Society.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

SME Gold Medal
Nomination deadline: August 1, 2022
The SME Gold Medal recognizes outstanding service to the manufacturing engineering profession in technical communications through published literature, technical writings or lectures. 

SPIE 

SPIE Gold Medal
Nomination deadline: July 1 2022
The SPIE Gold Medal is the highest honor the Society bestows. Since 1977, it has been awarded in recognition of outstanding engineering or scientific accomplishments in optics, photonics, electrooptics, or imaging technologies or applications.                 


Engineering Society Fellows

Faculty members are encouraged to contact their school head or school awards committee for assistance with fellow nominations.

American Ceramic Society
Nomination Deadline: August 2022 (anticipated)

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Nomination Deadline: June 15, 2022

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

American Nuclear Society
Nomination Deadline: August 1, 2022

American Society of Civil Engineers
Fellow nominations accepted anytime.

American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
Nomination deadline: June 30, 2022

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

Biomedical Engineering Society
Nomination deadline: June 30, 2022

Materials Research Society
Nomination deadline: August 2, 2022

Society of Engineering Science
Nomination deadline: September 1, 2022