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 1 (Q1) of 2023.

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.

If you have not done so recently, we also encourage you to take advantage of the Pivot search engine which is available through Purdue Libraries. Pivot now also covers prestigious recognition opportunities in addition to funding opportunities. Its proprietary algorithm compiles pre-populated Purdue researcher profiles and matches them to an editorially maintained database of funding and recognition opportunities. Further information on setting up or claiming your Pivot profile is found in this brief Pivot Quick Reference Guide. If you have any questions or would like a one-on-one demonstration, please contact Sue Grimes, Assistant Director of Research Development Services, EVPRP.

Multi-disciplinary Awards and Recognitions

AnitaB.org Emerging Leader Abie Award

Nomination deadline: February 28, 2023 (anticipated)

The Emerging Leader Abie Award in Honor of Denice Denton recognizes a junior faculty member for high-quality research and significant positive impact on diversity. This award is open to junior, non-tenured faculty members who identify as women or non-binary under 40 years old. Potential nominees are pursuing high-quality research in any field of engineering or physical sciences, demonstrating a significant leadership capability, and contributing significantly to promote diversity in their environment.

AnitaB.org Technical Leadership Abie Award

Nomination deadline: February 28, 2023 (anticipated)

The Technical Leadership Abie Award is open to executive/senior level technologists. It is AnitaB.org's most prestigious award and celebrates a woman or non-binary technologist who led or developed a product, process, or innovation that made a notable impact on business or society. Eligible nominees must work on projects that require deep technical knowledge and must demonstrate a commitment to increasing the representation of women in technology.

Benjamin Franklin Medal

Nomination deadline: Nominations Accepted Anytime

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. The work must have scientific value and/or proven utility. It must have provided significant direction for future research, solved an important problem, or provided great benefit to the public. Recipients of the Benjamin Franklin Medals receive an honorarium of $10,000 per award

Frontiers of Engineering

Nomination deadline: March 2023 (anticipated)

The Frontiers of Engineering program brings together a select group of emerging engineering leaders from industry, academe, and government labs to discuss pioneering technical work and leading-edge research in various engineering fields and industry sectors. Attendance at the meeting is by invitation-only following a competitive selection process. Nominees should possess the following characteristics: Be within 12 years of an advanced degree; have demonstrated accomplishment in engineering research and technical work with recognizable contributions to advancing the frontiers of engineering; be interested in engineering developments in other fields and able to consider how advances, techniques, and approaches in those areas relate to the nominee's own field; possess the potential to be a future leader in the US engineering endeavor.

Japan Prize

Nomination deadline: January 30, 2023 (anticipated)

The Japan Prize is a prestigious international award presented to individuals whose original and outstanding achievements are not only scientifically impressive, but have also served to promote peace and prosperity for all mankind. Every November the Fields Selection Committee of the Japan Prize Foundation designates and announces two fields in which the Japan Prize will be awarded two years hence.

MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35

Nomination deadline: Late January 2023 (anticipated)

The MIT Technology Review's Global List recognizes 35 outstanding young innovators. The list features individuals from a wide range of fields, including biotechnology, materials, computer hardware, energy, transportation, communications, whose superb technical work promises to solve pressing problems and shape the coming decades. Nominees must be under 35 years of age by August 1st the year of the award.

National Academy of Engineering Simon Ramo Founders Award

Nomination deadline: April 1, 2023 (anticipated)

The Founders Award was established in 1965 by the Academy to honor an outstanding NAE member or international member who has upheld the ideals and principles of the NAE through professional, educational, and personal achievement and accomplishment.

National Academy of Engineering Arthur M. Bueche Award

Nomination deadline: April 1, 2023 (anticipated)

Established in 1982, the Arthur M. Bueche Award honors an engineer who has shown dedication in science and technology, as well as active involvement in determining U.S. science and technology policy, promoting technological development, and contributing to the enhancement of the relationship between industries, government, and universities.

National Academy of Engineering Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education

Nomination deadline: April 1, 2023 (anticipated)

Inaugurated in 2001 by the NAE, the intent of the Gordon Prize is to recognize new modalities and experiments in education that develop effective engineering leaders. The focus is on innovations such as curricular design, teaching methods, and technology-enabled learning that strengthen students' capabilities and desire to grow into leadership roles. The recipient receives a $500,000 cash award, half granted to the recipient and the remainder granted to the recipient's institution to support the continued development, refinement, and dissemination of the recognized innovation.

Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

Limitied Submission

Internal EVPRP deadline: Late-February 2023 (anticipated)
Agency deadline: March 15, 2023 (anticipated)

Each year, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation invites the presidents of 50 universities to nominate two early-career professors each from their institutions. Disciplines that are considered include physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, and all branches of engineering. Fellows receive individual grants of $875,000, distributed over five years. Fellows must be faculty members who are within the first three years of their faculty careers. Fellowships are intended to provide support for unusually creative researchers early in their careers. Faculty members who are well established and funded are less likely to become a Fellow.

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring

Nomination deadline: January 1, 2023
Final Application deadline: February 1, 2023

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring are the Nation's highest honors for mentors who work with underrepresented groups to develop fully the Nation's human resources in STEM. The PAESMEM program was created in 1995 to identify and recognize those who have contributed outstanding efforts in mentoring and have enhanced the participation of individuals across a wide demographic array, especially those who might not otherwise have considered or had access to opportunities in STEM disciplines and professions.

Sigma Xi Gold Key Award

Nomination deadline: February 15, 2023

The Gold Key Award is the highest honor bestowed by Sigma Xi. It is presented to a member who has made extraordinary contributions to his or her profession and has fostered critical innovations to enhance the health of the research enterprise, to cultivate integrity in research, or to promote the public understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition.

Sigma Xi Walston Chubb Award for Innovation

Nomination deadline: January 31, 2023

Since 2006, Sigma Xi has presented the Walston Chubb Award for Innovation to honor and promote creativity in science and engineering. The award carries a $4,000 honorarium and an invitation to give the Walston Chubb Award Lecture at Sigma Xi's annual meeting.


Engineering Society High Honors

American Ceramic Society

Distinguished Life Member
Nomination deadline: January 15, 2023
The Distinguished Life Member grade of Society membership is the Society's most prestigious level of membership and is awarded in recognition of a member's contribution to the ceramics profession.

W. David Kingery Award
Nomination deadline: January 15, 2023
The W. David Kingery Award recognizes distinguished lifelong achievements involving multidisciplinary and global contributions to ceramic technology, science, education and art.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Founders Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Chemical Engineering
Nomination deadline: February 15, 2023
This award recognizes outstanding contributions in the chemical engineering field. The award is presented to a member of AIChE who has had an important impact on chemical engineering and whose achievements, either specific or general, have advanced this profession in any of its aspects. The recipient should have a long and distinguished record of service to the profession, including both technical and professional activities.

Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research
Nomination deadline: February 15, 2023
Recognizes an individual's outstanding accomplishments in fundamental or applied chemical engineering research. The award recognizes research carried out during the past ten years. This research will normally have been carried out in North America.

American Nuclear Society

Walter H. Zinn Medal
Nomination deadline: March 1, 2023
The Walter H. Zinn Medal recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to the advancement or implementation of nuclear technology. This award is to recognize notable and sustained technical contribution, leadership, or other service that has not been widely recognized.

American Society for Engineering Education

National Outstanding Teaching Award
Nomination deadline: February 1, 2023
The National Outstanding Teaching Award provides national recognition to an engineering or engineering technology educator for excellence in outstanding classroom performance, contributions to the scholarship of teaching, and participation in ASEE Section meetings and local activities.

ASEE Lifetime Achievement Award in Engineering Education
Nomination deadline: February 1, 2023
The ASEE Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have retired or who are near the ends of their careers for sustained contributions to education in the fields of engineering and/or engineering technology.

Benjamin Garver Lamme Award
Nomination deadline: February 1, 2023
The Benjamin Garver Lamme Award is bestowed upon a distinguished engineering educator for contributions to the art of teaching, contributions to research and technical literature and achievements that contribute to the advancement of the profession of engineering college administration.

Chester F. Carlson Award for Innovation in Engineering Education
Nomination deadline: February 1, 2023
The Chester F. Carlson Award is presented annually to an individual innovator in engineering education who, by motivation and ability to extend beyond the accepted tradition, has made a significant contribution to the profession.

John L. Imhoff Global Excellence Award for Industrial Engineering Education
Nomination deadline: February 1, 2023
This award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the field of industrial engineering education and has demonstrated global cooperation and understanding through leadership and other initiatives. The award consists of a $1,000 honorarium.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASME Medal
Nomination deadline: March 1, 2023
The ASME Medal, established in 1920, is the highest award that the Society can bestow and is to recognize “eminently distinguished engineering achievement.” Only one ASME Medal may be awarded annually.

ASME Honorary Member
Nomination deadline: March 1, 2023
Honorary Membership is awarded for a lifetime of service to engineering or related fields--e.g. science, research, public service. This achievement is described as "distinguished service that contributes significantly to the attainment of the goals of the engineering profession." Ranking closely with Honorary Membership is the ASME Medal.

Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors

The Frederick George Pohland Medal
Nomination deadline: January 31, 2023 (anticipated)
This award honors an individual who has made sustained and outstanding efforts to bridge environmental engineering research, education, and practice. Only members of AEESP and/or the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists are eligible to receive this award.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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.

International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

Pioneer Award
Nomination deadline: February 28, 2023
Presented to one distinguished individual or team, who by their achievements in the engineering of systems, has contributed uniquely to major products or outcomes enhancing society or meeting its needs. The criteria may apply to a single outstanding outcome or a lifetime of significant achievements in effecting successful systems.

Society of Women Engineers

Achievement Award
Nomination deadline: March 31, 2023 (anticipated)
The Achievement Award is the highest award given by the Society of Women Engineers. It is presented annually to an individual who has made significant and progressive technical contributions for at least twenty years of time in a field of engineering. Their academic training may be in either science or engineering.

TMS (The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society)

Research to Industrial Practice Award
Nomination deadline: April 1, 2023
This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in transferring research results or findings into commercial production and practical use.

Bruce Chalmers Award
Nomination deadline: April 1, 2023
This award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the science and/or technology of materials processing and includes a life-membership to TMS.

Brimacombe Medalist
Nomination deadline: April 1, 2023
This mid-career award recognizes individuals with sustained excellence and achievement in business, technology, education, public policy, or science related to materials science and engineering and with a record of continuing service to the profession.


Engineering Society Achievement or Division Awards

American Concrete Institute

10 Achievement Awards
Nomination deadline: February 15, 2023

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

8 Technical Awards
Nomination deadline: February 1, 2023

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

14 Institute Awards
Nomination deadline: February 15, 2023

Braskem Award for Excellence in Materials Engineering and Science
Nomination deadline: February 15, 2023 (anticipated)
The Braskem Award for Excellence in Materials Engineering and Science is bestowed annually to a leading researcher in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of materials science and engineering. Previous winners include many important researchers in the materials engineering field.

Owens Corning Early Career Award
Nomination deadline: February 15, 2023 (anticipated)
The Owens Corning Early Career Award recognizes outstanding independent contributions to the scientific, technological, educational or service areas of materials science and engineering.

American Nuclear Society

12 National Awards and 17 Division Awards
Nomination deadlines: between January 15 and March 1, 2023

American Society for Engineering Education

ASEE Division Awards (Multiple)
Biological and Agricultural Engineering Division - January 15, 2023 (anticipated)
Biomedical Engineering Division - February 15, 2023
Chemical Engineering Division - January 15, 2023
Mechanical Engineering Division - January 31, 2023
Mechanics Division - January 31, 2023

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Standards Development Awards
Nomination deadline: March 1, 2023
The Committee on Standards, STC-01, will select up to five newly completed standards projects annually for committee recognition of major contributions to the development or revision of a specific ASABE standard. All new or revised standards developed since the publication of the last available standards CD are eligible and will be ranked by effort expended by the development committee as well as expected benefits to ASABE members and end users of the standard or product standardized.

Educational Aids Blue Ribbon Awards
Nomination deadline: January 25, 2023
The Educational Aids Blue Ribbon Awards Competition, sponsored by EOPD-208 Extension Committee, promotes excellence in informational materials which contribute to the understanding of agricultural and biological engineering subjects outside of the traditional classroom setting. All members are encouraged to submit their new extension materials for peer evaluation.

American Society of Civil Engineers

15+ Achievement Awards including young investigator awards
Nomination deadline: between January 15 and March 1, 2023

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

40+ Achievement Awards
Nomination deadlines: January 1 to March 1, 2023

ASM International

17 Achievement Awards
Nomination deadlines: February 1 or February 15, 2023

Association for Computer Machinery

Outstanding Research Award
Nomination deadline: January 15, 2023
This award is presented to an individual or individuals who have made significant and lasting research contributions to the theory or practice of software engineering.

Early Career Researcher Award
Nomination deadline: January 15, 2023
This award is presented to an individual or individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the area of software engineering as an early career investigator.

SIGSOFT Influential Educator Award
Nomination deadline: January 15, 2023
The SIGSOFT Influential Educator Award is presented annually to an educator or educators who have made significant contributions to, and impact on, the field of software engineering with his or her accomplishments as a teacher, mentor, researcher (in education or learning), author, and/or policy maker.

Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors

8 Achievements Awards
Nomination deadline: January 31, 2023

Computing Research Association - Committee on Widening Participation in Computing Research

Anita Borg Early Career Award
Nomination deadline: January 30, 2023 (anticipated)
The annual award is given to a woman in computer science and/or engineering who has made significant research contributions in computer science and/or engineering and has also contributed to the profession, especially in outreach to women. The nominee must be within 8 years of their Ph.D. on or after January 1 of the year of award.

Skip Ellis Early Career Award
Nomination deadline: January 30, 2023 (anticipated)
This annual award is given to a person who identifies as a member of a group underrepresented in computing (African-American, Latinx, Native American/First Peoples, and/or People with Disabilities), who has made significant research contributions in computer science and/or engineering and has also contributed to the profession, especially in outreach to underrepresented demographics. The nominee must be within 8 years of their Ph.D. on or after January 1 of the year of award.

International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

5 Achievement and Service Awards
Nomination deadlines: February 28, 2023

National Society of Professional Engineers

Engineering Education Excellence Award
Nomination deadlines: March 31, 2023 (anticipated)
The Sustaining Universities Program of the Professional Engineers in Higher Education of the National Society of Professional Engineers has established an award to recognize engineering educators each year. This national award recognizes engineering faculty who have demonstrated the ability to link engineering education with professional practice.

SME

S.M. Wu Research Implementation Award
Nomination deadlines: February 17, 2023 (anticipated)
Recognizes outstanding original research presented as a paper at the annual North American Manufacturing Research Conference and subsequently, upon implementation, had a significant commercial and/or societal impact.

M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal (SME & ASME)
Nomination deadlines: February 1, 2023
The M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal was established in 1986 by ASME and SME to honor an exceptional individual who has had significant influence and responsibility for improving the productivity and efficiency of the manufacturing operation.

Society for Women Engineers

Individual Awards
Nomination deadlines: March 31, 2023 (anticipated)
The Society of Women Engineers strives to advance and honor the contributions of women at all stages of their careers as well as recognize the successes of SWE members and individuals who enhance the engineering profession through contributions to industry, education and the community. SWE Individual Awards seek to recognize individuals and groups who support the core values of the Society: Integrity, Inclusive Environment, Mutual Support, Professional Excellence, and Trust.

TMS (The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society)

20+ Technical Division and Young Professional Awards
Nomination deadlines: April 1, 2023


Engineering Society Fellow Nominations

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Associate Fellow nominations due April 15, 2023

American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Fellow nominations due February 1, 2023

American Nuclear Society
Fellow nominations due March 1, 2023

American Society for Engineering Education
Fellow nominations due February 1, 2023 (anticipated)

American Society of Civil Engineers
Fellow nominations accepted anytime

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Fellow nominations due March 1, 2023

Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors
Fellow nominations due March 15, 2023 (anticipated)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Fellow nominations due March 1, 2023 (anticipated)

Society of Women Engineers
Fellow nominations due March 31, 2023 (anticipated)

TMS
Fellow nominations due April 1, 2023