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The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, nonprofit organization of the country’s leading researchers. The NAS recognizes and promotes outstanding science through election to membership; publication in its journal, PNAS; and its awards, programs, and special activities. Through the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the NAS provides objective, science-based advice on critical issues affecting the nation. Read More»


Election to membership in the NAS is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. Read more about our members and their contributions to science.

Featured member: Baruch Fischhoff is an organizer of The Science of Science Communication III, a colloquium to ensure that evidence-based science communication thrives.

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The National Academies Gulf Research Program enhances projects around offshore energy system safety, human health, and environmental resources.

Disaster Recovery 2018: This program will fund small grants to help repair, replace, or recover equipment, data, and other scientific research materials damaged or lost due to hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

PNAS is one of the world’s most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,800 research papers annually. The journal’s content spans the biological, physical, and social sciences and is global in scope.

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