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Since 1886, the National Academy of Sciences has honored outstanding achievement in the physical, biological, and social sciences through its awards program.


  • Inaugural James Prize in Science and Technology Integration
    We are accepting nominations for the inaugural James Prize in Science and Technology Integration. The James 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. Submit a nomination today!

  • 2021 Award Nominations 
    We are now accepting nominations for the 2021 Awards! Awards will be presented in a variety of fields including geology, computer science, medical sciences, astronomy, and many more. Nominations can be submitted here. More information on how to submit a nomination, including FAQs, can be found here

  • 2020 NAS Election
    Previous award recipients Elizabeth Ainsworth, Silvia Arber, Anna K. Behrensmeyer, Howard Y. Chang, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson were elected into the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

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