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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.


  • Alan Alda Interviews NAS President Marcia McNutt 
    In a recent episode of the podcast Clear+Vivid, hosted by 2016 Public Welfare Medalist Alan Alda, Marcia McNutt discusses her framework for delivering science in a crisis and how the National Academies are advising the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to listen.  
  • 2021 NAS Awards
    The nomination period for the 2021 NAS Awards has closed.  Recipients will be announced in January. Questions about an award nomination? Contact

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