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How to Nominate

Nominations for awards to be presented in 2016 are now closed. This year's recipients have been announced and will be honored in a ceremony on Sunday, May 1, during the Academy's 153rd annual meeting.

2017 Awards:

NAS Council will determine which awards will be presented in 2017 in February, 2016. Nominations for the 2017 awards will open in May, 2016. 

2016 Award Recipients:

Press Releases

Alexander Hollaender Award in Biophysics
Richard Henderson, MRC (Medical Research Council) Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences (psychology/cognitive science)
John R. Anderson, Carnegie Mellon University
Carol S. Dweck, Stanford University 

James Craig Watson Medal (astronomy)
Timothy M. Brown, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network

Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal (medical sciences)
Huda Y. Zoghbi, Baylor College of Medicine 

John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science (agricultural sciences)
Michael Goddard, University of Melbourne
Theodorus Meuwissen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

NAS Award for Scientific Reviewing (computer science)
Sergio Verdú, Princeton University 

NAS Award in Chemical Sciences
Carolyn Bertozzi, Stanford University

NAS Award in Early Earth and Life Sciences - Stanley Miller Medal (Earth's early development as a planet)
James F. Kasting, Pennsylvania State University

NAS Award in Molecular Biology (young investigator)
Dianne K. Newman, California Institute of Technology

NAS Award in the Neurosciences
Mortimer Mishkin, National Institute of Mental Health 

NAS Public Welfare Medal
Alan Alda, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

Pradel Research Award (neurosciences)
Alex L. Kolodkin, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 

Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Convergence Research (research that benefits human health)
Stephen R. Quake, Stanford University 

Troland Research Award (psychology, young investigator)
David J. Freedman, The University of Chicago
Geoffrey F. Woodman, Vanderbilt University 


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