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How to Nominate

All nominations must be submitted online. Unless otherwise stated, the following materials must be submitted.

  1. A letter from the nominator describing the candidate's work and why he or she should be selected for the award. No more than three (3) pages.
  2. Curriculum vitaeNo more than two (2) pages (similar to CVs included with NSF proposals).
  3. Bibliography listing no more than twelve (12) of the nominee's most significant publications.
  4. Suggested citationA 50-word summary stating why the nominee should be considered for this award. Citation examples»
  5. Two letters of supportSupport letters must be written by individuals from institutions outside both the nominator's and the nominee’s institution.

Important Dates

  • Nomination Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2022
  • Recipients Announced: Mid-January 2023
  • NAS Awards Ceremony: Sunday, April 30, 2023


  • Can I submit more than two letters of support? Yes, you may submit up to three letters of support. 
  • I was asked to write a letter of support, how do I submit it? You can send your letter of support to the nominator, to be uploaded directly into the online nomination; or, the nominator can send you a customized link through the online platform that would allow you to upload your letter directly.
  • Can I submit a nomination if I am not an NAS member? Yes, NAS membership is not required to nominate or to be nominated.
  • Can I submit more than one nomination? Yes, you can submit more than one nomination for the same award or for multiple awards. 


  • Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • Joint nominations are discouraged and will only be considered when nominees have collaborated closely — usually in the same laboratory — on the work to be recognized by the award.
  • NAS membership is not required to nominate or to be nominated.
  • International nominees are eligible for nomination unless explicitly stated otherwise. 
  • NAS Council members are not permitted to submit or support nominations or to be nominated for an award. 
  • Unless otherwise specified, preference will be given to early-career scientists and those whose work has not been recognized by other prizes or awards. 
  • If the award has an age restriction, nominees are considered eligible if they are no older than the restricted age on October 3, 2022. 
  • If the award has a date restriction, nominations are considered eligible if they meet the restriction on October 3, 2022. 



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