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Since 1886, the National Academy of Sciences has honored more than 1,000 individuals in the physical, biological, and social sciences through its awards program.  


2025 Call for Nominations 

Nominations are now being accepted for the NAS Awards to be presented in 2025. Awards will be presented in a variety of fields including biophysics, astronomy, computer science, early earth and life studies, microbiology, and more. The Awards Program recognizes outstanding contributions to science and encourages innovative research. Unless otherwise specified, preference will be given to early-career scientists and those whose work hasn’t been recognized by other large prizes or awards. Nominations will be accepted online through Monday, October 7. Please note that the nomination requirements and conflict of interest policies have changed.

Did You Miss the 2024 Award Ceremony? 

Watch online as the 2024 awards recipients accepted thier awards during the 161 NAS Annual Meeting, including a presentation by molecular biologist and women’s equality advocate Nancy Hopkins. Hopkins was honored with the 2024 Public Welfare Medalthe Academy’s most prestigious award, for her courageous leadership over three decades to create and ensure equal opportunity for women in science. 

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