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The Academy's Award Program recognizes outstanding contributions to science and encourages innovative research. The 2024 nomination period has now closed.  Recipients will be announced in January 2024. To get awards news straight to your inbox, make sure to sign up for our Connect with Awards newsletter.

Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences

Comstock Prize in Physics

G. K. Warren Prize (fluviatile geology)

Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal (marine or freshwater algae)

J. Lawrence Smith Medal (investigations of meteoric bodies)

James Craig Watson Medal (astronomy)

Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal (medical sciences) 

John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science (climate) 

Maryam Mirzakhani Prize in Mathematics

Michael and Sheila Held Prize (computer science, specifically combinatorial/discrete optimization)

NAS Award in Chemical Sciences

NAS Award in Molecular Biology (young investigator)

NAS Award in the Evolution of Earth and Life- Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal (zoology or paleontology)

NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences

NAS Public Welfare Medal

Pradel Research Award (neuroscience; mid-career neuroscientists)

Troland Research Awards (neuroscience, psychology; early-career researchers)

Questions? Contact us at awards@nas.edu.

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