The nomination period closed at 11:59 PM Eastern on Monday, October 4, 2021.
More information on the awards listed below can be found here.
Alexander Hollaender Award in Biophysics
Honors outstanding contributions made to the field of biophysics. Presented with a $20,000 prize.
Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences
Honors significant advances in the psychological and cognitive sciences with important implications for formal and systematic theory in these fields. Two prizes of $100,000 are presented biennially.
James Craig Watson Medal
Honors outstanding contributions to the science of astronomy. Presented with a $25,000 prize, and $50,000 to support the recipient’s research.
James Prize in Science and Technology Integration
Honors outstanding contributions made by researchers who are able to adopt or adapt information or techniques from outside of their fields, and thus integrate knowledge from two or more disciplines (e.g., engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, biomedicine, geosciences, astronomy, or computational sciences) to solve a major contemporary challenge not addressable from a single disciplinary perspective. Presented with a $50,000 prize.
Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal
Honors outstanding research in the medical sciences. Presented with a $25,000 award, and an additional $50,000 for research.
John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science
Honors noteworthy and distinguished accomplishments in any field of science within the National Academy of Science’s charter. The 2022 award is presented in infectious diseases with a $25,000 prize.
Maryam Mirzakhani Prize in Mathematics
Honors exceptional contributions to the mathematical sciences by a mid-career mathematician. Presented with a $20,000 prize.
Michael and Sheila Held Prize
Honors an outstanding, recent (within the previous 8 years) work in combinational and discrete optimization, or related parts of computer science. Presented with a $100,000 prize.
NAS Award in Chemical Sciences
Honors innovative research in the chemical sciences that contributes to the better understanding of the natural sciences and to the benefit of humanity. Presented with a $15,000 prize.
NAS Award in Early Earth and Life Sciences - Charles Doolittle Walcott Medal
Honors research on Cambrian or pre-Cambrian life and is presented with a $10,000 prize.
NAS Award in Molecular Biology
Honors a recent notable discovery in molecular biology by a young scientist (preferably no older than 45) who is a citizen of the United States. In certain cases, scientists up to 50 years of age are eligible for consideration. For example, having children or other life events that routinely add time to tenure clocks. For scientists over 45 years of age, please explain why an age extension is appropriate in the nomination letter. Presented with a $25,000 prize.
NAS Award in the Neurosciences
Honors extraordinary contributions to the progress of the neuroscience fields, including neurochemistry, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, developmental neuroscience, neuroanatomy, and behavioral and clinical neuroscience. Presented with a $25,000 prize.
NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences
Honors mid-career (defined as up to 20 years since completion of PhD) individual researcher at a U.S. institution who has made an extraordinary contribution to understanding the fundamental biology of an agriculturally important species and/or has had a major impact on agriculture. Presented with a $100,000 prize.
NAS Public Welfare Medal
Honors extraordinary use of science for the public good. The Public Welfare Medal is the Academy's most prestigious award.
Pradel Research Award
Honors mid-career neuroscientists whose work is making major contributions to our understanding of the nervous system. Presented with $50,000 to support neuroscience research.
Troland Research Awards
Honors unusual achievement by early-career researchers (preferably no older than 45) to further empirical research in psychology regarding relationships of consciousness and the physical world. Two awards are presented with $75,000 to support recipient’s research.