The nomination period has now closed. Award recipients will be announced mid-January 2019.
Honors outstanding contributions to the study of solar physics and solar terrestrial relationships. Presented with a $100,000 prize, plus $100,000 to further research in solar physics and solar terrestrial relationships.
Comstock Prize in Physics
Honors North American resident for a recent innovative discovery or investigation in electricity, magnetism, or radiant energy. Presented with a $50,000 prize and $50,000 to support recipient’s research.
G. K. Warren Prize
Honors a distinguished contribution to fluviatile morphology. Presented with a $20,000 prize.
Michael and Sheila Held Prize
Honors an outstanding, recent work in combinational and discrete optimization, or related parts of computer science. Presented with a $100,000 prize.
NAS Award for Chemistry in Service to Society
Honors contributions to chemistry by a scientist working in industry that clearly satisfy a societal need. Presented with a $20,000 prize.
NAS Award for Scientific Discovery
Honors recent accomplishment or discovery in basic research that is expected to have a significant impact on biochemistry, biophysics, or chemistry. Award presented with a $50,000 prize, and $50,000 to support the recipient’s research.
NAS Award for Scientific Reviewing
Honors authors in astronomy whose reviews have synthesized extensive and difficult material rendering a significant service to science and influencing the course of scientific thought. Presented in 2019 in astronomy with a $20,000 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- Stanley Miller Medal
Honors research on Earth's early development. Presented with a $10,000 prize.
NAS Award in Molecular Biology
Honors a recent notable discovery in molecular biology by a young scientist (no older than 45) who is a citizen of the United States. Presented with a $25,000 prize.
NAS Award in the Neurosciences
Honors extraordinary contributions to progress in the fields of neuroscience. Presented with a $25,000 prize.
NAS Award in Food and Agriculture Sciences
Honors mid-career 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.
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.
Richard Lounsbery Award
Honors extraordinary scientific achievement by young (no older than 45) American scientists in biology and medicine. Presented with a $50,000 prize, proceeds to fund a lecture, and an additional $20,000 to cover expenses incurred in pursuance of research in France.
Selman A. Waksman Award in Microbiology
Honors excellence in the field of microbiology. Presented with a $20,000 prize.
Troland Research Awards
Honors unusual achievement by young scientists (no older than 40) and furthers empirical research in psychology regarding relationships of consciousness and the physical world. Two awards are presented with $75,000 to support recipient’s research.