AAAS Fellow

Deadline: April 20

Level: Mid-career, Senior

Background: International

Cycle: Annual

Description: 

Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.

Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility for nomination requires an individual to have been a continuous member of AAAS for four years by the end of the calendar year in which they would be elected.

For More Information: http://www.aaas.org/general-process

NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation

Deadline: April 15

Level: Early-career, Mid-career, Senior

Background: Canada

Cycle: Annual

Description: 

The Synergy Awards for Innovation honour outstanding research and development (R&D) partnerships between a university or a college, and industry, in the natural sciences and engineering.
Winners of the Synergy Awards show effective use of human, technical and financial resources, leading to tangible commercial benefits with their industrial collaborators.

Eligibility Criteria:

The nominated partnership must be in the natural sciences and/or engineering and be between a Canadian university professor, or group of professors, or a Canadian college, and a Canadian-based company or companies with commercial activities in Canada, such as R&D and/or manufacturing.

An individual, team of individuals or a college may be nominated for the NSERC Synergy Awards for Innovation and other major NSERC prizes in the same year, but can receive only one such prize in a given year. There is no limit to the number of nominations for the Synergy Awards for Innovation that a university or college can put forward in a given competition.

For More Information: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/Synergy-Synergie/Nomination-Nomination_eng.asp

National Academy of Engineering (NAE) – Charles Stark Draper Prize

Deadline: April 1

Level: Mid-career, Senior

Background: International

Cycle: Biennial

Description: 

It is a goal of the National Academy of Engineering to honor those who have contributed to the advancement of engineering and to improve public understanding of the importance of engineering and technology.

Recognized as one of the world’s preeminent awards for engineering achievement, the Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering honors an engineer whose accomplishment has significantly impacted society by improving the quality of life, providing the ability to live freely and comfortably, and/or permitting the access to information.

The Draper Prize is awarded biennially, the recipient receives a $500,000 cash award, and the prize recognizes achievements in all engineering disciplines.

Eligibility Criteria:

NAE members and non-members worldwide are eligible to receive the Draper Prize. There are no restrictions on who may nominate candidates for the Prize. Solicitations are sent to members and foreign members of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, foreign engineering academies, and other organizations and persons from around the world.

The Draper Prize is awarded for a specific achievement or for a series of achievements in any engineering discipline, and may be awarded to an individual or a group of individuals contributing to the same achievement. Consideration will be given to achievements in all engineering disciplines. The Draper Prize is not awarded posthumously.

For More Information: https://www.nae.edu/Activities/Projects/Awards.aspx

National Academy of Engineering (NAE) – Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize

Deadline: April 1

Level: Early-career, Mid-career, Senior

Background: International

Cycle: Biennial

Description: 

The Russ Prize recognizes an outstanding bioengineering achievement in widespread use that improves the human condition. This achievement should help the public better understand and appreciate the contributions of engineers to our health, well-being and quality of life. Examples of bioengineering include research, education, or product development in such areas as biomedical instrumentation, separation, and control systems; aerospace biomedical
engineering; diagnostic technologies; applied genetic engineering; pharmaceutical processing; prosthetic technologies; biomolecular engineering; medical engineering; and applied physiological systems. An auxiliary purpose of the Russ Prize is to encourage collaboration between the engineering and medical/biological professions to work closely together.

Awarded biennially (odd number years), the recipient receives a $500,000 cash award and a commemorative medallion.

Eligibility Criteria:

The prize may be awarded to an individual or a group of individuals contributing to the same achievement(s). The Russ Prize is not awarded posthumously. Recipients of the Charles Stark Draper Prize are not eligible for the Russ Prize. NAE members and non-members world-wide are eligible to receive the Russ Prize.

For More Information: https://www.nae.edu/Activities/Projects/Awards.aspx

MIT Top 35 under 35

Deadline: April 3

Level: Early-career

Background: International

Cycle: Annual

Description: 

Established in 1999, the award recognizes outstanding innovators who are younger than 35. The awards span a wide range of fields, including biotechnology, materials, computer hardware, energy, transportation, communications, and the Web. Our goal is to recognize the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems. We also reward ingenious and elegant work that matters to the world at large—not just to peers in a particular field or industry.

Eligibility Criteria:

The candidate should turn 35 no earlier than October 1 of the nomination year.

For More Information: http://www2.technologyreview.com/tr35/nominate.aspx