The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) – Award for Public Engagement with Science

Deadline: August 15

Level: Mid-career, Senior

Background: International

Cycle: Annual

Description: 

The AAAS Award for Public Engagement with Science, established in 1987, recognizes scientists and engineers who make outstanding contributions to the “popularization of science.” The Award shall be given annually to scientists or engineers who, while working in their fields, have also contributed substantially to the public’s engagement with science or technology. Types of activities to be considered include books, magazines, and newspaper articles; broadcasting; lecturing; museum presentation and exhibit design; and other public outreach activities, local, national, and/or international.

Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible individuals include active or retired scientists and engineers from all disciplines, including social and behavioral sciences and biomedical fields, who have contributed substantially to the public’s engagement with science or technology. Only materials produced for general audiences, as opposed to professional or trade audiences, will be considered. Employees of the AAAS are not eligible.

Nominees considered “early career,” which is defined as an individual who has been in his/her current field for less than seven years and pre-tenure or job equivalent, including post-doctoral fellows (meaning the nominee is typically within 7 years of receiving Ph.D.) may be eligible for the AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science.

For More Information: http://www.aaas.org/page/aaas-award-public-engagement-science

IEEE Photonics Society – Tyndall Award

Deadline: August 10

Level: Senior

Background: International

Cycle: Annual

Description: 

The John Tyndall Award is presented annually to a single individual who has made outstanding contributions in any area of optical-fiber technology, including optical fibers themselves, the optical components used in fiber systems, as well as transmission systems and networks using fibers. The contributions which the award recognizes should have met the test of time and should have been of proven benefit to science, technology, or society. The contributions may be experimental or theoretical.

Eligibility Criteria:

Nominees need not be members of the sponsoring societies.

For More Information: http://www.photonicssociety.org/award-info

IEEE Robotic and Automation Society Awards – Chapter of the Year Award

Deadline: August 1

Level: Early-career, Mid-career, Senior

Background: International

Cycle: Annual

Description: 

To encourage IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Chapters to serve their members, and recognize the outstanding performance by an RAS Chapter in serving its members.

Eligibility Criteria:

The Chapter must have been active at least one year when the nomination is made. The eligibility requirements are outstanding activities and services to its local RAS members in one or more of the following areas: technical meetings, tours and conferences, seminars and/or tutorials, other services and activities for the local members of IEEE RA Society.

For More Information: http://www.ieee-ras.org/awards-recognition/society-awards

IEEE Robotic and Automation Society Awards – Most Active Technical Committee Award

Deadline: August 1

Level: Early-career, Mid-career, Senior

Background: International

Cycle: Annual

Description: 

To encourage efforts among IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Technical Committees and to annually recognize outstanding performance by a Technical Committee (TC).

Eligibility Criteria:

The TC must have been active at least one year when the nomination is made.

For More Information: http://www.ieee-ras.org/awards-recognition/society-awards

IEEE Robotic and Automation Society Awards – Inaba Technical Award for Innovation Leading to Production

Deadline: August 1

Level: Mid-career, Senior

Background: International

Cycle: Annual

Description: 

To recognize original innovative research and concepts. Conceptual innovation has been evolved into a commercialized product based on the fundamental robotics and automation technology introduced by the researcher(s). Nominations should cite and describe the original work that has been translated into commercial application as well as the commercial product and its success. The current and future impact of the commercial product is a fundamental element of the merit for selection.

Eligibility Criteria:

No restrictions as to IEEE membership, organization, nationality, race, creed, sex or age. In order to be eligible for the award, the initial conceptual innovation must have been described in a paper presented at a RAS sponsored/co-sponsored conference or have appeared in an RAS sponsored/co-sponsored publication; typically the appearance of the initial concept will be substantially before the time of the award.

For More Information: http://www.ieee-ras.org/awards-recognition/society-awards

IEEE Robotic and Automation Society Awards – Distinguished Service Award

Deadline: August 1

Level: Mid-career, Senior

Background: International

Cycle: Annual

Description: 

To recognize individuals who have performed outstanding service for the benefit and advancement of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS).

Eligibility Criteria:

RAS members with outstanding service in one or more of the following areas: Conferences and meetings, publications, editors, administrative committee, Chapter leadership, or other distinguished service and activities for the RA Society.

For More Information: http://www.ieee-ras.org/awards-recognition/society-awards

IEEE Robotic and Automation Society Awards – George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation

Deadline: August 1

Level: Mid-career, Senior

Background: International

Cycle: Annual

Description: 

This award will recognize outstanding contributions of an individual for his/her exceptional leadership, innovation and dedication that benefit the Robotics and Automation community. Up to two awards will be given each year.

Eligibility Criteria:

Only IEEE Robotics and Automation Society members are eligible.

For More Information: http://www.ieee-ras.org/awards-recognition/society-awards

IEEE Robotic and Automation Society Awards – Pioneer Award

Deadline: August 1

Level: Mid-career, Senior

Background: International

Cycle: Annual

Description: 

To recognize individuals who by virtue of initiating new areas of research, development or engineering, have had a significant impact on development of the robotics and/or automation fields. The award is intended for people who are in the mid or late portions of their careers

Eligibility Criteria:

Any person active in the fields of robotics and/or automation, whether or not they are members of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, are eligible for the award. Members of the Society who have worked as part of a team will also be eligible, provided their contributions can be clearly identified by the Awards Committee

For More Information: http://www.ieee-ras.org/awards-recognition/society-awards

IEEE Robotic and Automation Society Awards – Early Career Award

Deadline: August 1

Level: Early-career

Background: International

Cycle: Annual

Description: 

This award is bestowed on individuals in the early stage of their career, who have made an identifiable contribution or contributions which have had a major impact on the robotics and/or automation fields. Two awards are presented, the RAS Early Career Award – Academic and the RAS Early Career Award – Industry or Government.

Eligibility Criteria:

Any current member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society who is in the early stage of his/her career in the robotics and/or automation field, i.e., less than 7 years after being granted his or her highest earned academic degree. (This period is defined as the time between the date on the nominee’s diploma and the close of nominations for the award.)

For More Information: http://www.ieee-ras.org/awards-recognition/society-awards

3M National Teaching Fellowship

Deadline: August 31

Level: Mid-career, Senior

Background: Canada

Cycle: Annual

Description: 

Since 1986, the award has recognized exceptional contributions to teaching and learning at Canadian universities. The community of 3M National Teaching Fellows embodies the highest ideals of teaching excellence and scholarship with a commitment to encourage and support the educational experience of every learner. Up to ten Fellowships are selected annually.

Eligibility Criteria:

The Fellowship is open to any individual currently teaching at a Canadian university, regardless of discipline, level, or term of appointment.
Nominees need not be members of STLHE.

For More Information: http://www.stlhe.ca/awards/3m-national-teaching-fellowships/