NSF Seeks Nominations for Top Awards

The National Science Foundation has issued calls for nominations for major awards to be given in 2010:

National Medal of Science

This award is “the Nation’s highest honor for American scientists and engineers presented annually by the President of the United States.” Fifteen psychologists have received this award, including Michael Posner in 2009 (see accompanying article).

For details about the award and nomination process, see The nomination deadline is November 5, 2009.

Vannevar Bush Award

Sponsored by the National Science Board, the governing body of NSF, this award “honors truly exceptional lifelong leaders in science and technology who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the Nation through public service activities in science, technology, and public policy.” Among the previous awardees is psychologist Richard C. Atkinson (2003), who served as NSF director and president of the University of California.

Details about the award and nomination process can be found at: The nomination deadline is November 4, 2009.

Alan T. Waterman Award

This award is “the highest honor awarded by the National Science Foundation to a promising scientist or engineer at the dawn of their professional career... In addition to a medal, the awardee receives a grant of $500,000, over a three year period for scientific research or advanced study.” For further information, see The nomination deadline is November 5, 2009.