About the series
The National Medal of Science (NMS) is the highest recognition the nation can bestow on scientists and engineers. It was established by the 86th Congress in 1959 as a Presidential Award to be given to individuals "deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, or engineering sciences." In 1980, Congress expanded this recognition to include the social and behavioral sciences.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking nominations for the NMS from February 7 through May 20, 2022. We welcome you to join us for an informational webinar on the National Medal of Science. The webinar will highlight background information on the award and provide tips for submitting nominations. The webinar will be held on March 30, 2022 at 3:00 pm ET. Please register in advance at https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_Ia0G30zTSi-H5aXJnVIoAQ. Links to participate in the ZOOM webinar and view closed captioning will be provided in the registration confirmation page.
Nominations are submitted through the NSF Fastlane system (www.fastlane.nsf.gov/honawards/). For more information, please visit the NMS website at www.nsf.nms/gov.