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Title Submission Deadlinesort descending Granting Organization Program Descripton
Balzan Prize Sunday, March 15, 2020 International Balzan Prize Foundation

The Balzan Prize’s aim is to foster culture, the sciences and the most meritorious initiatives in the cause of humanity, peace and fraternity among peoples throughout the world.

2020 Enrico Fermi Award Thursday, April 9, 2020 United States Department of Energy

The Fermi Award is bestowed by the President of the United States to an individual or individuals of international stature in recognition of exceptional scientific, technical, policy, and/or management achievements related to the broad missions of the U.S. Department of Energy and its programs.

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Friday, May 8, 2020 American Association for the Advanement of Science

A member whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished and who has been a continuous member for the four-year period leading up to the year of nomination, may, by virtue of such meritorious contribution be elected a Fellow by the Council.

Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science Sunday, May 31, 2020 The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute seeks nominations for the 2021 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science of individuals who have made significant contributions to the scientific understanding of decision-making.

Virginia’s Outstanding Scientist 2020 Monday, June 15, 2020 Science Museum of Virginia

Virginia's Outstanding Scientist Awards Program was created by the Science Museum of Virginia and the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in November of 1984. The first awards were presented on March 20, 1985, by Governor Charles S. Robb.

Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Tuesday, June 30, 2020 American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy elects members in thirty sections that are organized within five classes, including the sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, and business. The election process starts with nominations and is rooted in a review process starting with the sections and then the entire membership. 

The 2020 Cottrell Scholar Program Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Research Corporation for Science Advancement

The Cottrell Scholar program honors and helps to develop outstanding teacher-scholars who are recognized by their scientific communities for the quality and innovation of their research programs and their potential for academic leadership.

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Monday, July 27, 2020 National Science Foundation

CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.

Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors Friday, July 31, 2020 National Academy of Inventors

The NAI Fellows Program was established to highlight academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.

Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship Friday, August 28, 2020 Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DOD) released July 7 the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (VBFF) funding opportunity announcement (FOA).  The VBFF program is intended to attract and engage the best and brightest in academia to conduct a range of basic, unclassified research in areas of interest to DOD.