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|Title||Submission Deadline||Granting Organization||Program Descripton|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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 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.
|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.
|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.
|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.