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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Call for Nominations 2012 National Medal of Science

The National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation are the highest honors the Presidentbestows in science, technology, and innovation – help recognize the contributions of your colleagues by submitting a nomination for these prestigious awards before March 31.

National Medal of Science
The National Medal of Science, established in 1959, is the Nation's highest honor for American scientists and engineers. The Medal is given to individuals deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstandingcumulative contributions to knowledge in the chemical, physical, biological, mathematical, engineering, or behavioral or social sciences, in combinationwith exemplary service to the Nation. It is administered by the National Science Foundation and, to date, has been awarded to over 450 individuals.

Nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2012. A complete submission consists of a nomination form and three letters of support. These items must be received via the National Science Foundation's FastLane system at https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/honawards. If you have any questions, please contact the program manager at nms@nsf.gov or 703-292-8040. For more information, please visit http://www.nsf.gov/od/nms/medal.jsp.

National Medal of Technology and Innovation
The National Medal of Technology and Innovation, first awarded in 1985, is the Nation's highest honor for technological achievement and innovation. The Medal is given to individuals, teams, companies, or divisions for their outstanding contributions to the Nation's economic, environmental, and social well-being through the development and commercialization of technology products, processes, and concepts; technological innovation; and development of the Nation's technological manpower.

Nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2012. A complete submission consists of a nomination form and six letters of support. These items should be submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at nmti@uspto.gov. If you have any questions, please contact the program manager at nmti@uspto.gov or 571-272-8333. For more information, please visit http://www.uspto.gov/about/nmti/guidelines.jsp.
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/od/nms/medal.jsp

Contact Person: Program Manager (nms@nsf.gov)

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