Vannevar Bush Award


Honoring Lifelong Leadership in Science and Technology and Contributions to the Nation through Public Service

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW RE-OPENED – 2015 VANNEVAR BUSH AWARD

Vannevar Bush Award

The National Science Board is pleased to accept nominations for the Vannevar Bush Award. The Vannevar Bush 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. The award was established in 1980 in the memory of Vannevar Bush, who served as a science advisor to President Franklin Roosevelt during World War II, helped to establish Federal funding for science and engineering as a national priority during peacetime, and was behind the creation of the National Science Foundation.

NOMINATIONS DEADLINE JANUARY 20, 2015

Vannevar Bush Award Recipients

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA

Candidates for the Vannevar Bush Award should have demonstrated outstanding leadership and accomplishment in meeting at least two of the following selection criteria:

  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens.
  • Distinguished himself/herself through public service activities in science and technology.
  • Pioneered the exploration, charting, and settlement of new frontiers in science, technology, education, and public service.
  • Demonstrated leadership and creativity that have inspired others to distinguished careers in science and technology.
  • Contributed to the welfare of the Nation and mankind through activities in science and technology.
  • Demonstrated leadership and creativity that has helped mold the history of advancements in the Nation's science, technology, and education.

NOMINATION GUIDELINES

Nominations must include:

  1. A current curriculum vita without publications (limit to 5 pages).
  2. A narrative statement (limit to 8 pages) addressing the candidate's activities and contributions related to the selection criteria.
  3. A proposed award citation addressing the candidate's activities in and contributions to national public service activities in science, technology, and public policy.
  4. Contact information for award candidate and nominator (mailing address, email address, and phone number).
  5. Two reference letters (limit to 2 pages each) from individuals familiar with the candidate’s accomplishments, and not affiliated with the candidate's home institution.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Nominations may be submitted by email or postal mail:

Nadine Lymn
National Science Board Office
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1220
Arlington, VA 22230
nlymn@nsf.gov


Nominations for the Vannevar Bush Award may also be made through the National Science Foundation's FastLane at https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/honawards/. The website contains detailed information concerning nomination procedures. Nominations remain active for three years, including the year of nomination.

Note for first-time FastLane users: Create an account on the FastLane website using the link found in the upper right-hand corner above the "Log In" box.

 

INQUIRIES

For questions concerning the award, please contact Nadine Lymn nlymn@nsf.gov
703-292-2490.