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National Medal of Science - Call for Nominations

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National Medal of Science - Call for Nominations


February 7, 2022

The National Science Foundation is seeking nominations for the National Medal of Science (NMS) from February 7 through May 20, 2022. Please share the NMS Call for Nominations flyer with your colleagues. See the NMS Nominations web page for more information on how to make your nominations. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is also seeking nominations for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Please see the National Medals Call for Nominations flyer for more information.

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