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AAAS Awards  American Association for the Advancement of Science Varies See website To recognize scientists, engineers, authors, journalists, and public servants for significant contributions to science and the public’s understanding of science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) sponsors a wide range of awards and prizes. August Life Sciences Multidisciplinary
AABS Book Prizes Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies $500 See website The Association awards the biennial AABS Book Prize to an outstanding English-language scholarly book in Baltic Studies (humanities and social sciences). Books with a broadly historical, literary, social, or cultural significance are of particular interest. Narrowly specialized or overly technical books will not be considered.  January Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
AAS A K Ramanujan Book Prize for Translation Association for Asian Studies $1,000 Copies should be sent to each member of the selection committee. Intended to recognize and encourage translations from South Asian languages into English. Translations will be judged by their aesthetic quality and contributions to the field of South Asian studies. Special consideration will be given to innovative work that reaches a wide audience. October Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
AAS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Asian Studies Association for Asian Studies The award follows the same rotational pattern by area that is used for other nominations. It is intended to honor outstanding scholarship and service to the field.  Late Fall Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
Aging & Public Health Awards American Public Health Association Nominations for all awards, except the Cumulative Achievement Awards and Archstone Award, are concurrent with the APHA call for abstracts. Indicate your interest in an award when you submit your abstract.   The Aging and Public Health Section has an impressive awards portfolio that highlights aging issues and recognizes those who have taken positive action in support of older adults.  See  website Life Sciences Public Health
Albert Hourani Book Award Middle East Studies Association $1,000 Nominations can be made by either the publisher or the author. The Albert Hourani Book Award was established in 1991 to recognize outstanding publishing in Middle East studies. April Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
Albert Lasker Awards Albert Lasker Foundation Must be nominated by a colleague Lasker Awards are highly competitive and are bestowed on individuals whose work opens new areas of biomedical science or public service. November Life Sciences Multidisciplinary
Aldo Leopold Award The Wildlife Society The Aldo Leopold Award nomination may be submitted online. Each nomination should include:
A statement emphasizing the basis for determining “distinguished service to wildlife conservation”
A detailed resume
No more than five supporting letters.
The highest honor bestowed by The Wildlife Society is the Aldo Leopold Memorial Award for distinguished service to wildlife conservation. The basic selection criterion is the significance of an individual’s contribution(s) to the wildlife field. Recipients receive a medal, plaque, and honorary membership in The Wildlife Society. June Life Sciences Multidisciplinary
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Awards Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Varies Online nomination form See website. Varies  Life Sciences Multidisciplinary
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows are elected annually by the AAAS Council from the list of approved nominations from the Section Steering Groups. Examples of areas in which nominees may have made significant contributions are research; teaching; technology; services to professional societies; administration in academe, industry, and government; and communicating and interpreting science to the public. See  website Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
American Philosophical Society Member American Philosophical Society  Qualifies for various awards The APS is an honorary society that elects new members to their ranks each year in April. Nominations for membership can only be made by Resident members of the APS. Election to the APS honors extraordinary accomplishments in all fields. See  website Multidisciplinary Mathmatical; Physical Sciences; Biological Sciences; Social Sciences; Humanities; Arts; Public Affairs; Business
ASBMB-Merck Award   American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology $5,000 Nominations must originate with society members. Awardees need not be members.  The ASBMB–Merck Award recognizes outstanding contributions to research in biochemistry and molecular biology.  See  website Life Sciences Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Bashorun M K O Abiola Lecture African Studies Association Selections are made by the ASA Board of Directors.  This award is given to a senior African scholar, to present a lecture at the ASA Annual Meeting. April Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards  BBVA Foundation  $470,000 Nominations shall in all cases be indirect. The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards seek to recognize and encourage world-class research and artistic creation, prizing contributions of lasting impact for their originality, theoretical significance and ability to push back the frontiers of the known world. These international awards span eight categories: Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), Biomedicine, Ecology and Conservation Biology, Information and Communication Technologies, Economics, Finance and Management, Contemporary Music, Climate Change and Development Cooperation. June Physical Sciences and Engineering Multidisciplinary
Benjamin Franklin Medal American Philosophical Society  Nominations will be accepted from any individual, organization, or institution. Self nominations welcome.  From its inception, The Franklin Institute has used awards and prizes to recognize and promote excellence in science, technology, and industry. The endowed Benjamin Franklin Medals are given annually in the following seven disciplines of science: Chemistry, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Computer and Cognitive Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Electrical Engineering, Life Science, and Physics. Open Multidisciplinary Chemistry; Civil and Mechanical Engineering; Computer and Cognitive Science; Earth and Environmental Science; Electrical Engineering; Life Science; Physics
Bower Award Franklin Institute  $250,000 See website  The award, gold medal, and cash prize of $250,000 are presented annually to a distinguished member of the international scientific community for work in a prescribed discipline that changes each year. April Physical Sciences and Engineering Multidisciplinary
Bryce Wood Book Award Latin American Studies Association See website At each International Congress, the Latin American Studies Association presents the Bryce Wood Book Award to an outstanding book on Latin America in the social sciences and humanities published in English. October Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
C. Wright Mills Award Society for the Study of Social Problems Members of the Society are encouraged to submit letters of nomination for this prestigious annual award. Self nominations are acceptable. Edited volumes, textbooks, fiction and self-published works are not eligible.  Eligible books must be first edition (not a reprint or later edition) and bear a 2017 copyright date. SSSP annually gives its prestigious C. Wright Mills Award to the author of what the committee considers to be the most outstanding book written in the tradition of C. Wright Mills and his dedication to a search for a sophisticated understanding of the individual and society. Past winners have included Patricia Hill Collins, William Julius Wilson, Pun Ngai, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Charles Tilly, Theda Skocpol, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harry Braverman, Frances Fox Piven-Richard Cloward, Jacqueline P. Wiseman, Laud Humphreys, and Jerome H. Skolnick. December Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
John J. Carty Award  National Academy of Sciences $25,000 See website The John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science is awarded every two years, to recognize noteworthy and distinguished accomplishments in any field of science within the National Academy of Science’s charter. The award is presented with a medal and a $25,000 prize. The American Telephone and Telegraph Company established the award to honor the memory of their Chief Engineer, Vice President, and general telecommunications innovator, John J. Carty.  October Physical Sciences and Engineering Multidisciplinary
Charles Stark Draper Prize National Academy of Engineering  $500,000 Biennial. Self nominations welcome. Recognized as one of the world's preeminent awards for engineering achievement, the Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering honors an engineer whose accomplishment has significantly impacted society by improving the quality of life, providing the ability to live freely and comfortably, and/or permitting the access to information. April Physical Sciences and Engineering Engineering Science and Materials
Conover-Porter Award African Studies Association See website Outstanding Africa-related reference works, bibliographies or bibliographic essays published in any country, separately or as part of a larger work. April Social Sciences Multidisciplinary
Cottrell Scholar Awards Research Corporation Varies See website  The Cottrell Scholar (CS) program champions the very best early career teacher-scholars in chemistry, physics and astronomy by providing significant discretionary awards for research. See  website Life Sciences Multidisciplinary
Crafoord Prize Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences $700,000 The Academy is responsible for selecting the Crafoord Laureates.  The Crafoord Prize in astronomy and mathematics, biosciences, geosciences or polyarthritis research is awarded in partnership between the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Crafoord Foundation in Lund. The Academy is responsible for selecting the Crafoord Laureates. The prize sum of SEK 6 million makes the Crafoord Prize one of the
world´s largest scientific prizes. 
Spring Physical Sciences and Engineering Multidisciplinary
DAAD Article Prize of the GSA German Studies Association $500 See website This prize is funded through the North American office of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Eligibility is restricted to articles published in German Studies Review. February Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
DAAD Book Prize of the GSA German Studies Association $1,000 See website This prize is funded through the North American office of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Under the provision of the DAAD grant, eligibility is restricted to authors who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and Canada. Translations, editions, anthologies, memoirs, and books that have been previously published are not eligible. February Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
Dan David Prize Dan David Foundation $1,000,000 Candiddates are chosen by the Foundation board. The Dan David Prize recognizes and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms. It aims to foster universal values of excellence, creativity, justice, democracy and progress and to promote the scientific, technological and humanistic achievements that advance and improve our world.

The Dan David Prize covers three time dimensions - Past, Present and Future - that represent realms of human achievement. Each year the International Board chooses one field within each time dimension. Following a review process by independent Review Commitees comprised of renowned scholars and professionals, the International Board then chooses the laureates for each field. 
See  website Multidisciplinary Sciences;
Arts;
Humanities; Public service;
Business
Distinguished Africanist Award African Studies Association Lifetime membership Any member of the Association is eligible to nominate a candidate. The African Studies Association offers a Distinguished Africanist Award in recognition of lifetime distinguished contributions to African studies. April Social Sciences Multidiciplinary; Humanities
Distinguished Contributions to Slavic Studies Award American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies The Committee accepts nominations in writing or via e-mail from any member of ASEEES. Established in 1970 the Association's Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Award honors eminent members of the profession who have made major contributions to the field through scholarship of the highest quality, mentoring, leadership, and/or service to the profession. The prize is intended to recognize diverse contributions across the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies field. April Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
Distinguished Contributions to Teaching ASA Award American Sociological Association Individuals, departments, schools, or other collective actors are eligible. Each nomination must include an additional three to four nomination letters before sending the complete nomination to ASA.  The ASA Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award honors ASA members' outstanding contributions to the teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate sociology. The award recognizes contributions that have made a significant impact on the manner in which sociology is taught at a regional, state, national, or international level. These contributions may include preparation of teaching- and curriculum-related materials and publications, participation in the scholarship of teaching and learning, development and communication of innovative teaching techniques, leadership in teaching-related workshops and symposia, involvement in innovative program development, and contributions to the enhancement of teaching within state, regional, or national associations. See  website Social Sciences Multidiciplinary; Sociology
Elbert Einstein World Award  World Cultural Council  $10,000 Candidates for the awards may be selected and proposed only through the following authorities in any country: Director/Dean The World Cultural Council acknowledges individuals or institutions that have made outstanding achievements in science, education and the arts by granting the Albert Einstein World Award of Science, the José Vasconcelos World Award of Education and the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts to eminent figures whose work has had a significantly positive impact on the cultural legacy of mankind. These prizes are widely recognized in the scientific, educational and arts communities. See  website Multidisciplinary Science; Arts; Education
Franklin Institute Awards Franklin Institute  Varies See website  The Franklin Institute seeks to provide public recognition and encouragement of excellence in science and technology. Varies  Life Sciences Multidisciplinary
Franklin R. Buchanan Prize Association for Asian Studies $1,000 Self nominations welcome Established in 1995 by the AAS Committee on Educational Issues and Policy and the Committee on Teaching about Asia, the Franklin R. Buchanan Prize is awarded annually to recognize an outstanding pedagogical or curriculum publication on Asia designed for any educational level, elementary through university. November  Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
Guggenheim Fellows John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Varies The election of individuals to the National Academy of Medicine begins with a confidential nomination by two NAM members who are well acquainted with the candidate’s work. Guggenheim Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. Since the purpose of the Guggenheim Fellowship program is to help provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, grants are made freely. No special conditions attach to them, and Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work. The United States Internal Revenue Service, however, does require the Foundation to ask for reports from its Fellows at the end of their Fellowship terms. September Multidisciplinary Arts; Sciences
IIE New Leaders Group Award for Mutual Understanding  Institute for International Education (IIE) $5,000 See website The Stephen P. Duggan Award for Mutual Understanding is presented to distinguished world leaders in the fields of government, education, and diplomacy in recognition of their lifetime of accomplishment and commitment to the causes that represent the underpinning of the Institute’s mission. See  website Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
Institute of Food Technology Achievement Awards  Institute of Food Technology $3,000 See website IFT recognizes the many accomplishments that individuals and organizations have made to advance food science and the food industry and to help provide safe, affordable, and nutritious foods to the world.  To honor these individuals and organizations, the IFT Awards Program was created. Grants, fellowships, and prizes are awarded for outstanding accomplishments in all areas of food science and technology, administering 18 Achievement Awards, the Marcel Loncin Research Prize, and the IFT Fellows program. December Life Sciences Food Science
Institute of World Business Law Prize  International Chamber of Commerce  $10,000 Self nominations welcome Launched in 2007, the Institute created the Institute Prize as a means to encourage focused research on legal issues affecting international business. Contributing to the understanding and progress of international commercial law around the world, the Institute Prize recognizes legal writing excellence. April Humanities Law
International Balzan Prize   International Balzan Prize Foundation $746,343 The General Prize Committee invites the most prestigious international cultural and scientific institutions (universities, research institutes and academies) and figures recognized by the General Prize Committee as highly distinguished in the chosen fields for that year to submit names of candidates for the four annual Balzan Prizes. Self-nominations are not accepted. 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. Currently, four annual awards are made: two in literature, moral sciences and the arts; and two in the physical, mathematical and natural sciences and medicine. In 2001, regulations concerning the prizes were changed, and prize winners must now destine half of their awards for research projects carried out preferably by young humanists and scientists. At intervals of not less than three years, the Balzan Foundation also awards a prize for Humanity, Peace and Fraternity among Peoples. See  website Multidisciplinary Literature; Moral Sciences; Arts;
Physical; Mathematical; Natural Sciences; Medicine;
Humanities; Peace
International Medal Royal Academy of Engineering See website The medal is normally awarded to an engineer who is a non-British citizen, resident outside of the UK, who has made an exceptional contribution to engineering as a whole through practice, management or education. It will normally be awarded annually.  See  website Physical Sciences and Engineering Multidisciplinary
International Studies Best Book Award International Studies Association $500 See website The International Studies Annual Best Book Award is conferred for the best book in the field of international studies with a copyright dated the year before the nomination. May Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
International Studies Book of the Decade Award International Studies Association $500 Must be member, letter of nomination. The International Studies Best Book of the Decade Award honors the best book published in international studies over the last decade.In order to be selected, the winning book must be a single book (edited volumes will not be considered) that has already had or shows the greatest promise of having a broad impact on the field of international studies over many years. Only books of this broad scope, originality, and interdisciplinary significance should be nominated. See  website Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
IOM Membership Institute of Medicine/The National Academy of Medicine Qualifies for various awards The election of individuals to the National Academy of Medicine begins with a confidential nomination by two NAM members who are well acquainted with the candidate’s work. The NAM has more than 2,000 members elected in recognition of professional achievement and commitment to volunteer service in activities of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (“the National Academies”). The NAM elects no more than 70 regular members and 10 international members annually. For those at the top of their field, NAM membership reflects the height of professional achievement and commitment to service. February Physical Sciences and Engineering Multidisciplinary
Japan Prize Laureates   Japan Prize Foundation $400,000 The Foundation calls for over 13,000 nominators, strictly comprised of prominent scientists and researchers from around the world invited by the Foundation, to nominate the candidates through the web by JPNS The Japan Prize is a prestigious international award presented to individuals whose original and outstanding achievements are not only scientifically impressive, but have also served to promote peace and prosperity for all mankind. February Life Sciences Multidisciplinary
Japan Prize Laureates   The Science and Technology Foundation of Japan $44,000 Nominated by Japan Prize Official Nominators. The Foundation calls for over 13,000 nominators invited by the Foundation to nominate the candidates through the web.  The Japan Prize is awarded annually to scientists and engineers from around the world who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science and technology, thereby furthering the cause of peace and prosperity of mankind. February Physical Sciences and Engineering Multidisciplinary
Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal  National Academy of Sciences $75,000 Nomination online (self-nominations not allowed) The Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal is awarded every two years for outstanding research in the medical sciences. The medal carries with it a $25,000 award, and an additional $50,000 for research. The Kovalenko Fund, gifted by Michael S. Kovalenko in 1949 to the National Academy of Science in memory of his wife, Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko, was specifically designed to recognize the achievements made to the medical sciences and, over the past 63 years, has honored many outstanding contributors. October Physical Sciences and Engineering Multidisciplinary
John Bates Clark Medal American Economic Association Established as an American prize, it is sufficient that the candidate works in the US at the time of the award and US citizenship is not required. Awarded annually each April (formerly biennially from 1947-2009) to that American economist under the age of forty who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge. See  website Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
John Desmond Bernal Prize Society for the Social Studies of Science Award attendance defrayment See website The Bernal Prize is awarded annually to an individual judged to have made a distinguished contribution to the field. Past winners have included many of the founders and prominent scholars who have devoted their careers to the understanding of the social dimensions of science and technology. See  website Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
Karl Deutsch Award International Studies Association $500 Under 40, cover letter, and CV (self-nominations allowed; must be member) Named for Karl Deutsch, this award was established in 1981 to recognize scholars in IR under age 40, or within ten years of defending their dissertation. The Karl Deutsch Award is presented annually to a scholar who is judged to have made (through a body of publications) the most significant contribution to the study of International Relations and Peace Research. August Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Cash prize Self nominations welcome The competition is open to works in any discipline, dealing with any aspect of Polish affairs. April Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
Kyoto Prize Inamori Foundation of Japan $400,000 Candidates for the Kyoto Prize are nominated by official Kyoto Prize nominators. See website.  The Kyoto Prize is an international award to honor those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind. See  website Multidisciplinary Multidisciplinary; Humanities; Technology; Basic Sciences; Life Sciences; Arts; Philosophy 
Lee Founders Award Society for the Study of Social Problems $500 Any member of the Society may nominate one or more persons for the award. Members of the Lee Founders Award Committee are encouraged to nominate. Established in 1981, this award is made in recognition of significant lifetime achievements demonstrating a devotion to the ideals of the founders of the Society and especially to the humanist tradition of Alfred McClung Lee and Elizabeth Briant Lee. Past winners have included Thomas C. Hood, Irving Kenneth Zola, David A. Snow, and Elliot Liebow. April Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
Luciano Tomassini Latin American International Relations Book Award Latin American Studies Association Self nominations welcome The Luciano Tomassini Latin American International Relations Book Award is presented at each LASA International Congress to the author(s) of an outstanding book on Latin American foreign policies and international relations published in English, Spanish or Portuguese in any country. September Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
Ludwick Fleck Prize Society for the Social Studies of Science Award attendance defrayment Self nominations welcome The main criterion is that the substantive content of the work be framed by a social science or humanities perspective of science and/or technology. February Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
Magellanic Premium American Philosophical Society Cash amount not specified Must be awarded/submissions not allowed. Established by a gift of 200 guineas by John Hyacinth de Magellan of London in 1786 "for a gold medal to be awarded from time to time under prescribed terms, to the author of the best discovery or most useful invention relating to navigation, astronomy, or natural philosophy (mere natural history only excepted.)." The Magellanic Premium is the nation's oldest medal for scientific achievement. See  website Multidisciplinary Navigation; Astronomy; Natural Philosophy
Marshall D. Shulman Book Prize Harriman Institute of Columbia University The copyright date inside the book must list previous calendar year as the date of publication. Self nominiations are welcome. The Marshall D. Shulman Book Prize, established in 1987 and sponsored by the Harriman Institute of Columbia University, is awarded annually for an outstanding monograph dealing with the international relations, foreign policy, or foreign-policy decision-making of any of the states of the former Soviet Union or Eastern Europe published the previous year. The prize is dedicated to the encouragement of high quality studies of the international behavior of the countries of the former Communist Bloc. See  website Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
Marshall Shulman Book Prize American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Cash prize Self nominations welcome To recognize outstanding scholarship and contribution to the field, the Association annually awards the several prizes and awards, presented at the Awards Presentation during the Annual Convention. Varies Social Sciences Multidiciplinary; Political Science
Melville J. Herskovits Prize African Studies Association $500 Nominations for the Herskovits Prize are made directly by publishers who may nominate as many separate titles in a given year as they desire The ASA presents the Herskovits Prize to the author of the most important scholarly work in African studies published in English during the preceding year. April Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
MESA Academic Freedom Award Middle East Studies Association The award is made by nomination from MESA's Committee on Academic Freedom to MESA's Board of Directors. The award is presented on appropriate occasions in recognition of sustained contributions in support of academic freedom in the Middle East and North Africa, and/or in North America. See  website Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
MIDORI Prize AEON Environmental Foundation $100,000 Biennial. Nominations are made through the MIDORI Prize website. The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity is an international biennial prize co-organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. It aims to raise public awareness about the importance of biodiversity and to contribute to the objectives of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011 - 2020. The Prize honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. It aims to encourage positive action for biodiversity and inspire others by showcasing the notable work of those that it honors. The MIDORI Prize is to honour individuals who have made outstanding contributions for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity at global, regional or local levels. See   website Life Sciences Ecology; Evolutionary Biology
MLA Prizes Modern Language Association Varies Anyone may nominate a book for an MLA prize, but the author or publisher is responsible for sending the required number of copies, noted in the main list, to the MLA office before the deadline. Unless otherwise noted, “literary studies” here encompasses works of literary history, literary criticism, philology, and literary theory, as well as works dealing with literature and other arts and disciplines. Translations are eligible only for the three awards specifically devoted to that category. See   website Humanities Multidisciplinary
NAE Members National Academy of Engineering Qualifies for various awards Members are elected to NAE membership by their peers (current NAE members). Election to National Academy of Engineering membership is one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer. Members have distinguished themselves in business and academic management, in technical positions, as university faculty, and as leaders in government and private engineering organizations.  May  Physical Sciences and Engineering Multidisciplinary
NAS Awards National Academy of Sciences Varies Must be nominated by a colleague.   Since 1886, the National Academy of Sciences has honored outstanding achievement in the physical, biological, and social sciences through its awards program. October Life Sciences Multidisciplinary
Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Transcultural Understanding  British Academy $29,000 Nominated persons can be of any nationality, based anywhere in the world and working in any language provided that the nominated work is available in English. Nominations may only be made by Fellows of the British Academy and invited organizations. The Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize, worth £25,000, is awarded annually for outstanding scholarly contribution to transcultural understanding and is designed to illuminate the interconnections and divisions of culture and identity in world civilization. See  website Multidisciplinary Humanities; Social Science
Nobel Peace Prize  Nobel Foundation Nominations can be submitted online. The candidates eligible for The Nobel Peace Prize are those persons or organizations nominated by qualified individuals, see above. Nominations shall in all cases be indirect. Alfred Nobel was interested in social issues and was engaged in the peace movement. His acquaintance with Bertha von Suttner (who was later awarded the 1905 Nobel Peace Prize) influenced his own views on peace. Perhaps his peace interest was also because his inventions were used in warfare and assassination attempts? Peace was the fifth and final prize area that Nobel mentioned in his will. October Multidisciplinary Social Issues; Peace; Physics; Chemistry; Physiology; Medicine
Paul Hair Prize African Studies Association $300 See website Eligible for consideration are editions of primary source materials dealing with the history, literature, and other aspects of the cultures of Africa, whether in African or European languages, whether from oral or written traditions, and whether the text is published for the first time or in a new edition. Books, digital resources and databases that meet these criteria are all eligible for consideration. April Social Sciences Multidiciplinary; Humanities
Premio Iberoamericano Award Latin American Studies Association Self nominations welcome For the outstanding book on Latin America in the social sciences and humanities published in Spanish or Portuguese in any country September Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
Rachel Carson Prize Society for the Social Studies of Science Cash prize Self nominations welcome The main criterion is that the substantive content of the work be framed by a social science or humanities perspective of science and/or technology and, in the case of the Carson Prize, that the book also has social or political relevance. February Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
Rolf Schock Prize Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Laureates are selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts. In his will, Dr. Rolf Schock, who died in 1986, specified that half of his estate should be used to fund four prizes in the fields of logic and philosophy, mathematics, the visual arts and music. See  website Multidisciplinary Musical Arts; Visual Art;, Mathematics; Logic; Philosophy
Sigma Xi Prizes  Sigma Xi Varies See website Sigma Xi awards recognize achievement in science or engineering research and communication. See  website Multidisciplinary
Stockholm Water Prize  Stockholm Water Foundation $150,000 Must be nominated by a colleague.  The prize has been established to honor outstanding achievements in the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources. See  website Life Sciences Multidisciplinary
Sybil Halpern Milton Memorial Book Prize German Studies Association* $1,000 Bienial. See website. The prize honors the best book dealing with Nazi Germany and the Holocaust in its broadest context, covering every field represented in the association, including history, political science, and other social sciences, literature, art, and photography. February Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
The Allard Prize for International Integrity Allard Prize Foundation $100,000 See website The Allard Prize is awarded biennially to an individual, movement, or organization that has demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability, and the Rule of Law.  Nominations are ongoing and open to the public. January Multidisciplinary Law; Human Rights
The Beckman Scholars Program  Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation  $500,000 Must be nominated by a colleague. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident of U.S. at time of application.  The Beckman - Argyros Award in Vision Research rewards one individual annually who has made and is continuing to make significant transformative breakthroughs in vision research; particularly through the development of an innovative technology or fundamental scientific breakthrough that has been applied to, aided and/or improved the vision sciences. September Life Sciences Multidisciplinary
The Canada Gairdner International Awards The Gairdner Foundation $70,000 Must be nominated by a collegue.  The Canada Gairdner Awards recognize the world’s most creative and accomplished biomedical scientists who are advancing humanity and the world. October Life Sciences Multidisciplinary
The Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health  National Academy of Medicine  $20,000 Register and submit the registration form on the website.  The Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health is presented annually by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).  Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat established the award in 1992 out of a commitment to improving the science base and delivery of mental health services. This international award recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations for outstanding achievement in improving mental health and is accompanied by a medal and $20,000. Each year, a selection committee appointed by
the NAM reviews nominations based on selection criteria that reflect the ideals of Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat.
See  website Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
Vilis Vitols Article Prize Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies $500 The best article is selected by a committee appointed by the AABS board. The Vilis VÄ«tols annual award of $500 is presented to the author of the best article in a given year of the Journal of Baltic Studies. Priority is given to articles that encompass more than one Baltic country and thus expressly represent Baltic studies.  See  website Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
W. Bruce Lincoln Book Prize American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Cash prize Self nominations welcome For an author's first published monograph or scholarly synthesis that is of exceptional merit and lasting significance for the understanding of Russia's past, published in the previous two years. April Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Cash prize Self nominations welcome For the most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences published in English in the United States in the previous calendar year. April Social Sciences Multidiciplinary
Wiley Prize in Psychology  British Academy $5,000 See website The Wiley Prize in Psychology, worth £5,000, is awarded annually for lifetime achievement by an outstanding international scholar (in odd years), and promising early-career work by a UK-based psychologist (in even years). See  website Social Sciences Multidiciplinary; Psychology
Wolf Prize Wolf Foundation $100,000 International prize committees in each field, comprising renowned experts, select the Wolf Prize winners. Agriculture, Medicine, chenistry, mathematics, medicine, physics, architecture, music, painting, and sculpture. See website. Multidisciplinary Agriculture; Medicine; Chenistry; Mathematics; Physics; Architecture; Music; Painting; Sculpture

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