Award Opportunity Database

We encourage recognition of the excellent research conducted at Colorado State University. Below is a list of awards that CSU employees may be eligible to receive. We encourage recognition of the excellent research conducted at our university.

Click on the links below to learn about specific awards.


National Awards

Academy of Surgical Research Jacob Markowitz Award
Nomination Deadline: Not Available
Research Area: Experimental Surgery
Past Winners: C. Wayne McIlwraith 2013

AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Award
Nomination Deadline: September 1
Research Areas: Science and Engineering
Award: $5,000, commemorative medallion, travel reimbursement

American Chemical Society National Awards
Nomination Deadline: November 1
Research Areas: Various Chemical Disciplines
Award: $3,000-$10,000, plus additional funds for travel to meeting
Past Winners: Robert M. Williams, 2011 Ernest Guenther Award in Chemistry of Natural Products

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Comparative Medicine Scientist Award
Research Area: ACLAM’s highest award for scientific achievement for outstanding contributions (research publications, reviews, book chapters, lectures) in comparative medicine.
Award: Plaque presented during ACLAM Forum at Awards Dinner.

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Honorary Diplomate
Research Area: specific acts or achievements, which have made a significant contribution to the field of laboratory animal medicine.
Award: Presented during the ACLAM Forum at the Awards Dinner

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Mentor Award
Research Area: Mentoring postdocs in research board certification, technical training, administrative duties
Award: Plaque presented at ACLAM Forum Awards Banquet

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Distinguished Service Award
Nomination Deadline: February 6
Research Area: outstanding and dedicated service by an ACVIM Diplomate in a volunteer capacity to the College.

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence
Nomination Deadline: February 6
Research Area: Recipients have outstanding careers in veterinary medicine with national and international recognition for their contributions and service in such activities as clinical medical practice, instruction, research and/or public service.
Past Winners: 2014, Dr. Michael Lappin

American College of Veterinary Surgeons Founders’ Award for Career Achievement
Nomination Deadline: March 1
Research Area: Surgical techniques and methodology
Award: Plaque
Past Winners: C. Wayne McIlwraith, William Lumb, Donald Piermattei, A. Simon Turner, Stephen Withrow

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Excellence in Research Award
Nomination Deadline: October 31
Award: Travel expenses to conference
Past Winners: 2012, Dr. Edward Hoover

Association of Public Land-Grant Universities Board on Human Sciences Awards
Nomination Deadline: Not available
Research Areas: Human Sciences
Past Winners: Matt Hickey 2011, Pat Kendall 2010

The Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program
Nomination Deadline: Not available
Research Areas: Biomedical Research
Award: At least $125,000

Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Service Awards

Epilepsy Research Recognition Awards
Nomination Deadline: Early August
Research Area: Epilepsy
Award: $10,000

Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award (Dept. of Energy)
Nomination Deadline: Early July
Research Areas: Science and Engineering
Award: $20,000 honorarium, gold medal, citation

Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics
Nomination Deadline: December 1
Research Area: Economics
Award: $175,000

Francis Bacon Award
Nomination Deadline: December 1 biennially
Research Areas: History of Science, History of Technology, Historically-engaged Philosophy of Science
Award: $20,000, 3 months as a visiting professor at Caltech

Franklin Institute Benjamin Franklin Medals
Nomination Deadline: Open
Research Areas: Chemistry, Computer and Cognitive Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Electrical Engineering, Life Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics
Award: Endowed medals

Franklin Institute Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science
Nomination Deadline: May 31
Research Areas: Varies
Award: $250,000, gold medal

Fredric Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics
Nomination Deadline: December 1
Research Area: Mathematics
Award: $175,000

Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Nomination Deadline: Early February
Research Areas: Humanities
Award: $10,000 honorarium, lecture

John A. Beale Memorial Award
Nomination Deadline: February 28
Research Areas: Society of American Forestry members
Award: $500 honorarium
Past Winners: Robert G. Sturtevant

Leavey Awards for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education
Nomination Deadline: November 1
Research Area: Education
Award: Up to 20 Awards of $7,500, one award of $15,000 may be made for an outstanding entry

Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation
Nomination Deadline: Early November
Research Area: Sustainability
Award: $100,000

Lemelson-MIT Prize
Nomination Deadline: November
Research Areas: Invention, Innovation
Award: $500,000

McGraw Prize in Education
Nomination Deadline: Mid-March
Research Areas: Education in any discipline
Award: $50,000, Bronze Sculpture

NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement
Nomination Deadline: Not Available
Research Areas: Scientific achievements toward the NASA mission
Award: Medal
Past Winners: Stephen Cox

Nathan R. Brewer Career Achievement Award in Laboratory Animal Medicine
Research Area: Rare and exceptional contribution to the field of laboratory /comparative medicine which have accrued over the bulk of the professional career of a Diplomate.
Award: New Design ACLAM Pin (Diamond and Gold) presented during the ACLAM Forum Awards Dinner

National Humanities Medal
Nomination Deadline: June
Research Area: Humanities
Award: Medal

National Medal of Arts
Nomination Deadline: Mid-March/Early April
Research Area: Arts
Award: Medal

National Medal of Science
Nomination Deadline: March 31
Research Areas: Chemical, Physical, Biological, Social or Behavioral Sciences, Mathematics or Engineering
Award: Medal

National Medal of Technology and Innovation
Nomination Deadline: March or April
Research Area: Technological Achievement
Award: Medal

National Science Board Vannevar Bush Award
Nomination Deadline: Early November
Research Areas: Science and Technology
Award: Medal

NSF Alan T. Waterman Award
Nomination Deadline: Late October
Research Areas: Any field of science or engineering supported by NSF
Award: $1,000,000 over three years, medal

NSF BREAD Ideas Challenge
Nomination Deadline: April 30
Research Areas: Agricultural Development
Award: $10,000
Past Winners: Matthew Wallenstein 2013

Penn Vet World Leadership Award
Nomination Deadline: Not available
Research Area: Veterinary Medicine
Award: $100,000
Past Winners: Mo Salman 2010

Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring
Nomination Deadline: June
Research Areas: Mentoring in Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM)
Award: $10,000

Pullitzer Prize
Nomination Deadline: varies by category
Research Areas: Journalism, Letters, Music
Award: $10,000

Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching
Nomination Deadline: November 1 biennially
Research Areas: Teaching
Award: $265,000, travel and lodging for teaching in residence, $35,000 for home department of winner

Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals
Nomination Deadline: January 17
Research Areas: Public Service
Award: medal, $10,000

Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award
Nomination Deadline: March or April
Research Areas: All disciplines
Award: $2,000, conduct AAC&U conference session

Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
Nomination Deadline: Mid-September
Research Areas: Environmental Science, Environmental Health and Energy
Award: $200,000, gold medal

US Professors of the Year Program
Nomination Deadline: Mid-April
Research Area: Undergraduate Education
Award: $5,000, travel expenses

Welch Award in Chemistry
Nomination Deadline: February 1
Research Area: Chemistry
Award: $300,000


Early Distinguished Career Grants and Fellowships

DoE Young Investigator Award
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Physician-Scientist Early Career
NSF CAREER Grant: Amber Krummel, Chemistry; Matthew Wallenstein
ONR Young Investigator Award
Packard Fellowship
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences: Jennifer DeLuca, Biochemistry; Gregory Amberg, Biomedical Sciences
Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering
Presidential Faculty Fellowship
Presidential Investigator Award
Rhodes Scholar
Searle Scholarship
Sloan Research Fellowship


Other Distinguished Grants and Fellowships

Fulbright Senior Scholar
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scientists: Karolin Luger, Biochemistry
Humboldt Foundation Awards
Institute for Advanced Study
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
MacArthur Fellowship
National Endowment for the Humanities
NIH Grants: ACE Award
NIH MERIT Award/Pioneer Award
NSF Creativity Award/Special Creativity Extension


International Awards

AAAS Award for Science Diplomacy
Nomination Deadline: September 1
Research Areas: science and engineering
Award: $5,000 and commemorative plaque

Albert Einstein World Award of Science
Nomination Deadline: November
Research Areas: Scientific and Technological Research and Discovery
Award: $10,000, diploma, medal

Blue Planet Prize
Nomination Deadline: March 15
Research Areas: Literature, Moral Sciences and the Arts, Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Medicine
Award: 750,000 Swiss Francs

Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis
Nomination Deadline: December 31 biennially
Research Area: Laser Technology
Award: Three prizes – 30,000, 20,000, and 10,000 Euros

Blue Planet Prize
Nomination Deadline: August-October
Research Area: Environmental Conservation
Award: 50 million yen, certificate, trophy

Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering
Nomination Deadline: April 1
Research Areas: engineering and technology
Award: $500,000

Dan David Prize
Nomination Deadline: November 30
Research Area: Varies Each Year
Award: Three Prizes of $1 million

Enrico Fermi Award US Department of Energy
Nomination Deadline: July
Research Areas: energy science and technology
Award: $50,000 honorarium, gold medal, citation
Past Winners: Mortimer Elkind

Grand Hamdan International Award
Nomination Deadline: November
Research Areas: Varies
Award: 250,000 AED or approximately $68,000

Harvey Prize
Nomination Deadline: December 31
Research Areas: Science and Technology, Human Health, Peace in the Middle East
Award: $75,000

ICTP Dirac Medal
Nomination Deadline: April 15
Research Area: Theoretical Physics
Award: $5,000, medal

Jose Vasconcelos World Award of Education
Nomination Deadline: November
Research Area: Education
Award: $10,000, diploma, medal

King Baudouin African Development Prize
Nomination Deadline: February 15 biennially
Research Areas: Varies
Award: 150,000 Euros

King Faisal International Prize
Nomination Deadline: May 1
Research Areas: Service to Islam, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language and Literature, Medicine, Science
Award: $200,000, medallion, certificate for each category

Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts
Nomination Deadline: November
Research Area: Arts
Award: $10,000, diploma, medal

Materials Research Society Von Hippel Award
Nomination Deadline: April 1
Research Area: Materials Research
Award: $10,000, honorary membership, trophy

Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize
Nomination Deadline: Early February
Research Area: Music
Award: $100,000, performance of a composition by the recipient

Millennium Technology Prize
Nomination Deadline: July 31 biennially
Research Area: All Fields of Technology
Award: Monetary Award Amount Varies (1.2 Million Euros in 2012), trophy

Volvo Environment Prize
Nomination Deadline: Early January
Research Areas: Environmental Fields
Award: 1.5 Million SEK or approximately $209,000

Wolf Prizes to Promote Science and Art for the Benefit of Mankind
Nomination Deadline: August 31
Research Areas: Agriculture, Chemistry, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics; Architecture, Music, Painting, Sculpture
Award: $100,000, certificate in each field

World Food Prize
Nomination Deadline: May 1
Research Areas: Any field involved in the world food supply
Award: $250,000

Yamada-Koga Prize
Nomination Deadline: Not available
Research Areas: Synthesis of optically active compounds
Award: medal, plaque, 500,000 yen
Past Winners: Albert Meyers


Other Recognitions

National Academy Membership:

American Academy of Arts and Letters
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Council of Learned Societies
American Law Institute
American Philosophical Society
Ecological Society of America Fellows
Institute of Medicine
National Academy of Engineering
National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences – Foreign Associate
National Inventors Hall of Fame

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