Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award
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VPR Internal Deadline
Funding Agency Deadline
Funding or Award Criteria
“…honors scientists and engineers at mid-career for exceptional contributions to the development, use, or control of nuclear energy (broadly defined to include the science and technology of nuclear, atomic, molecular and particle interactions and effects and environmental conservation and efficiency)…One Lawrence Award is given in each of seven categories [see below].”
- Be in the middle of their careers, defined as within 20 years of earning their highest degree*;
- Be citizens of the United States;
- Be recognized for achievement in research principally funded by the U.S. Department of Energy; and
- Be assessed primarily on the scientific impact and technical significance of their work relative to its discipline and/or related mission. (Business management and stewardship acumen, while valued, is not a significant qualification factor used when evaluating a nominee’s worthiness.)
Atomic, Molecular, and Chemical Sciences; Biological and Environmental Sciences; Computer, Information, and Knowledge Sciences; Condensed Matter and Materials Sciences; Energy Science and Innovation; Fusion and Plasma Sciences; High Energy and Nuclear Physics; or National Security and Nonproliferation
Number of Nominees Allowed
One per category
VPR Required Documents
- A letter of justification.
- Identifying the award category of the nominee (Atomic, Molecular, and Chemical Sciences; Biological and Environmental Sciences; Computer, Information, and Knowledge Sciences; Condensed Matter and Materials Sciences; Energy Science and Innovation; Fusion and Plasma Sciences; High Energy and Nuclear Physics; or National Security and Nonproliferation).
Please note that an individual’s nomination is limited to a single category.
- A statement explaining the nominee’s connection to DOE support.
- Curriculum vitae.
- A bibliography of no more than five significant publications* related to the achievement.
- At least three and not more than six letters of support from individuals familiar with the work.
- A suggested citation, thirty-five words or less, summarizing and highlighting the nominee’s achievement. The citation should make clear the specific reason for making this award to the nominee. The award citation may be based on this summary.
Nominations will be judged primarily on the scientific and technical significance of the work to its field (rather than for leadership ability). For more information, please contact Liza Scarborough at 512-471-2877, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominee(s) Selected to Advance
Steven R. Biegalski, Mechanical Engineering.