Call for Nominations: The Enrico Fermi Award
The Fermi Award is a Presidential award and is one of the oldest and most prestigious science and technology honors bestowed by the U.S. Government. The Enrico Fermi Award is given to encourage excellence in research in energy science and technology benefiting mankind; to recognize scientists, engineers, and science policymakers who have given unstintingly over their careers to advance energy science and technology; and to inspire people of all ages through the examples of Enrico Fermi, and the Fermi Award laureates who followed in his footsteps, to explore new scientific and technological horizons.
Recipients receive a citation signed by the President of the United States and the Secretary of Energy, a gold-plated medal, and an honorarium of $100,000. The honorarium is shared equally if there is more than one recipient.
The Fermi Award is given for distinguished achievement, leadership, and service related to all basic and applied research, science, and technology supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and its programs.
- The achievements must be identifiable as lasting, impactful, and substantial.
- Only living nominees will be considered.
- The Fermi Award is not limited to U.S. citizens.
- The Fermi Award is not limited to researchers whose work has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (or its predecessor agencies).
The Department of Energy is accepting nominations for the Enrico Fermi Award NOW through July 10, 2023, 5:00 PM ET.