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Academic Track Nomination Instructions

The individual placing a nomination of a young scientist or engineer must:

  1. Obtain permission from the nominee to submit materials on his/her behalf and assurances that the nominee is eligible to receive the award and, if selected, the nominee will accept the award and attend the Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, MD;
  2. Complete and submit the online Nomination Form and all of the following:
  3. A detailed and signed letter of nomination on letterhead (see details below);
  4. Either a scholarly publication of the nominee’s that demonstrates the achievements for which the nominee is being put forth for recognition, or other documentation suitable to demonstrate the depth, breadth, and impact of the work for which the nominator suggests recognition is appropriate, including patents or other reports;
  5. Nominee’s current curriculum vitae or resume (no more than 3 pages); and,
  6. Two (2) additional letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the nominee’s work (see details below).

Letter of Nomination

The Letter of Nomination must be signed and submitted on letterhead and include a description of the work for which the nominee’s name is being submitted; identification of any awards or recognition received for that work; an explanation of the nature and quality of the nominee’s work and its impact upon scientific research, the nominee’s field, and/or the broader world; and the nominator’s relationship to the nominee.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of Recommendation must be signed and submitted on letterhead and tendered by individuals familiar with and able to evaluate the nominee’s work.  One of the letters must be written by someone outside the nominee’s organization.  (Note: a different department does not constitute a different organization.)

All letters and other supporting material must be submitted via email to:

Nominations are due Wednesday September 19, 2018.
Late or incomplete nominations will not be accepted.

Winners will be notified the week of October 15, 2018.

Awards will be presented at the Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception to be
held at the Maryland Science Center on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
Recipients are required to attend.

Materials submitted become the property of
the Maryland Science Center and will not be returned.