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Since 1886, the National Academy of Sciences has honored outstanding achievement in the physical, biological, and social sciences through its awards program.


  • 2021 NAS Awards: Recipients Announced
    Recipients will be announced starting January 19, 2021. Questions about an award nomination? Contact

  • Alan Alda Interviews NAS President Marcia McNutt 
    In a recent episode of the podcast Clear+Vivid, hosted by 2016 Public Welfare Medalist Alan Alda, Marcia McNutt discusses her framework for delivering science in a crisis and how the National Academies are advising the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to listen.  

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