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Call for Awards Nominations

Nominate Your Peers and Colleagues for Technical and Management Awards!

 

Do you know someone who has made notable contributions to aerospace arts, sciences, or technology? Nominate them now!

Nomination Packages are now being accepted for the following awards and must be received at AIAA Headquarters no later than the nomination deadline. The nomination package consist of the nomination form and the required endorsement letters.  No extensions will be granted.

Awards are presented annually, unless otherwise indicated.

Any AIAA member in good standing may submit a nomination.  Before preparing a nomination, nominators are reminded to read the  award guidelines and verify that the nominee is eligible. 

Current members of the committee responsible for the award are not eligible. Former members are not eligible until one year after expiration of their membership term.

 

Award Nomination Form

 

Lecture Nomination Form

 

Sustained Service Award Nomination Form
& Scoresheet

Please be advised that the Online Awards Nomination System has been discontinued.

 

Please submit this forms directly to awards@aiaa.org. Upon verifying information and recording the nomination, the nominator will receive a confirmation email.

If you have any questions, please contact Patricia A. Carr, Manager, Honors and Award Manager at triciac@aiaa.org or 703.264.7523.

The Recognition Awards

  • Aerospace Contribution to Society Award

    The Aerospace Contribution to Society Award, established in 1977, was presented to recognize a notable contribution to society through the application of aerospace technology to societal needs. This award was discontinued in 2005.

  • Aerospace Maintenance Award

    This award was first presented in 1987 to an individual who has made a major contribution to the aerospace maintenance discipline (aviation, missile and space) resulting in a significant improvement in operational and cost effectiveness. The intent was to recognize an individual who has developed and implemented new maintenance concepts and has been instrumental in the resolution of key aerospace issues. This award was discontinued in 2005.

  • Aerospace Power Systems Award

    The Aerospace Power Systems Award, established in 1981, is presented for a significant contribution in the broad field of aerospace power systems, specifically as related to the application of engineering sciences and systems engineering to the production, storage, distribution, and processing of aerospace power. This annual award is generally presented AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum (PROPULSION AND ENERGY). Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • Air Breathing Propulsion Award

    Established in 1975, the Air Breathing Propulsion Award is presented to an individual for sustained, meritorious accomplishment in the arts, sciences, and technology of air breathing propulsion systems.This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum (PROPULSION AND ENERGY). Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • Daniel Guggenheim Medal

    The Daniel Guggenheim Medal was established in 1929 for the purpose of honoring persons who make notable achievements in the advancement of aeronautics. The Medal is jointly sponsored by AIAA, ASME, SAE, and AHS. Administration of the Medal resides with AIAA.www.guggenheimmedal.org This annual award is generally presented at the Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala. However, it may be presented at another event, selected by the Board of Award and Medalist. Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • Dryden Lecture in Research Award

    The Dryden Lecture in Research was named in honor of Dr. Hugh L. Dryden in 1967, succeeding the Research Award established in 1960. The Lecture emphasizes the great importance of basic and applied research to the advancement in aeronautics and astronautics and is a salute to research scientists and engineers. This annual Lecture is generally presented at the AIAA Science and Technology (SCITECH) Forum. Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • Durand Lecture for Public Service

    The Durand Lecture, named in honor of William F. Durand, was approved by the Board of Directors in 1983. It is presented for notable achievements by a scientific or technical leader whose contributions have led directly to the understanding and application of the science and technology of aeronautics and astronautics for the betterment of mankind. This lecture is presented during the AIAA Science and Technology (SCITECH) Forum. Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • Energy Systems Award

    Established in 1981, the Energy Systems Award is presented for a significant contribution in the broad field of energy systems, specifically as related to the application of engineering sciences and systems engineering to the production, storage, distribution, and conservation of energy. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum (PROPULSION AND ENERGY). Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • George M. Low Space Transportation Award

    Established in 1988, the George M. Low Space Transportation Award honors the achievements in space transportation by Dr. George M. Low, who played a leading role in planning and executing all of the Apollo missions, and originated the plans for the first manned lunar orbital flight, Apollo 8. The award is presented for a timely outstanding contribution to the field of space transportation. This award is presented biennially (in even-numbered years) at the AIAA Space Conference and Exhibition. Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • Haley Space Flight Award

    This award was established in 1954 and presented through 1966 as the Astronautics Award. It was renamed and presented through 1993 as the Haley Astronautics Award, honoring Andrew G. Haley, who has been described as the world’s first practitioner of space law and an expert on rocket propulsion. Today known as the Haley Space Flight Award, the biennial (even numbered years) award is presented for outstanding contributions by an astronaut or flight test personnel to the advancement of the art, science or technology of astronautics. The biennial award is generally presented at the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum (SPACE). Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • Hypersonic Systems and Technologies

    This award is presented to recognize outstanding sustained contributions and achievements in enabling technologies and/or the integration of technologies for system applications in the advancement of hypersonic flight. This award is generally presented every 18 months at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION) or at the International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and technologies Conference (non-U.S.). The next presentation is scheduled during the International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference in 2018. Nomination Deadline: 1 October 2017

  • Propellants & Combustion Award

    First presented in 1990, the Propellants and Combustion Award is presented for outstanding technical contributions to aeronautical or astronautical combustion engineering. This annual award is generally presented at theAIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum (PROPULSION/ENERGY). Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • Space Science Award

    The Space Science Award, originally established in 1961, was presented to an investigator who distinguished himself through the achievement in studies of the physics of atmospheres of celestial bodies, or of the matter, fields, and dynamic and energy transfer processes occurring in space or experienced by space vehicles. Re-established in August 1998 with a broader scope, the Space Science Award is now presented to an individual for demonstrated leadership of innovative scientific investigations associated with space science missions. This award is presented biennially (in even numbered years) at the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum (SPACE). Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • William Littlewood Memorial Lecture

    The William Littlewood Memorial Lecture provides for an annual lecture dealing with a broad phase of civil air transportation considered of current interest and major importance. The objective is to advance air transport engineering and to recognize those who make personal contributions to the field. The award, jointly sponsored by AIAA and SAE, perpetuates the memory of William Littlewood, the only person ever to be president of both AIAA and SAE. He was renowned for his contributions to the design of, and operational requirements for, civil transport aircraft. To perpetuate his memory, many of his friends requested SAE and AIAA to sponsor a series of lectures to be known as the “William Littlewood Memorial Lecture.” This annual Lecture is presented by AIAA in even-numbered years at their AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION) and is presented by SAE in odd-numbered years at their AeroTech Congress & Exhibition. The awardee receives a framed certificate. Administration of the award resides with SAE. Nominations should be submitted to SAE http://www.sae.org/news/awards/list/littlewood/ Nomination Deadline: 15 January

  • Wyld Propulsion Award

    The Propulsion Award and the James H. Wyld Memorial Award honoring the developer of the regeneratively-cooled rocket engine were combined in 1964 to become the James H. Wyld Propulsion Award. In 1975 the name was again modified to the Wyld Propulsion Award, which is now presented for outstanding achievement in the development or application of rocket propulsion systems. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum (PROPULSION/ENERGY). Nomination Deadline: 1 February