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!

All Nominations and References are to be submitted online. Nomination Packages are now being accepted for the awards listed below.

Awards are presented annually, unless otherwise indicated.

Any AIAA member in good standing may submit a nomination. Candidates do not need to be AIAA Members. At least 3 references are to be AIAA members. These references are to submit their endorsement online.

Before preparing a nomination, nominators are reminded to read the award guidelines and verify that the candidate is eligible.



Now Accepting Nominations

Check the Open/Closed dates to find the awards now accepting nominations.

Name Opens Closes
Aeroacoustics Award 10 July 2024 1 October 2024
Aerodynamic Measurement Technology Award 10 February 2025 1 June 2025
Aerospace Communications Award 10 November 2024 15 January 2025
Aerospace Design Engineering Award 10 February 2025 1 June 2025
Aerospace Guidance, Navigation, and Control Award 10 February 2025 1 June 2025
Aerospace Power Systems Award 10 February 2024 1 June 2024
Aerospace Software Engineering Award 10 February 2024 1 June 2024
AIAA / AAAE / ACC Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award 10 July 2024 1 November 2024
AIAA-ASC James H. Starnes Jr. Award 10 February 2024 1 June 2024
Air Breathing Propulsion Award 10 February 2024 1 June 2024
Aircraft Design Award 10 November 2024 15 January 2025
Ashley Award for Aeroelasticity 10 February 2024 1 June 2024
Chanute Flight Test Award 10 November 2024 15 January 2025
Children's Literature Award    
Daniel Guggenheim Medal 10 February 2024 1 June 2024
David W. Thompson Lecture in Space Commerce 10 November 2024 15 January 2025
de Florez Award for Flight Simulation 10 February 2024 1 June 2024
Distinguished Service Award 1 July 2024 1 September 2024
Dr. John C. Ruth Digital Avionics Award 10 November 2024 15 January 2025
Dryden Lecture in Research Award 10 February 2024 1 June 2024
Durand Lecture for Public Service 10 February 2024 1 June 2024
Elementary (K-6th Grade) Children’s Literature Award 10 February 2025 1 June 2025
Elmer A. Sperry Award 10 July 2023 31 December 2030
Energy Systems Award 10 February 2024 1 June 2024
Engineer of the Year Awar 1 July 2024 1 September 2024
F. E. Newbold V/STOL Award 10 July 2024 1 October 2024
Fluid Dynamics Award 10 November 2024 15 January 2025
Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award 10 February 2024 1 June 2024
George M. Low Space Transportation Award 10 November 2025 15 January 2026
Goddard Astronautics Award 1 July 2024 1 September 2024
Ground Testing Award 10 November 2024 15 January 2025
Haley Space Flight Award 10 November 2024 15 January 2025
Hap Arnold Award for Excellence in Aeronautical Program Management 10 November 2024 15 January 2025
History Manuscript Award 10 February 2024 1 June 2024
Hypersonic Systems and Technologies 10 November 2025 15 January 2026
Information Systems Award 10 February 2024 1 June 2024
Intelligent Systems 10 February 2025 1 June 2025
International Cooperation Award 1 July 2024 1 September 2024
J. Leland Atwood Award 10 July 2023 31 December 2030
James A. Van Allen Space Environments Award 10 November 2025 15 January 2026
Jeffries Aerospace Medicine and Life Sciences Research Award 10 July 2024 1 October 2024
Lawrence Sperry Award 1 July 2024 1 September 2024
Losey Atmospheric Sciences Award 10 November 2024 15 January 2025
Mary W. Jackson Diversity and Inclusion Award 10 February 2024 1 June 2024
Mechanics and Control of Flight Award 10 February 2024 1 June 2024
Microgravity and Space Processes Award 10 February 2025 1 June 2025
Middle/High School (7-12th Grade) Children’s Literature Award 10 February 2024 1 June 2024
Missile Systems Award 10 July 2024 1 October 2024
Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Award 10 November 2025 15 January 2026
Otto C. Winzen Lifetime Achievement Award 10 November 2024 15 January 2025
Pendray Aerospace Literature Award 10 February 2024 1 June 2024
Piper General Aviation Award 10 November 2025 15 January 2026
Plasmadynamics & Lasers Award 10 November 2024 15 January 2026
Propellants & Combustion Award 10 February 2024 1 June 2024
Public Service Award 1 July 2024 1 September 2024
Reed Aeronautics Award 1 July 2024 1 September 2024
Space Automation & Robotics 10 November 2024 15 January 2025
Space Operations & Support Award 10 November 2024 15 January 2025
Space Science Award 10 November 2025 15 January 2026
Space Systems Award 10 November 2024 15 January 2025
Structures, Structural Dynamics, & Materials Award 10 February 2025 1 June 2025
Summerfield Book Award 10 February 2024 1 June 2024
Survivability Award 10 February 2025 1 June 2025
Sustained Service Award 1 March 2024 1 July 2024
Theodor W. Knacke Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Award 10 November 2025 15 January 2026
Thermophysics Award 10 November 2024 15 January 2025
von Kármán Lecture in Astronautics Award 10 November 2024 15 January 2025
Walter J. and Angeline H. Crichlow Trust Prize 10 February 2026 1 June 2026
William Littlewood Memorial Lecture 1 July 2024 15 January 2025
Wright Brothers Lecture in Aeronautics Award 10 November 2024 15 January 2025
Wyld Propulsion Award 10 February 2024 1 June 2024
Yvonne C. Brill Lecture in Aerospace Engineering 10 November 2025 15 January 2026