Technical Awards

Please submit a complete nomination package by the deadline date online only.

AIAA Technical Award Online Nomination System 

You may use the Word document below for draft purposes only. To be considered for an award, all nominations and references are to be submitted online in the appropriate portal (above) by the deadline date.

AIAA Technical Award Nomination Form 

Browse the awards and award winners.

Name Opens Closes
Missile Systems Award 1 February 2024 1 October 2024
Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Award 1 July 2023 1 October 2023
Otto C. Winzen Lifetime Achievement Award 1 July 2024 1 October 2024
Piper General Aviation Award 1 July 2023 1 October 2023
Plasmadynamics & Lasers Award 1 July 2023 1 October 2023
Propellants & Combustion Award 1 February 2023 1 July 2023
Space Automation & Robotics 1 October 2024 1 February 2025
Space Operations & Support Award 1 October 2024 1 February 2025
Space Science Award 1 October 2023 1 February 2024
Space Systems Award 1 October 2023 1 February 2024
Structures, Structural Dynamics, & Materials Award 1 February 2023 1 July 2023
Support Systems Award    
Survivability Award 1 February 2023 1 July 2023
Theodor W. Knacke Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Award 1 July 2023 1 October 2023
Thermophysics Award 1 July 2023 1 October 2023
von Braun Award for Excellence in Space Program Management 1 October 2023 1 February 2024
Walter J. and Angeline H. Crichlow Trust Prize 1 January 2026 15 March 2026
Wyld Propulsion Award 1 February 2023 1 July 2023