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American Nuclear Society awards fall into two categories:

  1. Awards sponsored and funded by ANS, and
  2. Fully endowed awards sponsored by ANS Professional Divisions, other professional organizations or individuals.

All ANS awards are non-discriminatory and are to recognize professional achievements in areas of nuclear science and technology.

Establishing a New ANS Award

All new awards must conform to these basic requirements.

  1. Sponsors should establish a formal proposal containing:
    1. A sound financial plan to maintain the award in perpetuity:
      1. $15,000 is necessary to endow a $500 annual monetary award component;
      2. $20,000 is necessary to endow a $1,000 annual monetary award component; or, a $2,000 bi-annual monetary award component;
      3. $40,000 is necessary to endow a $2,000 annual monetary award component.
    2. A set of guidelines for the award.
    3. A set of procedures for administration of the award.
  2. Memorial awards are considered when the person memorialized is a well recognized leader, having established a name through his/her personal contributions to the field of nuclear science and technology. It is recommended that memorial awards be sponsored by an ANS Division to ensure adequate funding.
  3. If an award is sponsored by a Division a single point of contact should be established within the Division. That person shall submit the formal proposal to the ANS Honors and Awards Committee Chair no less than sixty (60) days prior to the next national meeting.
  4. If the proposal is deemed to have merit by the H&A Chair, the proposal will be distributed and discussed by the Honors and Awards Committee as a whole. The committee will review the proposal and determine if a recommendation for approval should be made to the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors.
  5. The ANS Finance Committee will review the financial aspects of the proposal to ensure there are sufficient funds to establish and maintain the proposed award.
  6. If approval is gained from the Finance Committee, the H&A and Finance Committee Chairs will agree upon presentation of the proposed award to the Board of Directors.
  7. After approval from the Board of Directors, ANS Staff incorporates the award into the Honors and Awards manual and creates a nomination form for the award. ANS Governance Staff informs the Accounting Department of the establishment of a new award and any changes regarding monetary components of awards.

Revising an Existing Award

  1. Ensure existing award complies with numbers one through three of "Establishing a New Award."
  2. If the proposed revisions are deemed to have merit by the Honors and Awards Committee Chair, the proposal will be distributed and discussed by the Honors and Awards Committee as a whole. The committee will review the proposal and determine if a recommendation for Finance Committee concurrence (monetary aspects only) and Board of Director approval shall be made.
  3. The ANS Finance Committee will review the financial aspects of the proposal to ensure there are sufficient funds to establish and maintain the proposed changes to the award.
  4. If concurrence is obtained from the Finance Committee, the H&A and Finance Committee Chairs will agree upon presentation of the proposed changes to the award to the Board of Directors.

After approval from the Board of Directors, ANS Staff will incorporate the changes into the Honors and Awards manual and nomination form (if needed). ANS Governance Staff will inform the Accounting Department of the changes made to the monetary components of the awards.

Last updated June 4, 2012, 9:08am CDT.

 
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