Nomination Deadline

August 1

Presented at the

Winter Conference

odd years only


Engraved Bronze Medal


The Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal is an award to be made to an individual in recognition of outstanding leadership in public policy for nuclear science and technology or outstanding contributions to the field of nuclear nonproliferation. This award is to recognize and honor excellence worthy of international recognition sustained over a period of time.

The award consists of an engraved bronze medal. It is presented during the ANS Winter Conference on a bi-annual basis.

Nominees may be from any nation, but they must not be deceased at the time the awardee is selected and need not be ANS members. Only in exceptional cases will a posthumous award be made.


This award was established in 2014 by the Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy Division (NNPD) and is named after the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who played an instrumental role in nurturing the nuclear age to technical and political maturity. In June 2018, the NNPD and H&A committee agreed that the award should be elevated to a national Top Tier ANS award, from its current division-level status, and renamed the Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal. It is funded by the general Honors & Awards Fund.

Selection Method

Nominations must include the completed nomination form accompanied by the following supporting documents:

  • A letter of recommendation from the principal nominator
  • A narrative summary of about 500 words, including accomplishments, period of activity, and significance of achievements. The significance and implications of his or her contribution to research and development work on nuclear fuel and materials should be included in the statement.
  • A list of relevant publications and patents (if applicable)
  • A brief chronological resume
  • Three (3) letters of support are required (no more than seven), one must be an ANS member. Sponsors of a given candidate should be dispersed geographically, and only one may be from the home institution of the candidate.

The principal sponsor has the responsibility of (a) securing the required letters of recommendation from the other co-sponsors, (b) assembling the nomination package and (c) submitting it to ANS headquarters along with his or her own recommendation of the nominee by the deadline indicated in the call for nominations announcement.

Evidence of the candidate's merit to receive the Eisenhower Medal shall be submitted in the form of written recommendations from the sponsors, specifying the candidate's outstanding accomplishments and contributions in nuclear public policy and/or the field of nuclear nonproliferation. The selection of the award is determined by critical review and assessment of submitted credentials and qualifications; hence, due care should be exercised in the preparation of the nomination package. In the process of review and selection, the emphasis is placed on excellence and beneficial impact of achievement in nuclear public policy and/or nuclear nonproliferation as evidenced by (a) outstanding original research, documented in refereed scientific journals or major publications and/or (b) recognized outstanding results achieved through leadership in nuclear public policy and/or nuclear nonproliferation, supported by the nomination letters.

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