Nomination Deadline

August 1

Presented at the

Winter Conference (odd years)
ANS CONTE (even years)


The Robert L. Long Training Excellence Award recognizes an individual or group who has demonstrated sustained excellence in nuclear training. The award is given to an individual, or group of individuals that work as a team, who currently work in the field of nuclear training and education, and is intended to recognize outstanding, innovative, unique and cost-effective contributions to the field.

The award consists of an engraved plaque. The award(s) will be presented at the ANS Winter Conference on even years. On the odd years, the award will be recognized at the ANS Winter Conference but formally presented at the ANS Conference on Nuclear Training and Education (CONTE).

Current practitioners in International and U.S. Commercial, government/contractor, university, and union nuclear training and education fields are eligible for nomination.

Nominations must be made by ANS members. Self-nomination is prohibited. Nominees need not be members of the Society but shall be individuals who are or have been active in nuclear training.


This award was established by the Education, Training and Workforce Development Division in 1993 as the Training Excellence Award and renamed the Robert L. Long Training Excellence Award in 2010 to memorialize Dr. Long’s legacy. Dr. Long was an ANS past president, internationally recognized nuclear scientist, utility executive and highly respected member of the global nuclear energy community. Dr. Long was regarded as an expert in nuclear training and education and a proponent of the link between training/education and the safe operation of nuclear facilities.

Selection Method

Nominations of worthy candidates for the award are solicited by ANS and the Education, Training and Workforce Development Division (ETWDD). The selection of the recipient is made by the ETWDD Honors and Awards Committee who forwards the selection to the ETWDD Executive Committee for approval. The ANS Honors and Awards Committee are available for consultation and review as appropriate.

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

  • A letter of recommendation from the nominator
  • A narrative summary of about 1,000 words, including accomplishments, period of activity, and significance of achievements
  • A list of publications or appropriate supporting information (if applicable)
  • A brief chronological resume
  • Letters of support (support letters recommended but not required; no more than five)

Nomination packages must be of sufficient detail to fully inform the selection committee of the nominee’s qualification for the award. Nominations can be resubmitted up to two times after the initial submittal. Nominations are only resubmitted if the nominator sends an addendum updating the original nomination or sends a letter requesting that their candidate be reentered on the next ballot.

The award need not be given in periods when qualified candidates are not submitted. Multiple awards are allowed in a year when more than one exceptional candidate is submitted.

Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to

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