Nomination Deadline

March 1

Presented at the

Annual Meeting (even years)
Nuclear Energy Assembly (odd years)

Description

The Henry DeWolf Smyth Nuclear Statesman Award recognizes an individual for outstanding service in developing and guiding the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The award is a joint effort between the American Nuclear Society and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). It is presented once per year to only one individual.

The nominee must be widely recognized for their statesmanlike contributions to the many aspects of nuclear energy. A significant segment of the candidate’s work must have been directed toward the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

The award consists of an engraved bronze medal, which incorporates a bust of Henry DeWolf Smyth.

Nominees may be from any nation, but they must not be deceased at the time the awardee is selected. The nominee need not be an ANS or NEI member. Self-nomination is prohibited. Nominations submitted for candidates are for that year only, and any subsequent nominations for a candidate must be resubmitted each year.


Background

The Henry DeWolf Smyth Nuclear Statesman Award was established in 1972 by the Atomic Industrial Forum, now the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), and the American Nuclear Society (ANS). The inaugural award was presented to Dr. Smyth for his outstanding and statesmanlike contributions to the many aspects of nuclear energy activities. Subsequent recipients of the award have been selected by ANS and NEI, and the presentations have been made at the ANS/NEI banquet at the joint ANS/NEI National Winter Meeting. In 1995, the presentation time was changed to the Nuclear Energy Assembly in May of odd-numbered years, and the ANS Annual Meeting in June of even-numbered years.

Either organization may request changes (additions, corrections, deletions) to the award requirements and procedures at any time.

All expenses incurred for this award will be shared equally by the NEI and ANS.


Selection Method

Nominations for candidates for the award are selected by the American Nuclear Society and the Nuclear Energy Institute.

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

  • A letter of recommendation
  • A narrative summary of about 1,000 words, including accomplishments, period of activity, and significance of achievements
  • A list of publications (if applicable) or other relevant literature or evidence
  • A brief chronological resume
  • Letters of support recommended but not required (no more than five)

Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to honors@ans.org.

Hard copies can be mailed to:

Honors and Awards
American Nuclear Society
555 N. Kensington Avenue
La Grange Park, IL 60526-5535

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