Nomination Deadline

August 1

Presented at the

Winter Conference

Monetary Award*



The Alvin M. Weinberg Medal recognizes an individual for outstanding international technical and policy leadership in nuclear science and technology, and for consistently and effectively illuminating the human dimensions of the nuclear enterprise. The awardee must have demonstrated such achievements over a sustained period of several years.

Nominees may be from any nation, but they must not be deceased at the time the awardee is selected. Nominees need not be an ANS member.

The award consists of an engraved medal and a monetary award of $2,000*. It is to be made no more frequently than once per year and is conferred normally during the ANS Winter Conference.

*In lieu of a cash award, recipients can opt for travel reimbursement up to the award amount.


The award was established in 1995 to honor Dr. Alvin M. Weinberg, one of the founders of the American Nuclear Society, and the 5th president of the Society, to provide international recognition for contributions to the understanding of the social implications of nuclear technology. It was funded in part by a $20,000 contribution from the Vietnamese-American Scholarship Fund and PAI Corporation on the occasion of Dr. Weinberg’s 80th birthday.

Selection Method

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 (if applicable)
  • A brief chronological resume
  • Letters of support recommended but not required (no more than five)

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