AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize

Originally called the AAAS Thousand Dollar Prize, AAAS established this award in 1923 with funds donated anonymously by Newcomb Cleveland of New York City. Cleveland, a life member of AAAS, preferred to remain unnamed until his death in 1951. Initially, the prize went to an author or authors for a noteworthy paper, representing an outstanding contribution to science, presented in a regular session, sectional or societal, during the AAAS Annual Meeting.

In 1975, AAAS amended criteria for the prize to award the author or authors of an outstanding paper published in the Research Articles or Reports sections of Science. An eligible paper is one that includes original research data, theory, or synthesis; is a fundamental contribution to basic knowledge or a technical achievement of far-reaching consequence; and is a first-time publication of the author's own work.

Today, The Fodor Family Trust generously sponsors this award. Recipients receive a bronze medal, complimentary registration and reimbursement for travel and hotel expenses to attend the AAAS Annual Meeting.

Note: No award given in 1942-1945, 1948, 1973, 1975, or 1976.

Recipients:

  • Christian Marois et. al. (2009)
  • Paul Kalas et. al. (2009)
  • Anoop Kumar et. al. (2008)
  • Hani M. El-Kaderi et. al. (2007)
  • Jason R. Petta et. al. (2006)
  • David D. Awschalom et. al. (2005)
  • Brian Kuhlman et. al. (2004)
  • Thomas A. Volpe et. al. (2003)
  • Ira M. Hall et. al. (2003)
  • Mariana Lagos-Quintana et. al. (2002)
  • Nelson C. Lau et. al. (2002)
  • Rosalind C. Lee et. al. (2002)
  • Marat M. Yusupov et. al. (2001)
  • Nenad Ban et. al. (2001)
  • Poul Nissan et. al. (2001)
  • Mark D. Adams et. al. (1999)
  • Norman Murray (1998)
  • Matthew Holman (1998)
  • Declan A. Doyle et. al. (1997)
  • Roderick MacKinnon et. al. (1997)
  • Nicholas C. Wrighton et. al. (1996)
  • Oded Livnah et. al. (1996)
  • Yu Feng et. al. (1996)
  • Michael H. Anderson et. al. (1995)
  • Georg Halder et. al. (1994)
  • Jerome Faist et. al. (1993)
  • Michael F. Crommie et. al. (1993)
  • Michael J. Mahan et. al. (1992)
  • Paul D. Quay et. al. (1991)
  • Stephen P. A. Fodor et. al. (1990)
  • Margaret J. Geller (1989)
  • John P. Huchra (1989)
  • William H. Landschulz et. al. (1988)
  • Margaret A. Tolbert et. al. (1987)
  • Mario Molina et. al. (1987)
  • Arthur J. Zaug (1986)
  • Jeremy Nathans et. al. (1986)
  • Thomas R. Cech (1986)
  • James M. Hogle et. al. (1985)
  • Sally M. Rigden et. al. (1984)
  • Allan C. Spradling (1983)
  • Gerald M. Rubin (1983)
  • Dennis G. Kleid et. al. (1982)
  • Robert Axelrod (1981)
  • William D. Hamilton (1981)
  • F. N. Spiess et. al. (1980)
  • Stanton J. Peale et. al. (1979)
  • Eric I. Knudsen et. al. (1978)
  • Viking Mission scientists (1977)
  • Amos Nur (1974)
  • Bruce Carlson (1972)
  • Alan Gelperin (1971)
  • James W. Truman (1970)
  • Cornelia P. Channing (1969)
  • Joel L. Rosenbaum (1968)
  • Edward O. Wilson (1967)
  • Thomas Eisner (1967)
  • Michael K. Reedy (1966)
  • David S. Hogness (1965)
  • John Papaconstantinou (1964)
  • Jonathan W. Uhr (1963)
  • J. F. Evernden (1962)
  • Garness H. Curtis (1962)
  • Richard D. Alexander (1961)
  • Halton C. Arp (1960)
  • Edward Anders (1959)
  • Jerzy Neyman (1958)
  • Elizabeth L. Scott (1958)
  • Martin Schwarzchild et. al. (1957)
  • Neal E. Miller (1956)
  • James Olds (1956)
  • Seymour S. Cohen (1955)
  • Daniel H. Alpert (1954)
  • Barry Commoner (1953)
  • A. M. Gleason (1952)
  • J. Lawrence Kulp (1951)
  • Carroll M. Williams (1950)
  • Armin C. Braun (1949)
  • Harrison S. Brown (1947)
  • T. M. Sonneborn et. al. (1946)
  • Quentin M. Geiman (1946)
  • Ralph W. McGee (1946)
  • Dugald E. S. Brown et. al. (1941)
  • Dennis R. Hoagland (1940)
  • Daniel I. Arnon (1940)
  • I. I. Rabi (1939)
  • Norman R. F. Maier (1938)
  • Philip R. White (1937)
  • Wendell M. Stanley (1936)
  • P. W. Zimmerman (1935)
  • A. E. Hitchcock (1935)
  • Vern O. Knudsen (1934)
  • Reuben L. Kahn (1933)
  • Henry Eyring (1932)
  • Carl Caskey Speidel (1931)
  • M. A. Tuve et. al. (1930)
  • Arthur J. Dempster (1929)
  • Oliver Kamm (1928)
  • H. J. Muller (1927)
  • George David Birkhoff (1926)
  • Dayton C. Miller (1925)
  • Edwin P. Hubble (1924)
  • L. R. Cleveland (1924)
  • Leonard Eugene Dickson (1923)