Staff from the Office of Science, Policy and Society Programs oversee various AAAS awards that are presented annually.
AAAS David and Betty Hamburg Award for Science Diplomacy
The AAAS David and Betty Hamburg Award for Science Diplomacy recognizes an individual or a limited number of individuals working together in the scientific and engineering or foreign affairs communities making an outstanding contribution to furthering science diplomacy. The Award is presented each year at the AAAS Annual Meeting.
AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science
The AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science, established in 2010, recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities.
AAAS Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science
The AAAS Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science, formerly the AAAS Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology, was established in 1987 to recognize scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science. The recipient receives a monetary prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, and recognition at the AAAS Annual Meeting.
AAAS/Subaru Science Book Award
The AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books celebrates outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults. The prize is meant to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books for all age groups. To get the most up-to-date information on the prize, visit the prize website.
Marion Milligan Mason Award: Women in the Chemical Sciences
The Marion Milligan Mason Awards, made possible by a $2.2 million bequest to AAAS by chemist and long-time AAAS member, Marion Tuttle Milligan Mason, are designed to kickstart the research career of promising future women senior investigators in the chemical sciences. The Marion Milligan Mason Fund provides four grants of $55,000 every other year to women researchers engaged in basic research in the chemical sciences.
The two categories of the AAAS Mentor Awards (Lifetime Mentor Award and Mentor Award) both honor individuals who during their careers demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers.
Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award
The Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award is presented annually by the AAAS to honor scientists and engineers whose exemplary actions have served to foster scientific freedom and responsibility. The Award recognizes scientists and engineers who have: acted to protect the public's health, safety, or welfare; or focused public attention on important potential impacts of science and technology on society by their responsible participation in public policy debates; or established important new precedents in carrying out the social responsibilities or in defending the professional freedom of scientists and engineers.
William D. Carey Lecture
The William D. Carey Lecture was started in 1989 to honor former Executive Officer William D. Carey. The selected lecturers are individuals who, in their own way, exemplify Mr. Carey's leadership in articulating public policy issues. This lecture is delivered at the annual AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy.