External Award Opportunities by Category

Explore this curated list of external recognitions. For more details, such as deadlines or requirements, please visit the organization's website.

American Dairy Science Association

  • Award of Honor
  • American Feed Industry Association Award
  • Cargill Animal Nutrition Young Scientist Award
  • J. L. Lush Award in Animal Breeding
  • Merial Dairy Management Research Award
  • Pfizer Animal Health

American Society of Animal Science

  • American Feed Industry Association Award in Nonruminant Nutrition Research
  • American Feed Industry Association Award in Ruminant Nutrition Research
  • Rockefeller Prentice Memorial Award on Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • Animal Growth and Development Award
  • Animal Management Award
  • Animal Physiology and Endocrinology Award
  • Corbin Companion Animal Biology Award
  • Meats Research Award

American Society of Mammalogists

  • C. Hart Merriam Award for Outstanding Research Contributions to the Science of Mammalogy

American Ornithologists' Union

  • William Brewster Memorial Award
  • Elliott Coues Award
  • Ned K. Johnson Young Investigator Award

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

  • Robert H. Gibbs Jr. award
  • Fitch award for Excellence in Herpetology
  • Robert K. Johnson award

Cooper Ornithological Society

  • Katma Award
  • Loye and Alden Miller Award
  • Harry R. Painton Award

Poultry Science Association

  • American Egg Board Research Award
  • American Feed Industry Association Poultry Nutrition Research Award
  • Embrex Fundamental Science Award
  • Frank Perdue Live Poultry Food Safety Award
  • Hy-Line International Research Award
  • Maple Leaf Farms Duck Research Award
  • Merck Award for Achievement in Poultry Science
  • National Chicken Council Broiler Research Award
  • National Turkey Federation Research Award
  • Poultry Science Early Achievement Awards
  • Poultry Welfare Research Award

The Wildlife Society

  • Jim McDonough Award
  • TWS Wildlife Publication Awards
  • Aldo Leopold Memorial Award

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • ASBMB-Merck Award 
  • ASBMB-Amgen Award
  • Avanti Award in Lipids 
  • ASBMB/Schering-Plough Research Institute Award 
  • Herbert Tabor/Journal of Biological Chemistry Lectureship 
  • William C. Rose Award 
  • Herbert A. Sober Lectureship 
  • Fritz Lipmann Lectureship 

Biophysical Society

  • Anatrace Membrane Protein Award
  • Avanti Award in Lipids
  • Fellow of the Biophysical Society
  • Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award
  • Michael and Kate Barany Award for Young Investigators
  • U. S. Genomics Award for Outstanding Investigator in the field of Single Molecule Biology
  • Bioenergetics Young Investigator Award
  • Biological Fluorescence Gregario Weber Award for Excellence in Fluorescence Theory and Applications
  • Exocytosis/Endocytosis Sir Bernard Katz Award for Excellence in Research in Exocytosis and Endocytosis
  • Membrane Biophysics K. S. Cole Award
  • Founders Award

American Institute of Biological Sciences

  • AIBS Distinguished Scientist Award
  • AIBS President's Citation Award

Gerontological Society of America

  • Geron Corporation-Samuel Goldstein Distinguished Publication Award
  • Nathan Shock New Investigator Award

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators

National Academy of Sciences

  • Alexander Hollaender Award in Biophysics
  • Award in Molecular Biology

Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine

  • Best Paper Award
  • Young Investigator Awards

Society of Systematic Biologists

  • President's Award

Society for Mathematical Biology

  • Akira Okubo Prize

American Society for Microbiology

  • Promega Biotechnology Research Award

American Association of Anatomists

  • R. R. Bensley Award in Cell Biology
  • Henry Gray Award/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Scientific Achievement Award
  • H. W. Mossman Developmental Biologist Award
  • AAA Young Anatomist Publication Award
  • C. J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

  • The Amory Prize

American Society for Cell Biology 

  • E.B. Wilson Medal
  • WICB Junior Award 
  • WICB Senior Award 
  • E.E. Just Lecture 
  • MAC Poster Award 
  • MBC Paper of the Year 
  • Merton Bernfield Memorial Award 
  • Early Career Life Scientist Award

Society for In Vitro Biology

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Senior Investigator Award
  • President's Award
  • Young Scientist Award

Ecological Society of America

  • Robert H. MacArthur Award
  • Eminent Ecologist Award
  • George Mercer Award
  • Sustainability Science Award
  • W. S. Cooper Award

Society for the Study of Evolution

  • Theodosius Dobzhansky Prize

National Academy of Sciences

  • Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal 
  • Walcott Medal, Charles Doolittle 

Entomological Society of America

  • Founders' Memorial Award
  • Fellow
  • Distinguished Achievement Award in Horticultural Entomology
  • Recognition Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry & Toxicology
  • Entomological Foundation Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management
  • Entomological Foundation Recognition Award in Urban Entomology
  • Entomological Foundation Thomas Say Award
  • Recognition Award in Entomology

American Dairy Science Association

  • DSM Food Specialties Award

American Oil Chemists' Society

  • Food Structure and Functionality Division Achievement Award

Institute of Food Technologists

  • Nicholas Appert Award
  • Babcock-Hart Award
  • Samuel Cate Prescott Award
  • Bor S. Luh International Award
  • Stephen S. Chang Award for Lipid or Flavor Science
  • Research and Development Award
  • Marcel Loncin Research Prize
  • Bernard L. Oser Food Ingredient Safety Award

American Society for Microbiology

  • Abbott Laboratories Award in Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

  • Investigators in Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases
  • Clinical Scientist Awards in Translational Research

American Society for Microbiology

  • Eli Lilly and Company Research Award
  • Abbott-ASM Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Proctor & Gamble Award in Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  • sanofi-aventis U. S. Award
  • USFCC/J. Roger Porter Award
  • BD Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology
  • Dade Behring MicroScan Young Investigator Award
  • Scherago-Rubin Award
  • ICAAC Young Investigator Awards
  • Merck Irving S. Sigal Memorial Awards

National Academy of Sciences

  • Selman A. Waksman Award in Microbiology

American Philosophical Society

  • Karl Spencer Lashley Award

National Academy of Sciences

  • Award in Neurosciences

Society for Neuroscience

  • Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience
  • Jacob P. Waletzky Memorial Award for Innovative Research in Drug Addiction and Alcoholism 
  • Committee on Women in Neuroscience (C-WIN) Achievement Awards
  • Peter Gruber Foundation Neuroscience Prize
  • Peter Gruber International Research Award in Neuroscience
  • Young Investigator Award
  • Mika Saltpeter Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Donald B. Lindsley Prize in Behavioral Neuroscience

Gerontological Society of America

  • Doris Schwaartz Nursing Research Award

American Dietetic Association

  • Edna and Robert Langholz International Nutrition Award
  • Mary P. Huddleson Memorial Award
  • Elaine Monsen Award
  • Ross Award in Women's Health
  • Margaret Dullea Simko Award for Excellence at a Clinical Poster Session

American Society for Nutrition

  • Mead Johnson Award
  • Osborne and Mendel Award
  • ASN Fellow
  • Bio-Serv Award 
  • Centrum Center for Nutrition Science Award
  • Robert H. Herman Memorial Award
  • Kellogg Prize in International Nutrition Research
  • Norman Kretchmer Memorial Award 
  • David Kritchevsky Outstanding Nutrition Career Award 
  • E.V. McCollum Award
  • Nutrition Science Journalism Award
  • Physician Nutrition Specialist Award
  • Peter J. Reeds Memorial Young Investigator Award
  • E.L.R. Stokstad Award
  • Milton L. Sunde Award
  • Vernon R. Young International Award for Amino Acid Research 

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

  • Volwiler Research Achievement Award

American Pharmacists Association

  • Ebert Prize
  • Research Achievement Award in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Takeru Higuchi Research Prize

American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

  • John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology
  • ASPET-Astellas Awards in Translational Pharamcology
  • Pharmacia -- ASPET Award for Experimental Therapeutics
  • Benedict R. Lucchesi Distinguished Lectureship in Cardiac Pharmacology
  • ASPET Division for drug Metabolism Early Career Achievement Award
  • Epilepsy Research Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Pharmacology of Antiepileptic Drugs
  • Torald Sollmann Award in Pharmacology
  • P. B. Dews Award for Research in Behavioral Pharmacology
  • Goodman and Gilman Award in Receptor Pharmacology
  • Bernard B. Brodie Award in Drug Metabolism
  • Paul M. Vanhoutte Distinguished Lectureship in Vascular Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery, Drug Development & Regulatory Affairs Young Investigator Award
  • Julius Axelrod Award

National Academy of Sciences

  • NAS Award for Environmental Quality

American Physiological Society 

  • Walter B. Cannon Award Lectureship
  • Arthur C. Guyton Awards for Excellence in Integrative Physiology
  • Distinguished Lectureship Awards
  • Giles F. Filley Memorial Awards for Excellence in Respiratory Physiology and Medicine
  • Shih-Chun Wang Young Investigator Award
  • Lazaro J. Mandel Young Investigator Award
  • Bowditch Award Lectrureship
  • G. Edgar Folk Senior Physiologists Award

American Physiological Society - Section Awards


  • Carl J. Wiggers Award
  • New Investigator Award
  • Research Recognition Awards
  • Young Investigator Award Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Clinical Science Young Investigator Award Sponsored by Portland Press
  • Berne Distinguished Lectureship

Cell and Molecular Physiology:

  • New Investigator Award
  • Research Recognition Awards

Central Nervous System:

  • New Investigator Award
  • Research Recognition Award

Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology:

  • New Investigator Award
  • Research Recognition Award
  • Scholander Award

Endocrinology and Metabolism:

  • New Investigator Award
  • Virendra B. Mahesh Award of Excellence in Endocrinology
  • Mead Johnson Research Award in Endocrinology and Metabolism

Environmental and Exercise Physiology:

  • New Investigator Award
  • Honor Award
  • Recognition Award for Beginning Investigators
  • Gatorade Beginning Investigator Award
  • Military Physiology Award for Beginning Investigators
  • Gravitational Physiology Award for Beginning Investigators
  • Edward F. Adolph Distinguished Lectureship

Epithelial Transport Group:

  • Young Investigator Award

Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology:

  • APS Horace W. Davenport Distinguished Lectureship
  • Takeda Distinguished Research Award
  • New Investigator Award
  • Takeda Research Recognition Awards

Neural Control and Autonomic Regulation:

  • New Investigator Award
  • Research Recognition Award
  • Michael J. Brody Young Investigator Award


  • New Investigator Award
  • Research Recognition Award


  • Robert W. Berliner Award for Excellence in Renal Physiology
  • Young Investigator Award
  • New Investigator Award
  • Research Recognition Award
  • Carl W. Gottschalk Distinguished Lectureship

Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis:

  • New Investigator Award

American Bryological and Lichenological Society

  • William Starling Sullivant Award
  • Edward Tuckerman Award

American Phytopathological Society

  • Ruth Allen Award
  • Noel T. Keen Award for Research in Molecular Plant Pathology
  • Lee M. Hutchins Award
  • William Boright Hewitt and Maybelle Ellen Ball Hewitt Award

American Society for Horticultural Science

  • Outstanding International Horticulturist
  • Outstanding Researcher
  • Cross-Commodity Publication
  • Fruit Publication
  • Ornamentals Publication
  • Vegetable Publication
  • Hall of Fame Award

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

  • Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award
  • G. B. Gunlogson Countryside Engineering Award
  • Asabe Kishida International Award
  • Namic Engineering Safety Award
  • Sunkist Young Designer Award
  • New Holland Young Researcher Award
  • Mayfield Cotton Engineering Award
  • National Food & Energy Council Electric Technology Award
  • Rain Bird Engineering Concept of the Year
  • Award for the Advancement of Surface Irrigation
  • Heermann Sprinkler Irrigation Award
  • FPSA-FPEI Food Engineering Award
  • Cyrus Hall McCormick-Jerome Increase Case Gold Medal
  • John Deere Gold Medal

American Society of Agronomy

  • Syngenta Crop Protection Recognition Award
  • ASA Fellow
  • Carl Sprengel Agronomic Research Award
  • Environmental Quality Research Award
  • Werner L. Nelson Award for Diagnosis of Yield-Limiting Factors

American Society of Plant Biologists

  • Charles F. Kettering Award
  • Charles Reid barnes Lifetime Membership Award
  • Dennis R. Hoagland Award
  • Early Career Award
  • Fellow of ASPB
  • Lawrence Bogorad Award for Excellence in Plant Biology Research
  • Adolph E. Gude, Jr. Award
  • Charles Albert Shull Award
  • Martin Gibbs Medal
  • Stephen Hales Prize

American Phytopathological Society

  • Fellow
  • Award of Distinction

American Society for Plant Taxonomy

  • Assey Gray award

Botanical Society of America

  • Centennial Awards
  • BSA Merit Award
  • Michael Cichan Award
  • Darbaker Prize
  • Henry Allan Gleason Award
  • Margaret Menzel Award
  • Jeanette Siron Pelton Award
  • Winfried and Renate Remy Award
  • Edgar T. Wherry Award
  • Physiological Section Li-Core Prize

Crop Science Society of America

  • Young Crop Scientist Award
  • CSSA Fellow
  • Crop Science Research Award
  • Frank N. Meyer Medal for Plant Genetic Resources
  • Fred V. Grau Turfgrass Science Award
  • Seed Science Award
  • Monsanto Crop Science Distinguished Career Award

Mycological Society of America

  • Distinguished Mycologist award
  • C. J. Alexopoulos award
  • MSA Fellow

Phycological Society of America

  • Gerald W. Prescott award
  • Luigi Provasoli award
  • Award of Excellence

Society of American Foresters

  • Gifford Pinchot Medal
  • Barrington Moore Memorial Award in Biological Science
  • SAF Award in Forest Science
  • Presidential Field Forester Award

Weed Science Society of America

  • Early Career Outstanding Scientist Award
  • Outstanding Research Award

American Public Health Association

  • Sedgwick Memorial Prize
  • APHA Award for Excellence
  • Jay S. Drotman Memorial Award
  • APHA-GlaxoSmithKline Partnership Award
  • Executive Director Citation
  • Presidential Citation

Institute of Medicine, National Academies 

  • Gustav O. Lienhard award
  • Robert Wood Johnson Policy Fellowship

Society for Conservation Biology

  • Edward T. LaRoe III award