Nominations sought for 2016 John J. Carty Award in agricultural sciences

Outstanding candidates are being sought for the John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science, presented in 2016 in agricultural sciences. This presents a special opportunity to honor a colleague in agricultural sciences, as this is the first time the award has been presented in the field of agricultural research since 1984, when it was given to CALS biochemist Bob Burris, who was an active faculty member at the time.

The John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science is awarded every two years, to recognize noteworthy and distinguished accomplishments in a field of science within the National Academy of Science’s charter. The award is presented with a medal and a $25,000 prize. Additional information, including past awardees, can be found at

Nominations will be accepted until 11:59pm Eastern, Thursday, October 1, 2015. Nominations must be submitted via the online nomination form at and must include the following:

  1. A letter from the nominator describing the candidate’s work and why he or she should be selected for the award.
  2. Curriculum vitae. No more than 2 pages.
  3. Bibliography listing no more than 12 of the nominee’s most significant publications.
  4. Letters of support. Two (2) letters are required. Support letters must be written by individuals from institutions outside both the nominator and the nominee’s institution. Members of the selection committee may not author support letters.
  5. A suggested citation

Who may nominate:

  • NAS membership is not required to submit a nomination.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted.

Who may be nominated:

  • NAS membership is not required to be nominated.
  • Nominations from all nations will be considered.