The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a call for nominations for the 2024 Enrico Fermi Presidential Award, which recognizes an individual for exceptional scientific, technical, policy, and management achievements related to the broad missions of the DOE and its programs to address energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
The DOE convenes a panel of eminent, international experts to review nominations. Winners receive a citation signed by the President of the United States and the Secretary of Energy, a gold-plated medal bearing the likeness of Enrico Fermi, and an honorarium of $100,000.
“The Department of Energy is proud to honor the legacy of Enrico Fermi by recognizing outstanding service and commitment to advancing energy science and technology,” said Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, director of DOE’s Office of Science. “We look forward to recognizing our scientific leaders that give of themselves and inspire people of all ages to explore new scientific and technological horizons.”
The deadline to submit a nomination is Monday, July 10, 2023. Nominations must include the following:
If the award is given to more than one individual in the same year, the recipients share the honorarium equally. To submit a nomination and read nomination instructions, visit the Nomination and Selection Guidelines page.
The Fermi Award was established in 1956 as a memorial to the legacy of Enrico Fermi, an Italian-born naturalized American citizen and 1938 Nobel Laureate in physics. The Fermi Award is administered on behalf of the White House by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. DOE encourages nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups and is committed to fostering safe, diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible work, research, and funding environments.