The MRS Awards Program strives to acknowledge outstanding contributors to the progress of materials research and to recognize their exciting and profound accomplishments. We seek to honor those whose work has already had a major impact in the field, those who have defined the frontiers of the field, those who are outstanding exponents of their science and those young researchers whose work already leads to great expectations for future leadership.
Not only do we honor the award recipients, we also believe that by highlighting these leaders in our field and their creative work, we will enrich the awareness of the progress and diversity of materials research, both within the materials community and the wider community at large.
To support our goal of inclusivity, MRS has established the Awards Nominations Subcommittee, a group of dedicated and diversified scientists and engineers from around the globe who are committed to providing equal access and opportunity for well-deserved researchers who are historically underrepresented as MRS awards recipients, including female, minorities, and people with disabilities. The Awards Nominations Subcommittee collects data about racial, ethnic, age and gender disparities in MRS Awards recipients and works industriously to implement policies and initiatives to rectify them. If you would like to get involved with the activities of the subcommittee, or would like assistance in promoting the nomination of underrepresented individuals, please reach out to Natalie Larocco, MRS Community Engagement Coordinator.
* If an Award nomination deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the submission deadline will then default to the following business day at 11:59 p.m.