AAAS David and Betty Hamburg Award for Science Diplomacy 2022

The Center for Science Diplomacy is accepting nominations for the 2022 award from April 15 through June 30, 2021. 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 who are making an outstanding contribution to furthering science diplomacy.

Each year, AAAS recognizes significant contributions to science and the public’s understanding of science. You can learn more about these awards and nominate a scientist, engineer, author, journalist, or public servant for their outstanding work.

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is committed to equal opportunity for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected categories. AAAS seeks as diverse a pool of award nominations as possible, including a wide range of disciplines, institutional types, and geographic locations.


  • The award recipient receives a monetary prize of $10,000 and a commemorative plaque.
  • Complimentary registration for the AAAS Annual Meeting and reimbursement for travel and hotel expenses to attend.
  • Worldwide promotion of their achievements through AAAS communication channels, and the opportunity to publish in Science and Diplomacy about their work.


Any individual or small group in the scientific or foreign policy community that has contributed to the role of science cooperation in building stronger links between and among societies is eligible for the AAAS David and Betty Hamburg Award for Science Diplomacy.

  • The award is open to all regardless of nationality or citizenship.
  • Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.
  • The award accepts self-nominations.
Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

The submission form requests the following information:

  • Nominator’s name and contact information (including email, address, and phone number)
  • Nominee’s name and title, institutional affiliation, and contact information (email, address, and phone number)
  • A summary of the accomplishment(s) that form the basis for the nomination (about 250 words)
  • A longer statement (not to exceed three pages) providing additional details of the accomplishment(s) for which the individual/group is nominated
  • A CV (three-page maximum) of the nominee(s)
  • One letter of support written by someone other than the nominator (for self-nominations we request two letters, which should be submitted separately by the letter writer)
  • Optional: Documentation (links to books, articles, or other materials) that illuminates the significance of the nominee’s achievement may also be submitted.

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Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

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