The Enrico Fermi Award is a Presidential award and one of the longest running and most prestigious science and technology awards given by the U.S. Government. The award recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements that are particularly distinguished and demonstrate scientific, technical, management or policy leadership that are related to all basic and applied research, science, and technology supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and its programs.
The Fermi Award's webpage (http://science.energy.gov/fermi) fully describes its nomination guidelines and award processes. All nominations are made via an electronic submission process at http://www.orau.gov/fermi.
The Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award is bestowed by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy to mid-career scientists and engineers in recognition of exceptional scientific, technical, and/or engineering achievements related to the broad missions of the U.S. Department of Energy and its programs.
The Lawrence Award’s webpage (http://science.energy.gov/lawrence) describes its nomination guidelines and process. All nominations are made via an electronic submission process at http://www.orau.gov/lawrence.
We encourage the nomination of a diverse pool of candidates in both programs. The Fermi and Lawrence Awards are administered by the Department of Energy's Office of Science.
Announcements of the winners of the 2012 Fermi and Lawrence Awards are expected prior to the 2013 awards nomination deadlines.