Recognizing Extraordinary Contributions to Agriculture Research
In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we established the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Prize in Food & Agriculture Sciences in 2017. The award recognizes extraordinary contributions to agriculture and understanding the biology of species important to food and agriculture production. The NAS Prize elevates food and agriculture research and highlights the critical need for scientists working toward more productive, sustainable agriculture.
The prize recognizes mid-career scientists at US institutions working in scientific fields applicable to agriculture, including plant and animal sciences, microbiology, nutrition and food science, soil science, entomology, veterinary medicine and agricultural economics.
Annually, we award the prize to one recipient, who receives a medal and a $100,000 cash award.