The USPAS prize honors individuals by recognizing their outstanding achievements over the full range of accelerator physics and technology. The prizes are awarded every two years on a competitive basis without bias to race, sex, and/or nationality.
The USPAS Director appoints the Prize Committee Chairman who in turn appoints his committee members.
You may submit nominations electronically to email@example.com , by fax to 630-840-8500 or by postal mail to: USPAS Prize Committee, Fermilab MS 125, P.O. Box 500, Batavia IL 60510, USA.
Nominations should include the name, institution and CV of the nominee, a description of his/her accomplishments with supporting documents and suggested award citation, and up to three letters of support in addition to the nominating letter. Letters may have multiple signatures.
Each of these categories is heavily considered: 1) Intrinsic scientific/technical quality and importance to the field. 2) Realization of concepts in working accelerators, leadership and vision in machine building, putting concepts into practice. 3) Level of impact: degree to which concepts have led to the production of more or better science or has the potential for doing so in the future. 4) Other factors, especially teaching/encouragement/stimulation of young scientists and engineers
Nominations are kept for 4 years (i.e. 2 prizes). Expired nominations may be renewed.
Details can be found here on the USPAS website: USPAS prize info.