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USPAS Prize for Achievement in Accelerator Science and Technology

The next set of USPAS Prizes will be awarded at the 2022 North American Particle Accelerator Conference. A Call for Nominations will be announced in the fall of 2021.


The USPAS prize honors individuals by recognizing their outstanding achievements over the full range of accelerator science and technology.

Nominees are evaluated in these categories:

  1. Quality, impact and number of scientific/technical contributions 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 and mentoring of young scientists and engineers.

The next USPAS Achievement Prizes will be awarded in 2022. Beginning with those awards, three prizes will be awarded every three years. The awards will be presented at the North American Particle Accelerator Conference (NAPAC) with linked award talks delivered by the recipients to highlight achievements. One of the prizes will be awarded to an early-career scientist under 45 years of age and two will be awarded in a "general" category open to all. The prizes are awarded on a competitive basis without bias to race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, religion or class.  The USPAS Director appoints the Prize Committee Chairman who in turn appoints his or her committee members who select the recipient from nominations received. Nominations are kept for 3 years (i.e. 2 award cycles). Expired nominations may be renewed at the discretion of the nominator.  Information on input for nomination submissions can be found in the FAQs

Award recipients will receive a certificate of merit and a cash award of $3,000.00. The awards are made possible by donations from Argonne National Laboratory; Brookhaven Science Associates; Fermi Research Alliance, LLC; SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Jefferson Science Associates Initiatives Funds Program.

Please submit nominations by email, fax or mail to:

U.S. Particle Accelerator School
Fermilab, MS 125
Kirk & Wilson Streets
P.O. Box 500, Batavia IL 60510
email: uspas@fnal.gov
Phone: 630-840-3896
Fax: 630-840-8500