The USPAS prize honors individuals by recognizing their outstanding achievements over the full range of accelerator science and technology. The prizes are awarded every three years to three individuals. One of the prizes will be awarded to an early-career scientist or engineer under 45 years of age and the other two prizes will be awarded in the "general" category. 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.
You may submit nominations electronically, by fax or by postal mail to the USPAS Office.
Nominations should include the name, institution and CV of the nominee, a description of his or her accomplishments with supporting documents and suggested award citation, and up to three letters of support in addition to the nominating letter. Nominating letters may have multiple signatures.
Nominees are evaluated in these categories:
Nominations are kept for 3 years (i.e. 2 prizes). Expired nominations may be renewed at the discretion of the nominator.
More details can be found here on the USPAS website: USPAS Prize.