The Berkeley Lab Prize – Lifetime Achievement
Up to two awards ($15,000 each) presented to individuals to honor career-spanning exceptional achievements and contributions in one or more of the following three areas: Scientific | Operations | Societal Impact
Director’s Award for Exceptional Achievement
Around 15 individual (up to $5,000) or team (up to $5,000) awards are presented in any of the following ten areas of achievement:
The Berkeley Lab Citation: Honors extraordinary achievement(s) in broad categories of science and operations, with special focus on service to the Lab and/or the DOE National Lab Complex.
Scientific: Honors exceptional scientific or technical contributions leading to important progress in an area of research or completion of a project
Early Scientific Career: To foster the next generation of scientific discovery, this award category recognizes scientists early in their career (typically 0-10 years after PhD) who have made substantial contributions leading to important progress in an area of research or completion of a project.
Safety: Recognizes exceptional accomplishments or leadership in promoting a safety culture at Berkeley Lab.
Operations: Recognizes outstanding accomplishments in operational effectiveness, process re-engineering or improvement, resource management and efficiency, or partnerships across organizational/departmental boundaries
Service: Honors outstanding efforts to support the Lab’s mission and strategic goals provided in a spirit of cooperation and commitment to excellence
Tech Transfer: For exemplary efforts in entrepreneurism, building relationships with industry or intellectual property achievements that have an impact on society’s health and economy.
Outreach: Recognizes significant efforts to further develop and/or improve the Lab’s community relations or to promote the Laboratory and/or our education mission.
Diversity: Salutes outstanding efforts to promote a diverse and inclusive community that have had Lab-wide impact.
Societal Impact: Recognizes outstanding research that furthers solutions to large social problems or that has truly improved the world.