List of prizes, medals, and awards for women in science

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This is a list of awards, prizes, and medals for women in science (and the STEM fields generally).

Astronomy, space, atmospheric science[edit]

  • Annie Jump Cannon Award in Astronomy - annual award for outstanding contributions to astronomy by a woman within five years of earning a doctorate degree.
  • Peter B. Wagner Memorial Award for Women in Atmospheric Sciences (created 1998) - awarded annually based on paper completion to a woman studying for a Masters or PhD in atmospheric science at a university in the United States. Award amount $1500. [1]

Biology and medicine[edit]


  • ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences, sponsored by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation [2]
  • Garvan-Olin Medal, an annual award that recognizes distinguished service to chemistry by women chemists
  • Agnes Fay Morgan Research Award, an award given by the Iota Sigma Pi honorary society for women in chemistry.[2] Other awards given by the society:
  • National Honorary Member[2]
  • Violet Diller Professional Excellence Award[2]
  • Centennial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching[2]
  • Anna Louise Hoffman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Research[2]
  • Undergraduate Excellence in Chemistry[3]
  • Gladys Anderson Emerson Undergraduate Scholarship[3]
  • Members-at-Large Re-entry Award[3]
  • Outstanding Young Women in Chemistry award.[3]


  • Sharon A. Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education [3]
  • Society of Women Engineers [4]


See also Prizes, Awards, and Honors for Women Mathematicians


  • Blackberry Women and Technology Awards

General or multiple fields[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Elizabeth Blackwell Award". American Medical Women's Association. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "PROFESSIONAL AWARDS". Iota Stigma Pi: National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Student Awards". Iota Stigma Pi: National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
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