Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize

Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize Nomination Procedures

These nomination procedures apply only to the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize. Nominations must be submitted online at www.naeawardsonline.comThere are no restrictions on who may nominate candidates for the Prize. NAE members and non-members worldwide are eligible to receive the Russ Prize. Solicitations are sent to members and foreign members of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, foreign engineering academies, and other organizations and persons from around the world.

The Russ Prize will recognize achievements in bioengineering in its initial years. Examples of bioengineering include research, education, or product development in such areas as biomedical instrumentation, separation, and control systems; aerospace biomedical engineering; diagnostic technologies; applied genetic engineering; pharmaceutical processing; prosthetic technologies; biomolecular engineering; medical engineering; and applied physiological systems.

The Russ Prize is awarded for a specific achievement or for a series of achievements in bioengineering, and may be awarded to an individual or a group of individuals contributing to the same achievement(s). The Russ Prize is not awarded posthumously. Recipients of the Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering are not eligible for the Russ Prize. NAE members and non-members world-wide are eligible to receive the Russ Prize

Nominations for the biennial Russ Prize will be accepted starting January 1, 2024 by going online at The official call starts January 1, 2024, and ends on April 1, 2024. Please see the NAE Awards Call for Nominations web page for additional information.