Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering

Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering Nomination Procedures

These nomination procedures apply only to the Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering. The nomination 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 Draper 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 Draper Prize is awarded for a specific achievement or for a series of achievements in any engineering discipline, and may be awarded to an individual or a group of individuals contributing to the same achievement. Consideration will be given to achievements in all engineering disciplines. The Draper Prize is not awarded posthumously.

How to Submit a Nomination for the 2026 Draper Prize.

Nominations for the biennial Draper Prize will be accepted starting January 1, 2025, by going online at The official call starts January 1, 2025, and ends on April 1, 2025. Please see the NAE Awards Call for Nominations web page for additional information.