Prize Nomination

The Society’s awards and prizes should represent the consensus of its members. We rely upon thoughtful nominations by our members to bring outstanding work to the attention of the prize committees. Please use this online form to submit nominations. Books published in the three preceding calendar years are eligible for each prize, except the History of Women in Science Prize and the Levinson Prize. Books or articles published in the preceding four years are eligible for the Rossiter Prize. Books published in the preceding four years are eligible for the Levinson Prize.

For multiple nominations, please complete and submit this form for each nomination. Nominators for the Sarton Prize must send a letter or letters (no more than 4) of support, as well as a list of the nominee’s major publications and jobs to the Society Executive Office at prizes@hssonline.org The nomination deadline for all prizes is 1 April, except for the Sarton Medal (contact info@hssonline.org for deadline) and the Reingold Prize (1 June).


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Derek Price/Rod Webster Prize

The Derek Price/Rod Webster Prize annually recognizes an outstanding article published in Isisduring the previous three years and carries a $1,000 cash prize.

Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize

The Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize recognizes outstanding contributions to the teaching of history of science and carries a $1000 cash prize. Nominees should be a distinguished History of Science educator. Letters of support and nominee’s c.v. must be sent to the HSS Executive Office

Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize

The Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize is awarded for an outstanding contribution to the history of women in science and carries a $1000 cash prize. Prizes awarded in odd-numbered years will recognize a book published in the last four years; even even-numbered years, the prize will recognize an article published in the last four years.

Nathan Reingold Prize

(Formerly the Henry and Ida Schuman Prize) The Nathan Reingold Prize annually recognizes an outstanding graduate-student essay in the history of science and its cultural influences. The winner receives a $500 cash prize and up to $500 travel reimbursement for attending the annual meeting. Unpublished graduate student essay; must be original, thoroughly documented, and submitted in English or with an English translation; cannot exceed 8,000 words, exclusive of footnotes; three copies of the essay and proof of graduate-student status must be sent to HSS Executive Office.

Pfizer Award

The Pfizer Award is the highest honor awarded by the History of Science Society for a work of scholarship. It recognizes an outstanding book in the history of science, and carries a $2500 cash prize. The book must have been published in the last three years.

Suzanne J. Levinson Prize

The Suzanne J. Levinson Prize is awarded biennially for a book in the history of the life sciences and natural history. In establishing the prize, Mark Levinson honors his wife Suzanne J. Levinson, who was especially interested in the history of evolutionary theory, microbiology, and botany. It carries a $1,000 cash prize. The book must have been published in the last four years.

Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize

The Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize annually recognizes an author of a book useful in undergraduate teaching or promoting public understanding of the history of science and carries a $1000 cash prize. The book must have been published in the last three years.