Honors & Awards

The Office of Science is privileged to work with the most talented scientists and engineers in the country to advance the Office's mission. The Office of Science bestows several awards to recognize this talent at different stages of an individual's research career.

  • The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) recognizes scientists and engineers who, while early in their research careers, show exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge.
  • The Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award recognizes mid-career scientists and engineers showing exceptional contributions in research and development supporting the Department of Energy and its mission to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States.
  • The Enrico Fermi Award is a Presidential award that recognizes career achievement in science and technology that benefits the nation.
  • The Office of Science Distinguished Scientist Fellows is an opportunity that recognizes staff at DOE National Laboratories showing achievement, leadership, service, and impact related to the DOE/Office of Science and its components.

Many of the scientists and engineers working with the Office of Science have been recognized with national honors, including the Nobel Prize, Federal Laboratory Consortium Excellence in Technology Transfer Award, and R&D 100 Awards.