NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences: Here’s everything you need to know

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The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is calling for nominations for the NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences to award scientists for their extraordinary contributions to agriculture, or their understanding of a species fundamentally important to agriculture.

The award includes a medal and a $100,000 prize, endowed through gifts from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

“Food and agricultural research has been a key foundation of advances in human nutrition and economic growth, and will continue to be essential to future growth, resilience, and conservation of resources and the environment. This prize will acknowledge, reward, and encourage major contributions to the field,” said Rob Horsch, deputy director of agricultural development of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The nomination deadline is October 5, 2020, and the recipients will be announced next year.