Established in 1963 by William Francis Gibbs, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and his brother, Frederic H. Gibbs, the Gibbs Brothers Medal recognizes “outstanding contributions to naval architecture and marine engineering.” It conveys a monetary prize of $20,000, an illuminated scroll and vermeil medal, and expenses to attend the presentation ceremony, which will be held at the NAS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

Nominees should be individuals whose careers have been primarily focused on work in/for the United States. The nature and scope of distinguished contributions to naval architecture and marine engineering are illustrated by the range of accomplishments and benefits associated with past recipients of this award. These recipients and their achievements can be found here.

To submit a nomination, click here. Nominations are due by October 3, 2016. For questions, please contact Deborah Young in the NAE Awards Office at

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