Bylaws Regarding Prizes and Awards
Article IV: Prizes and Awards
1. Definitions. - Prizes shall be awarded by the Society to recognize and reward outstanding research accomplishments and should carry a substantial minimum stipend. Awards may recognize a broader range of achievement (not excluding notable physics research) and may be restricted to a specific category or class of physicists. An Award should normally carry a more modest stipend than a Prize.
2. Approvals. - The Council shall approve the criteria for all Prizes and Awards awarded by the Society. Individual recipients of Prizes and Awards shall be approved by the Executive Board.
3. Prize and Award Selection Committees. - The Selection Committees to choose the recipients of Society Prizes shall be appointed by the President after consulting the Division(s), Forum(s), or Topical Group(s) most closely associated with the field of the prize. The Selection Committees to choose the recipients of Awards shall be appointed by the President upon recommendation from an appropriate unit of the Society.