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Council of Representatives, Policies & Procedures
C7. Prizes and Awards:
C7.1 - Definitions. Prizes are 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.
C7.2 - Approvals. The Council approves the criteria for all Prizes and Awards awarded by the Society. Individual recipients of Prizes and Awards are reviewed by the Committee on Prizes and Awards and approved by the Council.
C7.3 - Prize and Award Selection Committees. The Selection Committees to choose the recipients of Society Prizes are appointed by the President after consulting the Units most closely associated with the field of the prize. The Selection Committees to choose the recipients of Awards are appointed by the President upon recommendation from an appropriate Unit of the Society.