About Internal Awards
UCAR/NCAR recognizes employees through a system of awards for noteworthy contributions to the organization. Award recipients are announced at the annual staff holiday party each December and are listed on the Honors & Awards website.
All employees are eligible, and either an individual or a team may be nominated. Visitors and former staff are also eligible as long as the work being recognized was done at UCAR. Non-UCAR employees are eligible only if they were part of a team including UCAR employees who are also being nominated.
The highest recognition UCAR/NCAR can bestow on a staff member, the Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes distinct and extraordinary accomplishments that have provided a significant advance in enabling, understanding, or communicating key scientific issues during the preceding five years. Winners of the Distinguished Achievement Award receive a monetary prize and an engraved plaque or medal. The award was created in 2001.
The President solicits nominations annually. Nominations must be submitted through the directors or managers specified in UCAR's Employee Recognition Awards: Policy & Procedures.
Notable accomplishments by an individual or staff team are recognized with these awards. Each individual winner of an Outstanding Accomplishment Award receives a monetary prize and an engraved medal. Listings for each category on the Honors & Awards website begin in the first year that particular award was given. The awards began with creation of the first category, Outstanding Publication, in 1967.
Any employee may initiate a nomination. The nomination must be coordinated with and submitted by the directors and managers specified in UCAR's Employee Recognition Awards: Policy & Procedures. Review is by an interdivisional committee.