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As of July 6th, APS offices are open to staff and invited visitors. The Society will remain closed to the public until further notice. Library & Museum staff now have access to our collections and will respond to reference and photoduplication requests as soon as possible. However, please note that response times may be delayed due to increased demand. The Society will continue a robust slate of virtual programs throughout the fall. Read more about virtual programming and resources that can be accessed remotely. For further information on the APS reopening and its COVID response, please click here.

Awards and Prizes

The American Philosophical Society began awarding medals in 1790. Since then, it has continued by awarding medals and prizes for outstanding achievement in the sciences, humanities, arts, professions, and public service.

The APS began awarding medals in 1790. Since then, it has continued by awarding medals and prizes for outstanding achievement in the sciences, humanities, arts, professions, and public service. Currently the Society makes 10 annual or semiannual awards. Two of these awards, the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History, and the Judson Daland Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Patient-Oriented Clinical Investigation, are open to competition. Candidates for the Barzun Prize may submit their work. Candidates for the Daland Prize must be nominated. Use the menu to the left to view information about each prize.