The call for nominations for the 2018 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards is open through April 30, 2017.

Nomination Packet

For more detailed information on nomination guidelines, download the appropriate nomination packet below.

Medicine, Engineering and Science nomination packet

Technology Innovation nomination packet


To begin the online nomination application, please click on the appropriate link below.

2018 Award Nomination & Re-Nomination Application for Medicine, Engineering and Science

2018 Award Nomination & Re-Nomination Application for Technology Innovation

General Guidelines

  • Nominators may only designate one award category. The O’Donnell Awards Selection Committee reserves the option to consider a nomination in any category.
  • Recent past nominees may be re-nominated by simply checking the “yes” box in the re-nomination section at the top of the nomination form. (Although additional or updated information may be submitted for consideration in the 2018 review process.)
  • Eligible nominators include TAMEST members, university presidents, chancellors, provosts, vice-presidents for research, deans, or industry executives.
  • If the committee elects to recognize more than one individual in a field, the $25,000 honorarium will be divided evenly among the winners.

Selection Process

The selection process includes reviews by the TAMEST's Awards Committee in consultation with selected national experts from the National Academies and from industry, plus a panel of Nobel Laureates from Texas. TAMEST's Board of Directors will approve the final selection of award recipients.

2018 Science Award - Physical Sciences

The O'Donnell Awards Selection Committee will give preference to nominations for research in the physical sciences for the 2018 Science Award. The committee will give preference to nominations for research in the biological sciences for the 2019 Science Award.


The deadline to submit 2018 nomination materials is April 30, 2017.


If you have questions or need more information, please contact Cindy Kralis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (512) 232-8495.