Application | Technology Innovation Award

Eligibility: Medicine, Engineering and Science Awards

  • Nominees must be within 15 years of first faculty appointment or of first appointment in industry (2001).
  • Nominees must have spent the past two years (ending October 31, 2015) performing research or developing technology in Texas.
  • Past nominees may be re-nominated.
  • If a team is nominated, at least one team member must meet these eligibility standards.
  • TAMEST members are not eligible for nomination.

To download a complete nomination packet, click here.

2016 Science Award - Physical Sciences

The O'Donnell Awards Selection Committee will give preference to nominations for research in the physical sciences for the 2016 Science Award. The Committee will give preference to nominations for research in the biological sciences for the 2017 Science Award.

Eligibility: Technology Innovation Award

  • Nominees must be continually employed in the state of Texas for the past two years (ending October 31, 2015).
  • Nominees must be within 25 years from their first full-time industry affiliated position at the end of the year in which the nomination is made.
  • For team nominations, the team member who meets all eligibility requirements, and must have had substantial responsibility for the development of the technology being considered.
  • TAMEST members are not eligible for nomination.

To download a complete Technology Innovation nomination packet, click here.

General guidelines

  • Nominators may designate one or more award categories as appropriate, however, the O’Donnell Awards Selection Committee reserves the option to consider a nomination in any category.
  • Past nominees may be re-nominated by completing the re-nomination form. Although not required, additional or updated information may be submitted for consideration in the 2016 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 and each will receive a citation and statue.

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.

Content guidelines

Instructions for preparing nominations are meant to serve as guidelines; TAMEST encourages nominators to be innovative in presenting candidate accomplishments. The committee is looking for substantiation of achievements as well as significance of nominee accomplishments.


Please note: the process in nominate a candidate for consideration has changed to an electronic form. All applications must be received through one the Application links below.

2016 Award Nomination & Re-Nomination Application for Medicine, Engineering and Science

2016 Award & Re-Nomination Application for Technology Innovation

Please make sure you have the following information ready before you begin the application.

  • Nominee and nominator contact information
  • Candidate summary of accomplishments (250-word and 50-word)
  • Access information for five most important research publications
  • Contact information for letters of support (letters of support should be sent directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
  • Candidate biographical sketch (to be uploaded)
  • Candidate bibliography (to be uploaded)

The deadline to submit nomination materials is April 30, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact Christine McCoy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (512) 471-3979.