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Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes Instructions

There are two categories of the Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes

  • Molecular nanotechnology – Experiment
  • Molecular nanotechnology – Theory

See list of previous winners.


Deadline for submitting nominations is March 18, 2019.

Nominations must state which Prize is being applied for, and have a summary with the nominee's address, telephone, and (if possible) fax and email address.

Nominations must include all of the following:

  1. URL of bio, CV, and/or research group
  2. List of up to five most relevant publications
  3. URLs for, or electronic files of, up to five most relevant publications
  4. Statement of up to 400 words describing the work and its relevance to the goal of MNT, e.g., molecular manufacturing and molecular machine systems. [If the work has multiple authors, the nominee's role must be stated.]

Contact information should be included for nominator as well as nominee. Finalists may be contacted for additional information.

Individual submissions are preferred, but teams of up to three will be considered. Team members may not be changed after the submission deadline.

Please submit the above information in ONE email to with a "cc" (courtesy copy) sent to

Supporting documents for all applications must be submitted with the email in one of two ways:

  • PREFERRED: A URL pointing at the full document, no fee required. URLs pointing to journal web sites that charge fees for non-subscriber access are not acceptable.
  • An email attachment of the full document emailed to, with nominee's name included, with a "cc" (courtesy copy) sent to


The prizewinner for Theory and Experimental will each receive $5,000.

Distinctions between the annually awarded Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes and the Feynman Grand Prize

2019 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize

Previously awarded Feynman Prizes


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