Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety Award

Deadline: October 1, 2022

This award honors individuals whose accomplishments include outstanding international research, innovation and contributions to crash injury protection, crash injury biomechanics and crash injury design for all mobility vehicles: land, air, sea and space. 

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Edward N. Cole Award for Automotive Engineering Innovation

Deadline: October 1, 2022

Recipients of this award will be an SAE member whose lifetime of accomplishment is judged to be a significant achievement in automotive engineering or whose innovative design is well detailed in an SAE paper.

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Forest R. McFarland Award

Deadline: October 1, 2022

This award honors volunteers for their outstanding contributions toward the work of the SAE Engineering Events in the planning, development, and dissemination of technical information.

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Gary Dickinson Award for Teaching Excellence

Deadline: October 1, 2022

The focus of the lecture deals with ground vehicles for either on- or off-road operation in either commercial or military service, providing practical procedures and data useful in formulating solutions in commercial vehicle design, manufacture, operation, and maintenance.

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Henry Ford II Distinguished Award for Excellence in Automotive Engineering

Deadline: September 1, 2022

The award recognizes the ingenuity of SAE member individuals or teams, whose engineering skills have contributed to the design of a product or development of a manufacturing process which has had a significantly positive impact on the passenger car, truck or bus industry.

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James M. Crawford Executive Standards Committee Outstanding Achievement Award

Deadline: October 1, 2022

This award recognizes those who make a valuable contribution of time and leadership in support of the SAE standards works and technical committees in the form of research, test methods and procedures, and/or development of standards and /or through external representation of the Society for similar works.

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L. Ray Buckendale Lecture

Deadline: November 1, 2022

The focus of the lecture deals with ground vehicles for either on- or off-road operation in either commercial or military service, providing practical procedures and data useful in formulating solutions in commercial vehicle design, manufacture, operation, and maintenance.

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Myers Award for Outstanding Student Paper

Deadline: October 1, 2022

This award was established in 1997 to annually recognize the best technical writing by a student. The writings must be based on work done by the lead author(s) while a student and presented at a major SAE event.

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SAE Arnold W. Siegel Humanitarian Award

Deadline: November 1, 2022

This award proudly honors individuals, teams, organizations or entities, both domestic and international, whose mobility industry contributions - research or practical application - have made a significant, positive, multi-generational impact on the world such as, but not limited to mobility safety or the environment, creating a safer, healthier world.

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SAE IHI Achievement in Boosting Award

Deadline: October 1, 2022

This award honors the best innovation and/or implementation of new ideas in boosting systems by an individual or a team that have positively impacted the industry.  New ideas not just in the area of performance, but also in the areas of fuel economy, emissions, cost, quality and reliability that generate a positive impact within the automotive industry will be considered.

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SAE John Johnson Award for Outstanding Research in Diesel Engines

Deadline: September 1, 2022

Two awards are presented annually, the Diesel Engine Medal for Individual Research, given to an individual for outstanding contributions and leadership in research and development in the field of diesel engines through a singular accomplishment or lifetime achievement and the Best Paper Award.

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SAE John Melvin Motorsport Safety Award

Deadline: October 1, 2022

In the spirit of honoring Dr. Melvin’s contributions to safety, NASCAR has funded this award to recognize individuals, organizations or teams whose research and/or practical application represents unique, original concepts that, when applied to motorsports, cause significant positive change and elevate safety to new levels of innovation.

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SAE Medal of Honor

Deadline: November 1, 2022

The SAE Medal of Honor recognizes individuals who have dedicated their lives to this mission, making substantial, significant, and sustaining contributions throughout the course of their career to SAE which are regarded as a major factor in SAE’s global success. 

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SAE Ramesh Agarwal Computational Fluid Dynamics Award

Deadline: October 1, 2022

Professionals (individual or team) who have made significant science and engineering contributions to the field of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) are honored through this award.  Nominees may be from industry, academia, or government who have made contributions to CFD and its applications within the aerospace or ground vehicle industries. 

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SAE Sustainable Aviation Award in Honor of Ramesh Agarwal

Deadline: November 1, 2022

This award recognizes individuals or teams (SAE members or non-members) who have made an impact on sustainable aviation, whether working in industry, government or academia.

Examples include innovations related to sustainable aviation fuels, new aircraft designs and propulsion systems, contrails mitigation and air-traffic management, advanced materials, noise reduction, coating technologies resistant to wear and tear, air quality improvement, greener manufacturing processes, and topics related to circular economy, machine learning and artificial intelligence in the context of sustainable aviation. Innovations related to creating significant sustainable technologies or practices within the aviation infrastructure are also welcome.

The award was made possible through a generous contribution from the Agarwal Family, in honor of Ramesh Agarwal, the William Palm Professor of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Agarwal is a leader in sustainable aviation, computational fluid dynamics, and renewable & clean energy technologies, and is a Fellow and longtime member of SAE International.

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SAE Timken-Howard Simpson Automotive Transmission and Driveline Innovation Award

Deadline: October 1, 2022

As a testament to Howard Simpson’s commitment to technical innovation and creativity, this award recognizes an individual or a team from the automotive industry for outstanding contributions to the technology progress and dissemination in the area of automotive transmission and driveline. The award acknowledges new ideas, concepts, innovations or applications that will assist in improving this technology.

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Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award

Deadline: November 1, 2022

Established in 1963, this award is administered by the Teetor Educational Award Committee and consists of a framed certificate, a trip to a major SAE meeting, and two years of SAE membership. The award is presented at either WCX: World Congress Experience or at a major SAE aerospace event.

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Rodica Baranescu Award for Technical & Leadership Excellence

Deadline: October 1, 2022

The award serves to broaden the awareness of the reach and impact of women working in mobility engineering, thus stimulating the involvement of women in engineering and opening doors for young girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) who wish to pursue engineering careers.

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Rumbaugh Outstanding Student Leader Award

Deadline: October 1, 2022

Candidates for this award are exceptional student leaders involved in one or more SAE activity, and through this award will aspire to become an SAE leader during his/her adult career.

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Subir Chowdhury Medal of Quality Leadership

Deadline: October 1, 2022

In recognition of Dr. Chowdhury's contributions to the quality and engineering professions, The Subir Chowdhury Medal of Quality Leadership was established in 2010 to honor those in the mobility industry who bring forth such innovation and broaden the impact of "quality" in mobility engineering, design and manufacture.

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William R. "Bill" Adam Formula SAE® Vehicle Development Grant

Deadline: December 1, 2022

This grant, which provides funding to a Formula SAE® team to assist with the development of their vehicle design, was established in honor of William R. "Bill" Adam's contribution to FSAE and his lifelong dedication to mentoring young engineers.  

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