Program Overview

The FLC Awards 


A prestigious honor

The FLC Awards annually recognize federal laboratories and their partners for outstanding technology transfer achievements. Winning an FLC award involves a detailed submission and peer-based judging and is considered a prestigious honor within the federal lab community. 

Who can win?

Most of the awards handed out each year recognize teams of individuals from federal labs and their partner organizations. The Awards Program also includes categories for individuals who are tech transfer professionals or who support federal technology transfer in other ways.

Only employees of FLC member labs are eligible to submit an awards application. However, because of the collaborative nature of technology transfer, winning teams represent collaborations between federal labs and partners from industry, academia, nonprofit, or state and local government. In addition to tech transfer professionals, team members might include scientists, researchers, engineers, manufacturers, distributors, and economic development experts who work alongside them to achieve their goal of creating available technologies that benefit society, the economy and national security.

Click here for the 2023 Awards Publication.

Click here to view the archive of thematic Spotlights on the award winners.

Two programs, one timeline

The FLC Regional and National Awards programs have been streamlined into one submission and judging period.

Once judges review and score entries, the FLC will announce selections for National Award winners as well as “Best in Region” winners for select categories. All winners will be recognized at the FLC National Meeting. The “Best in Region” winners will also be honored separately by their respective regions later in the year.

Click here to watch the latest video about the Unified Awards Program.

Award Nominations

The 2024 FLC awards nomination period will open during the summer of 2023. Stay tuned for announcements.

Helpful webinars

Have a few moments to help your awards application? Review one of the videos below and hear from the experts.

Choosing the Right Award Category for Your Agency/Laboratory Nomination

How to Put Together a Winning Award Submission

The Award from the Judges Perspective

Understanding the New Unified Awards Program

Understanding the new Awards submission platform - Slayte

A PDF of the PowerPoints can be found here.

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