This award is traditionally given to individuals or groups of individuals who have made significant contributions in the fields of research or education. Nominations should identify and describe the specific research project or educational activity for which the candidate is being considered. In addition to biographical information, the nomination should include an evaluation of the quality and/or effectiveness of the project/activity.
Nominations are reviewed by the Technical Review Committee of The Peanut Foundation and the award is presented at the USA Peanut Congress every June. Winner(s) receive an expense-paid trip to the Peanut Congress, a plaque and an honorarium of $1,000. The call for nominations is done each year in January.