Members of the current award committee are not eligible to receive the award during their term of service on the award committee.
There are no limitations regarding nationality, membership in the Institute, or otherwise, but preference is given to members.
A candidate must be a living or passed away prior to May 1st of the nomination year and willing to present himself in person to receive the award.
No AIME Major Award winner is eligible to be nominated for another AIME Major Award until 9 years shall have elapsed, and the nomination support package shall conspicuously reference work in a new field or significant new accomplishments in the field for which the original award was made. (The AIME Major Awards are the Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal, Robert Earll McConnell? Award, James Douglas Gold Medal, Hal Williams Hardinge Award, Erskine Ramsay Medal, Robert H. Richards Award, William Lawrence Saunders Gold Medal, Benjamin F. Fairless Award and Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal.)
AIME Board members are exempt from receiving AIME awards.