About the prize
The Fluid Dynamics Prize was established in 1979 with support from the Office of Naval Research to recognize and encourage outstanding achievement in fluid dynamics research.
In 2004, the Otto Laporte Award was combined with the Fluid Dynamics Prize so that the Division of Fluid Dynamics would have a single major prize - the Fluid Dynamics Prize. The prize is now supported by the Division of Fluid Dynamics, friends of Otto Laporte and the American Institute of Physics journal, Physics of Fluids.
The prize is given annually and consists of $10,000, an allowance for travel to the meeting at which the prize is awarded, and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient.