Collier, a Somerville resident and MIT police officer, was shot to death on April 18 by the suspects in the Boston Marathon Bombing, according to authorities.
Collier also worked and volunteered with the Somerville Police Department, and in August he was posthumously appointed to the department. When he was killed, at the age of 27, he was weeks away from being sworn in as a Somerville police officer, which had been his dream.
According to WHDH, the first Collier Medal will be presented on Feb. 25, and MIT is accepting nominations through Jan. 10.
MIT also unveiled a Sean Collier Memorial in October.