ACS National Awards

The ACS National Awards: Advancing Chemistry, Supporting Research, and Promoting Chemists

ACS National Awards Program is one of the means by which the Society meets its obligation “to encourage…the advancement of chemistry in all its branches, the promotion of research in chemical science and industry, [and] the improvement of the qualifications and usefulness of chemists.”


Call for Nominations

The nomination period for the 2016 ACS National Awards opened on July 1, 2014.

The continuing excellence of the ACS National Awards Program requires that a number of highly qualified chemistry professionals be nominated and that great care be taken in preparing the nominations. Please review the nomination guidelines and procedures before starting the nomination process.

The deadline date for all nominating material is November 1, 2014. Earlier submission is encouraged.

2015 Priestley Medalist

Jacqueline K. Barton, Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor and chair of the division of chemistry and chemical engineering at California Institute of Technology, will receive the Priestley Medal, the American Chemical Society’s highest honor, in 2015. Click here to view article in C&EN.

Past Priestley Medal Recipients

National Award Recipients

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 ACS National Awards. Winners of these prestigious chemistry awards will be honored on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in conjuction with the 249th ACS national meetings in Denver. The recipients of the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Awards will be honored at the fall national meeting in August.


National Award Information