ACS National Awards

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


The ACS National Awards program is designed to encourage the advancement of chemistry in all its branches, to support research in chemical science and industry, and to promote the careers of chemists.

Nominations for the 2017 ACS National Awards are now open!

Priestley Medal


Congratulations to Jacqueline K. Barton, the 2015 recipient of ACS's highest honor, the Priestley Medal. Read more in C&EN.

Nomination Information

2015 Award Recipients & Banquet

Recipients of these prestigious chemistry awards were honored in March at the National Meeting in Denver.

Arthur C. Cope Scholar Awards recipients will be honored in August at the fall National Meeting in Boston.

ACS National Awards Program Contact

American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (800)227-5558, ext. 4575


National Awards Office Division Primer
This booklet provides technical divisions with quick access to answers to questions regarding the ACS National Awards Program’s selection and canvassing committee process and the awards banquet and ceremony, as well as how to nominate deserving individuals for national awards.

Prized Science
This video series features the work and contributions of recipients who won ACS prizes. Watch, listen, and discover how the chemistry behind ACS’ awards transforms our lives.