Elias J. Corey Award for Outstanding Original Contribution in Organic Synthesis by a Young Investigator
Sponsor: The Pfizer Endowment Fund
Purpose: To recognize original and insightful work by a young investigator that has had significant impact on the field of synthetic organic chemistry.
Nature: The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting, at which the award will be presented, will be reimbursed.
Eligibility: The award will be granted to an individual who has less than 15 years of experience since his/her terminal degree, who has demonstrated creativity in the field of synthetic organic chemistry. A nominee must have accomplished research that is of exceptional merit and adds value to the field, such as the contribution of a novel and highly useful reagent, reaction, or catalytic process that solves a synthetic problem of considerable importance. Special consideration will be given to the application of such novel chemistry toward the synthesis of natural products and organic molecules of medicinal importance, and to the discovery of novel reactions or processes with broad utility. The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background.
Deadline: November 1 (annual review).
Establishment & Support: The award was established by the ACS Board of Directors in 2002. It is supported by the Pfizer Endowment Fund, which was funded by Pfizer Inc.
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2015 Jin-Quan Yu
2013 Martin D. Burke
2012 Jeffrey S. Johnson
2011 Jeffrey W. Bode
2010 Mohammad Movassaghi
2009 Brian M. Stoltz
2008 F. Dean Toste
2007 Michael J. Krische
2006 Justin Du Bois
2005 David W. C. MacMillan
2004 Gregory C. Fu