George and Christine Sosnovsky Award for Cancer Research

Sponsor: George and Christine Sosnovsky Endowment Fund

Purpose: For outstanding achievements in the elucidation of the chemical and biochemical pathways underlying human cancers, leading to the discovery and development of improved cancer therapeutics.

Nature: The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $2500 (applicable toward travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented) will be reimbursed.

Eligibility: The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background. Nominees may include individuals or research teams (maximum 3 individuals). Outstanding contributions to medicinal and biological chemistry will be considered.

Deadline: November 1 (Presented biennially in even-numbered years)

Establishment & Support: The award was established in 2010 and is supported through an endowment by George and Christine Sosnovsky Endowment Fund.

Contact Information

Awards Office
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-4801
Phone: 202-872-4575
Fax: 202-776-8008


2015 Christopher Leamon, Philip Low, Joseph Reddy, and Iontcho R. Vlahov

2012 Lawrence J. Marnett


2015 recipients Christopher P. Leamon (second to left), Philip S. Low (third to left), Joseph A. Reddy (third to right), Iontcho Vlahov (second to right), Rigoberto Hernandez (right), ACS Board of Director, and Diane Grob Schmidt, ACS President (left).