ACS Fellows Nominations

  • Only information submitted via the nomination form will be used to evaluate the nominee.  Correct spelling and grammar is important to the presentation of the nominee.
  • A candidate may receive more than one nomination provided that no more than one of the nominations is an individual nomination (e.g., a nomination submitted by a Division and also one submitted by an individual member).  In the selection process, each nomination will be evaluated on its own merit and the ratings/scores will be aggregated in making the selection.  A nominee receiving more than one nomination would have no intrinsic advantage or disadvantage relative to nominees with single nominations.
  • A member who is nominated and not selected may be re-nominated in subsequent years by the same or different nominators.  Nominations are not carried over from year to year.

Nomination Form Components

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Nomination Type
Nominee Identification
Nominee Information
     (1) Education
     (2) Professional History
     (3) Professional Organization Affiliations
     (4) Volunteer Service to the ACS Community
     (5) Contributions to the Science/Profession
     (6) Honors and Awards
Secondary Nominators
Nominator Letters
Letter of Attestation
Resume/CV  *New for 2015*
Supplementary Information

Download the 2015 ACS Fellows Nomination Checklist for a list of information/documents needed for a complete nomination submission.


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  • The Primary Nominator is responsible for submitting the nomination online.
  • The Primary Nominator may log in to the nomination system with his/her ACS ID and Password or his/her Last Name and Member Number.
  • Only members who are eligible to nominate will be allowed to log in to the nomination system.  Refer to the Eligibility and Selection Criteria page for more information.

Nomination Type

  • Once logged in, the Primary Nominator must first indicate the Nomination Type (e.g. Committee) and if applicable, the nominating body (e.g. Technician Affairs).
  • Only the nomination type(s) for which the Primary Nominator is eligible to submit will be displayed.
  • Refer to the Nomination Types page for more information.

Nominee Identification

  • Once the Primary Nominator has identified the nomination type, the next requirement is to identify and select the nominee.
  • The Primary Nominator can search for the nominee by name or member number.
  • The search feature accesses the ACS membership database and only members who are eligible to be nominated will appear in the search results.  Refer to the Eligibility and Selection Criteria page for more information.

Nominee Information

(1) Education

  • Enter all graduate and undergraduate degrees for the nominee.
  • Required fields for each degree: Institution, Degree, Major, and Graduation Year
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(2) Professional History

  • Chronicle the professional history of the nominee to include all significant positions.
  • Required fields for each professional history record: Employer, Title, From (year), To (year/present), and details of the responsibilities and accomplishments (200 words or less)
  • Example of a Professional History record:
    • Employer: ABC Company
    • Title: Senior Chemist
    • From: 2010   To: Present
    • Details: As a senior chemist at ABC Company, she is responsible for managing a team of 20 medicinal chemists who have successfully...
Professional History Section Screenshot from Online Nomination System

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(3) Professional Organization Affiliations

  • Enter up to six of the nominee's most significant professional organization affiliations in ACS and/or other professional organizations.
  • In this section, if the nominee has affiliations in their ACS member record (positions held in ACS National Committees, Local Sections, Divisions), the Primary Nominator will see a link to open the nominee's ACS Positions Report so that he/she may copy and paste the desired ACS activities information into the section fields.
  • Required fields for each affiliation: Professional Organization Name, Position/Title, From (year), To (year/present)
  • Example of a Professional Organization Affiliation record:
    • Professional Organization: American Chemical Society
    • Position/Title: Northwest Regional Meeting Chair
    • From: 1993   To: 1993
Professional Organization Affiliations Section Screenshot from Online Nomination System

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(4) Volunteer Service to the ACS Community

  • Enter up to six examples of the nominee's most significant volunteer service to the ACS community.  Please enter and describe each service activity separately.
  • As this section details one of the main eligibility criteria for an ACS Fellow, it should document evidence of service resulting in significant enhancements to ACS programs, products, or services.
  • Required fields for each record: Volunteer Role/Title, From (year), To (year/present), and details of the volunteer service and its significance (200 words or less)
  • Example of a Volunteer Service record:
    • Volunteer Role/Title: ABC Local Section National Chemistry Week Project Chair
    • From: 2012   To: 2012
    • Details: As Project Chair, he developed and managed the week-long schedule of activities with 10 volunteers and 100 student participants.  He developed a chemistry road-show which traveled to three schools engaging students in hands-on activities including.... 
Volunteer Service Section Screenshot from Online Nomination System

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(5) Contributions to the Science/Profession

  • Enter up to six of the nominee's most significant professional accomplishments.  Please enter and describe each contribution separately.
  • As this section details one of the main eligibility criteria for an ACS Fellow, it should document evidence of excellence and leadership that have a lasting beneficial impact in science, the profession, education, and/or management.
  • Required fields for each record: Contribution Title, From (year), To (year/present), and details of the contribution and its impact (200 words or less)
  • Example of a Contribution to the Science/Profession record:
    • Contribution Title: Chemistry Education Text
    • From: 1995   To: 2000
    • Details: He is the co-author of a high school chemistry textbook, XYZ, which introduced a new methodology for the teaching of... and included innovative technology teaching aids to...
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(6)  Honors and Awards

  • Enter up to six major honors/awards for the nominee.
  • In this section, if the nominee has received an ACS National Award, the Primary Nominator will see a link to open the nominee's Honors and Awards Report so that he/she may copy and paste the desired ACS award information into the section fields.
  • Required fields for each record: Honor/Award Name, Award Sponsor, Year received
  • Example of an Honors and Awards record:
    • Name: ACS Award for Achievement in Research for the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry
    • Sponsor: ACS / Pearson Education
    • Year: 2001
Honors and Awards Section Screenshot from Online Nomination System

Secondary Nominators

  • Each nomination requires two Secondary Nominators.
  • The Primary Nominator can search for the Secondary Nominators by name or member number in the online nomination system.
  • The search feature accesses the ACS membership database and only members who are eligible to be secondary nominators will appear in the search results.  Refer to the Eligibility and Selection Criteria page for more information.

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Nominator Letters

  • Three letters of recommendation must be uploaded — one from the Primary Nominator and one from each of the two Secondary Nominators.
  • It is recommended that one Secondary Nominator focus on the nominee’s ACS contributions and the other Secondary Nominator focus on scientific/professional contributions.  Among the three letters, there should be a clear description of the nominee's major accomplishments and leadership that have a lasting impact in science, the profession, education, and/or management and should provide evidence of the nominee’s volunteer service in the ACS community resulting in significant enhancements to ACS programs, products, or services.  
  • In order to provide a diverse perspective regarding the eligibility of the candidate, it is strongly recommended that the letters of recommendation address the breadth of the candidate’s professional contributions and volunteer service to ACS and not be limited just to the nominee’s contributions in research/teaching/management or as a member of a Committee, Local Section, or Division.
  • Letters of recommendation should be on official letterhead, where applicable.
  • Limit each letter two 2 pages or 800 words, with no less than 11 point font.
  • Only PDF file format is accepted.

Letter of Attestation (if applicable)

  • The online nomination system will verify if a Letter of Attestation is required based on the status of the nominators.  If a Letter of Attestation is required, the system will prompt the Primary Nominator to upload one.
  • If the nomination is being submitted on behalf of a Committee, Division, or Local Section and the Chair of that body is not eligible to serve as the primary or a secondary nominator, the Chair must provide the Primary Nominator with a Letter of Attestation to be uploaded into the nomination system.
  • The Letter should be authored by the Chair of the nominating body, include the nominee’s name, and attest that the nomination is indeed being submitted on behalf of the Committee, Division, or Local Section.  If the Chair is the nominee, refer to the Nomination Types page for requirements regarding who must write the letter.
  • The letter will be verified by program staff, but will not be seen by the Selection Committee.
  • Only PDF file format is accepted.

Resume/CV

  • The nominee's resume or curriculum vitae must be uploaded.
  • Limit file to 2 pages, with no less than 11 point font.
  • Distinguish refereed from non-refereed publications in the file.
  • Only PDF file format is accepted.

Supplementary Information (optional)

  • If nominee information the Primary Nominator wants to include does not correspond to the designated sections of the nomination form, he/she should upload it in this optional section.
  • If the nominee has proprietary work in industry, it is suggested that the nominator include a letter from someone in the nominee's management chain in this section.
  • Limit file to 5 pages or 2000 words for each nomination. 
  • Only PDF file format is accepted.

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