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Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Analytical Chemistry

Purpose: For an individual who through professional service in activities such as teaching, writing, research, and administration has substantially and uniquely enhanced the field of analytical chemistry.


[This is no longer a requirement, by action of the Executive Committee on March 14, 2011: Eligibility is restricted to individuals whose contributions have not been specifically recognized by another ACS of Division of Analytical Chemistry Award]

  • Eligibility is not restricted to members of the Division of Analytical Chemistry. Nominees for the J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education must, however, must have demonstrated excellence in teaching through at least five years at the time the award is presented. 
  • Contributions by a candidate that have been recognized by a prior Divisional or ACS national award generally will not be considered by the jury for a Divisional award, especially if an award has been received within the past three years and within a similar area. This does not apply to the Award for Distinguished Service. Previous award winners for the divisional awards are listed below. The jury shall receive from its chairperson a list for each nominee of any such prior awards, their dates, and their citations. 
  • Any candidate previously nominated for an award who was not chosen as the awardee will be considered for up to three additional years without further action by the nominator being required. 

Nominations: Nominations should present evidence for one or more of the following outstanding accomplishments:

  • Enhance the positive perception of analytical chemistry in the public eye 
  • Foster the development of analytical chemistry research in academic institutions, government laboratories, or in private industries. 
  • Develop and implement programs that benefit the analytical community. These can be but are not limited to efforts within the Division of Analytical Chemistry or within the American Chemical Society 
  • Advance and promote the careers of analytical chemists in any area of employment 
  • Play a central role in improving the way analytical chemistry is practiced role in the use of chemical instrumentation.

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