Carl S. Marvel Creative Polymer Chemistry Award

Purpose: To recognize and encourage accomplishments and/or innovation of unusual merit in the field of basic or applied polymer science by younger scientists.

Nature: The award consists of a plaque, a $3000 honorarium, and up to $2000 in travel support. The award is usually presented biennially in odd-numbered years at the Spring meeting of the Polymer Chemistry Division. The recipient is expected to present an address at a symposium organized in his/her honor. Reasonable travel expenses to the meeting are paid in addition to the honorarium

Establishment and Support: The award was established in 1980 and was sponsored by the Rohm and Haas Company through 2009.  Albemarle Corporation has sponsored the award since 2011.

Eligibility: A nominee must be a member or affiliate of the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry at the time of nomination, must have accomplished outstanding work in basic or applied polymer science, and shall not have reached his/her 45th birthday before January 1 of the year of the award. The award shall be granted to an individual without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Nomination Procedure: All submission and review of nominations are handled electronically. Please complete the application form and include it as the first page of the nomination package. To complete the package please include a nomination letter describing the accomplishments of the nominee (3 pages maximum), the nominee's curriculum vitae, three representative publications of the nominee, and two supporting letters (1 page per letter maximum). The entire nomination package should be compiled as single PDF file and e-mailed to the Polymer Division Business Office: kathyl@vt.edu . For additional question call 540-231-3029.

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