M. Frederick Hawthorne Award in Main Group Inorganic Chemistry

Sponsor: M. Frederick Hawthorne Award Endowment

Purpose: To encourage the advancement of inorganic chemistry and promote the careers of inorganic chemists.

Nature: The award will consist of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $1500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.

Eligibility: The M. Frederick Hawthorne Award in Main Group Inorganic Chemistry (Award) will be granted to a researcher who makes significant contributions to chemistry involving the elements of groups 1, 2, and 13-18 in the periodic table. Special consideration should be given to demonstrated creativity and independence of thought in keeping with the example provided by Professor M. Frederick Hawthorne.  The ongoing purpose of the award is to advance science in the rest of the periodic table. The Award is granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background.

Deadline: November 1                                                                                    

Establishment & Support: The award was established in 2019 and is supported through the M. Frederick Hawthorne Award Endowment.

Online Nomination Procedures

Contact Information

Awards Office
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036-4801
Phone: 202-872-4575
Fax: 202-872-6098


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