ACS Fellows Program

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The American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows Program was created by the ACS Board of Directors in December 2008 to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the Society.  Read more about the program purpose.

2017 Call for Nominations

Nominations for 2017 ACS Fellows are scheduled to open February 1, 2017 and close April 6, 2017 (11:59 pm PDT).

ACS Fellow nominations must be submitted online. A link to the online nomination system will be posted by February 1.

New for 2017
  1. The language in the Code of Conduct section of the online nomination form has been updated.
  2. The Volunteer Service to the ACS Community section and the Contributions to the Science/Profession section of the online nomination form have a new 'Impact/Significance Summary' field.

Nomination Information

  • Eligibility and Selection Criteria
    Nominator/nominee eligibility requirements and selection criteria for ACS Fellow designation
  • Nomination Types
    Requirements for each of the four nomination types
  • Nomination Form Information (coming soon)
    Nomination form components, field formats, and entry examples
  • Nominee Impact Examples
    Examples of ACS Fellows criteria impactful statements contrasted with non-impactful statements
  • Program Guidelines 2017 (coming soon)
    Detailed information on the program—purpose, criteria, nominations, selection, and presentation
  • Nomination Checklist 2017 (coming soon)
    Information/documents needed for a complete nomination submission
  • Nomination System Instructions 2017 (coming soon)
    Instructions/screenshots to navigate the online nomination system
  • Nomination System Browser Support/Compatibilty (coming soon)
    Recommended internet browser versions for the online nomination system

Other Nomination Resources

  • "Elucidating ACS Fellows Nominations"
    comment by former ACS Fellows Oversight Committee Chair Neil Jespersen
  • ACS Fellow Nomination Feedback
    If you served as the primary nominator for an ACS Fellow nomination and the nominee was not selected, you can receive feedback on your nomination from the Chair of the ACS Fellows Oversight Committee by emailing your request to
  • "Becoming Award Ready" Webinar
    Co-produced by the ACS Board Committee on Grants and Awards, the Women Chemists Committee, and ACS Webinars® to encourage more diverse and qualified candidates to be nominated for ACS awards

ACS Fellows Program Contact

American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-872-4431       

ACS Fellows Classes

All ACS Fellows (.xlsx)

2016 Class of ACS Fellows

2015 Class of ACS Fellows

2014 Class of ACS Fellows

For 2009–2013 ACS Fellow information, please contact

ACS Webinars Fellows Series

The ACS Fellows Program partners with ACS Webinars® to offer webinars featuring ACS Fellows.