ACS Award for Creative Invention

Award at a Glance

TypeAward
Recipient Industry, Chemistry Professional, Faculty
Category National Awards
Amount$5,000 + expenses
DeadlineNovember 1, 2022

Purpose

To recognize a single inventor for the successful application of research in chemistry and/or chemical engineering that contributes to the material prosperity and happiness of people.

Description

The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $1,000 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.

Eligibility

The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background. A patent must have been granted for the work to be recognized, with the nominee listed as an inventor, and it will have been developed during the 17 years ending January 1, 2019. A copy of the patent must be submitted with the nominating documents.

Deadline

November 1 (annual review)

How to Apply

The nomination period is open from July 1 to November 1. Learn more about ACS National Award Nominations.

Sponsor

ACS Corporation Associates

History

ACS Corporation Associates began sponsoring the award in 1975. The award was established in 1966 by the ACS Board of Directors through the efforts of the ACS Joint Board Council Committee on Patent Matters and Related Legislation.

Contact Information

Awards Office
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036-4801
Phone: 202-872-4575
Fax: 202-776-8008
awards@acs.org

Jonathan L. Vennerstrom, 2019 recipient, is presented his award by ACS President Bonnie A. Charpentier and sponsor Robert J. Wolcik.
2019 recipient Jonathan L. Vennerstrom (center) is presented his award by sponsor representative, Robert J. Wolcik (right), and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left).
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS

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