ACS Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students Into Careers in the Chemical Sciences

Award at a Glance

TypeAward
Recipient Institution, Chemistry Professional, Faculty, K-12 Teacher, Industry
Category National Awards
Amount$5,000 + $10,000 to institution
DeadlineNovember 1, 2022

Purpose

To recognize significant accomplishments by individuals in stimulating students, underrepresented in the profession, to elect careers in the chemical sciences and engineering.

Description

The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. A grant of $10,000 will be made to an academic institution, designated by the recipient, to strengthen its activities in meeting the objectives of the award. Up to $1,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.

Eligibility

Nominees for the award may come from any professional setting: academia, industry, government, or other independent facility. The award is intended to recognize significant accomplishments in the United States by individuals in stimulating students, especially those currently underrepresented in the profession, to elect careers in the chemical sciences and engineering, and in generating a broader appreciation of chemistry as the central science. 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.

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

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

History

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. established the award in 1993.

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

photo of Kimberly M. Jackson presented with his award
2022 recipient Kimberly M. Jackson (center) is presented his award by Matthew V. Tirrell (right), and Angela K. Wilson, ACS President (left).
Photo by Nam Thai, EPNAC.com

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