ACS Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution

Award at a Glance

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

Purpose

To recognize the importance of research with undergraduates. The award will honor a chemistry faculty member whose research in an undergraduate setting has achieved wide recognition and contributed significantly to chemistry and to the professional development of undergraduate students.

Description

The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed. Research Corp. will also provide a grant of $5,000 directly to the recipient's institution..

Eligibility

The nominee's department may offer work leading to the master's degree but cannot have a doctoral program. This award recognizes fundamental research that constitutes advances in science as evidenced by refereed publications with undergraduate coauthors in leading scientific research journals, external research grant support, and the subsequent professional development of students who have participated in the research program. The award will be given for significant work over a long period of time rather than for a specific, limited project. A nominee must be a tenured faculty member of a predominantly undergraduate institution. 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

Research Corporation for Science Advancement

History

Research Corporation for Science Advancement, a private foundation for the advancement of science, established the award in 1984.

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

Carol A. Parish, 2019 recipient, receives her award from ACS President Bonnie A. Charpentier and sponsor representative Andrew Feig.
2019 recipient Carol A. Parish (center) is presented her award by sponsor representative Andrew Feig (right) and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left).
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS

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