ACS Award in Colloid Chemistry

Award at a Glance

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


To recognize and encourage outstanding scientific contributions to colloid chemistry.


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.


The nominee must have made outstanding scientific contributions to colloid chemistry. 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.


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.


Colgate-Palmolive Company


Colgate-Palmolive Company began sponsorship in 2014. The Procter & Gamble Co. sponsored the award from 1994 to 2013. The award was established as the ACS Award in Colloid and Surface Chemistry in 1952 and supported until 1993 by the Kendall Co.

Contact Information

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

Naomi J. Halas receives the 2019 ACS Award in Colloid Chemistry.
2019 recipient Naomi J. Halas (center) is presented her award by sponsor representative, Long Pan (right), and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left).
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS

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