Elias J. Corey Award for Outstanding Original Contribution in Organic Synthesis by a Young Investigator

Award at a Glance

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

Purpose

To recognize original and insightful work by a young investigator that has had significant impact on the field of synthetic organic chemistry.

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.

Eligibility

The award will be granted to an individual who has less than 15 years of experience since his/her terminal degree, who has demonstrated creativity in the field of synthetic organic chemistry. A nominee must have accomplished research that is of exceptional merit and adds value to the field, such as the contribution of a novel and highly useful reagent, reaction, or catalytic process that solves a synthetic problem of considerable importance.

Special consideration will be given to the application of such novel chemistry toward the synthesis of natural products and organic molecules of medicinal importance, and to the discovery of novel reactions or processes with broad utility. The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, 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 Pfizer Endowment Fund

History

The award was established by the ACS Board of Directors in 2002. It is supported by the Pfizer Endowment Fund, which was funded by Pfizer, Inc.

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

Vy Maria Dong, 2019 recipient, is presented her award by sponsor representative Michelle Tran-Dubé, and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President
2019 recipient Vy Maria Dong (center) is presented her award by sponsor representative Michelle Tran-Dubé (right), and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left).
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS

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