George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry

Award at a Glance

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

Purpose

To recognize, encourage, and stimulate outstanding research achievements in hydrocarbon or petroleum 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 regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background. A nominee must be a resident of the United States or Canada and have accomplished outstanding research in the chemistry of hydrocarbons or petroleum and its products. Special consideration will be given to independence of thought and originality.

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

George A. Olah Award Endowment

History

Since 1997, the award, under the above title, has been supported through a fund initially created by donations from the Morris S. Smith Foundation and the Dow Chemical Co. No awards were presented in 1974 and 1975. The Amoco Foundation sponsored the award from 1986 to 1994. The Lubrizol Corp. sponsored the award from 1976 to 1985. The award was established in 1948 as the ACS Award in Petroleum Chemistry and was sponsored by the Precision Scientific Co. until 1973.

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

2019 Award recipient Chunshan Song receives her award on stage.
2019 recipient Chunshan Song (center) is presented his award by John E. Adams, ACS Board of Directors (right), and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left).
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS

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