Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods

Award at a Glance

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

Purpose

To recognize and encourage outstanding and creative contributions to research in synthetic methods.

Description

The award consists of $5,000, a medallion with a presentation box, and a certificate. Up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed. The medallion will be presented during the award address.

Eligibility

A nominee must have accomplished outstanding and creative research that involved the discovery and development of novel and useful methods for chemical synthesis. The synthetic method that is the basis for the award may be related to any area of 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.

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 Purdue Borane Research Fund and the Herbert C. Brown Award Endowment

History

Gifts from the Purdue Borane Research Fund to the Herbert C. Brown Award Endowment have supported the award since 2003. The award was established in 1997 and was sponsored by the Aldrich Chemical Company, LLC, through 2002.

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 Huw M. L. Davies displays his award plaque on stage.
2019 recipient Huw M. L. Davies (center) is presented his award by sponsor representative, P. V. Ramachandran (right), and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left).
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS

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