Ipatieff Prize

Award at a Glance

TypeAward
Recipient Industry, Early Career, Chemistry Professional, Faculty
Category National Awards
AmountApprox. $5,000 + expenses
DeadlineNovember 1, 2023

Purpose

To recognize outstanding chemical experimental work in the field of catalysis or high pressure, carried out by an individual of any nationality who is not over 40 years of age.

Description

The award will consist of the income from a trust fund and a certificate. The financial value of the prize may vary, but it is expected that it will be approximately $5,000 and that it will be awarded every three years. Travel expenses related to conferment of the award will be reimbursed.

Eligibility

A nominee must not have passed their 40th birthday on April 30 of the year in which the award is presented, and will have done outstanding chemical experimental work in the field of catalysis or high pressure. If experimental investigations in these fields have been abandoned to such a degree that no outstanding results have been achieved, then the award may be given for highly meritorious work in a closely allied field of chemistry.

Special weight will be given to independence of thought and originality. The award may be made for investigations carried out in any country and without consideration of nationality. Preference will be given to American chemists. 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 (triennial review)

How to Apply

The nomination period is open from July 1 to November 1. Learn more about ACS National Award Nominations.

Sponsor

The Ipatieff Trust Fund

History

In 1943, the ACS Board of Directors accepted responsibility for administering an award created by a trust agreement between Vladimir N. and Barbara Ipatieff and Northwestern University, establishing the Ipatieff Trust Fund. Northwestern University is the trustee.

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

Ive Hermans receives his 2019 award plaque during the ACS award ceremony.
2019 recipient Ive Hermans (center) is presented his award by sponsor representative Tobin J. Marks (right) and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left).
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS

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