Nakanishi Prize

Award at a Glance

TypeAward
Recipient Industry, International, Chemistry Professional, Faculty
Category National Awards
Amount$5,000 + expenses
DeadlineNovember 1, 2023

Purpose

To recognize and stimulate significant work that extends chemical and spectroscopic methods to the study of important biological phenomena.

Description

The prize 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. Presentations in odd-numbered years are administered by the ACS and in even-numbered years by the Chemical Society of Japan. The medallion will be presented during the award address.

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 for outstanding scientific achievement. Special consideration will be given for work that has contributed broadly on an international scope.

Deadline

November 1 (presented biennially in odd-numbered years)

How to Apply

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

Sponsor

The Nakanishi Prize Endowment

History

The prize was established in 1995 by the students and colleagues of Koji Nakanishi in the United States and Japan and by members of the scientific community of both countries who have benefited by his nurturing of collaborative and interdisciplinary science. Consequently the prize is given in the U.S. and in Japan in alternate years through the designated Societies. The separate endowments are administered accordingly.

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

Lewis E. Kay receives his 2019 award plaque on stage with the ACS President and his sponsor representative.
2019 recipient Lewis E. Kay (center) is presented his award by sponsor representative Thomas M. Connelly, Jr. (right), ACS Executive Director & CEO and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left).
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS

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