Priestley Medal

Award at a Glance

TypeAward
Recipient Industry, Chemistry Professional, Faculty
Category National Awards
AmountGold medallion + up to $2,500 expenses
DeadlineNovember 1, 2022
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Purpose

To recognize distinguished services to chemistry.

Description

The award consists of a gold medallion designed to commemorate the work of Joseph Priestley with a presentation box and a certificate. It may not be awarded more than once to the same individual. 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. The medal may be awarded not only to members of the Society, but also to non-members and to representatives of any nation. Members of the ACS Board of Directors are ineligible to receive this award.

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

American Chemical Society

History

Established by ACS in 1922.

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

K. Barry Sharpless receives his 2019 award plaque on stage with the ACS President and his sponsor representative.
2019 recipient K. Barry Sharpless (center) is presented his award by Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left), and Luis Echegoyen, ACS President-Elect (right).
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS

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