ACS Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry

Award at a Glance

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


To recognize outstanding contributions to the advancement of the chemistry of fluorine.


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. The award is presented in odd-numbered years at the Biennial Winter Fluorine Conference. The award is presented in even-numbered years during an ACS national meeting at which the ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry meets.


A nominee must have made an outstanding contribution or contributions to the field of fluorine 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.


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.


ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry


Establishment & Support: ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry will begin sponsorship in 2023. Arkema began sponsorship in 2021. The Division of Fluorine Chemistry sponsored the award from 2017 to 2020. The Juhua Group Technology Center China sponsored the award in 2015 and 2016. Honeywell sponsored the award in 2005, 2007, and 2009-2014. SynQuest Laboratories Inc. sponsored the award in 2004 and 2006 and supported the award in 2008. Clariant LSM (Florida) Inc., formerly Lancaster Synthesis, Inc., sponsored the award from 1991 to 2003. The award was established in 1971 by PCR, Inc., and was administered by the ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry until 1990.

Contact Information

Awards Office
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036-4801
Phone: 202-872-4575
Fax: 202-776-8008

Norio Shibata, 2019 recipient, is presented his award by ACS President Bonnie A. Charpentier and sponsor representative David Dixon.
2019 recipient Norio Shibata (center) is presented his award by sponsor representative, David A. Dixon (right), and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left)
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS

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