ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Award at a Glance

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


To recognize and encourage creative work in synthetic organic chemistry.


The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $1,000 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.


A nominee must have accomplished outstanding creative work in synthetic organic chemistry that has been published. 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 annually. Learn more about submitting a nomination for the ACS National Awards.


Sponsored by MerckMillipore (A Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany)


The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association established the award in 1955. MerckMillipore (a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany), formerly Aldrich Chemical Company LLC and MilliporeSigma, assumed sponsorship of the award in 1976. No award was given in 1977.

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2024 Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry Award Recipient Viresh H. Rawal
2024 Recipient Viresh H. Rawal (Center) is Presented with His Award by Mary K. Carroll, ACS President (Left), and Lee H. Latimer, ACS Board of Directors (Right)
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