ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Award at a Glance

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


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. Learn more about ACS National Award Nominations.


MilliporeSigma (a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany)


MilliporeSigma (formerly Aldrich Chemical Company, LLC), assumed sponsorship of the award in 1976. The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association established the award in 1955. No award was given in 1977.

Contact Information

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

photo of Richmond Sarpong presented with his award
2022 recipient Richmond Sarpong (right) is presented his award by Angela K. Wilson, ACS President (left).
Photo by Nam Thai,

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