ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of lnorganic Chemistry

Award at a Glance

Recipient Industry, Faculty, Chemistry Professional, International
Category National Awards
Amount$5,000 + Expenses
DeadlineNovember 1, 2024


To recognize individuals who have advanced inorganic chemistry by significant service in addition to the performance of outstanding research.


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 demonstrated extensive contributions to the advancement of inorganic chemistry. Activities recognized by the award may include such fields as teaching, writing, research, and administration. The nominee must be an ACS member. 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 Strem Chemicals part of Ascensus Specialties


The ACS Award for Distinguised Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry, established in 1963, was supported by funds provided by anonymous donors for the first two years. Mallinckrodt, Inc. supported the award from 1965 to 1997. Strem Chemicals part of Ascensus Specialties assumed sponsorship of the award in 1998.

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2024 Distinguished Service in Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry Award Recipient Stephen A. Koch
2024 Recipient Stephen A. Koch (Center) is Presented with His Award by Mary K. Carroll, ACS President (Left), and Sponsor Representative Alfred A. Barney (Right)
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